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[dey-vuh n-ter]
  1. a city in E Netherlands.
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Examples from the Web for deventer

Historical Examples

  • There was nothing here of the glory that had shone about Deventer.

    Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

    Johan Huizinga

  • Deventer, which was full of sympathisers, was their first aim.

  • Zutphen was captured on the 20th of May, Deventer on the 20th of June.

  • Gerrit, who had been a subaltern at Deventer and Venlo, was now a captain at the Hague.

    Small Souls

    Louis Couperus

  • It was probably painted while Ter Borch was a burgomaster of Deventer.

British Dictionary definitions for deventer


  1. an industrial city in the E Netherlands, in Overijssel province, on the River IJssel: medieval intellectual centre; early centre of Dutch printing. Pop: 88 000 (2003 est)
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