/ (ˈɛɡmɒnt) /

  1. Mount Egmont an extinct volcano in New Zealand, in W central North Island in the Egmont National Park: an almost perfect cone. Height: 2518 m (8261 ft): Official name: Mount Taranaki

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/ (ˈɛɡmɒnt) /

  1. Lamoral (lamoˈral), Count of Egmont, Prince of Gavre. 1522–68, Flemish statesman and soldier. He attempted to secure limited reforms and religious tolerance in the Spanish government of the Netherlands, refused to join William the Silent's rebellion, but was nevertheless executed for treason by the Duke of Alva

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How to use Egmont in a sentence

  • The same weapon, a few minutes later, was used for the despatch of Egmont's friend, Count Horn.

    Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
  • That Egmont intended to carry out his scheme in its integrity, there is no room to doubt.

  • There was then in the bay the "Egmont," seventy-four, whose commander had expressed to the admiral his wish to return to England.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
  • We imagine them to be of the same race as the inhabitants of Egmont Island.

  • Sir Francis Egmont, whose surgical skill was only equalled by his human kindness, had told her all.

    The Angel of Pain | E. F. Benson