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[French loo-van]
  1. a city in central Belgium.
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Flemish Leu·ven [lœ-vuh n] /ˈlœ vən/.
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Examples from the Web for leuven

Historical Examples

  • Leuven soon returned to Paris, and Dumas longed to follow him there.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil

    David W. Bartlett

  • He had just failed with “Lenore,” when Leuven asked him to collaborate in a play.

    Essays in Little

    Andrew Lang

  • Leuven returned to Paris, and Dumas was sent to the office of a solicitor at Crpy.

  • He set to work to rectify his lack of education and to collaborate with Leuven in the production of vaudevilles and melodramas.

  • Leuven received him with open arms, and gave the delighted youth a ticket to hear Talma.

British Dictionary definitions for leuven


  1. the Flemish name for Louvain
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  1. a town in central Belgium, in Flemish Brabant province: capital of the duchy of Brabant (11th–15th centuries) and centre of the cloth trade; university (1426). Pop: 89 777 (2004 est)Flemish name: Leuven
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