[ French loo-van ]

  1. a city in central Belgium.

  • Flemish Leu·ven [lœ-vuhn] /ˈlœ vən/ .

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How to use Louvain in a sentence

  • He was the friend of several great humanists of the period, including Erasmus; he was in Louvain, evidently, in 1518.

  • The counter-reformation was everywhere in progress under teachers trained at Louvain.

  • The Burgomaster gave him the keys of the city; and the Pensionary of Louvain welcomed him on behalf of all the local magistrates.

    Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
  • When this war was less than two months old, whole towns, such as Louvain, Bruges and Rheims had been laid in waste.

    Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
  • Quite unexpectedly he was caught behind the lines, near Louvain.

British Dictionary definitions for Louvain


/ (French luvɛ̃) /

  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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