Nantes

[nants; French nahnt]
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noun

a seaport in and the capital of Loire-Atlantique, in W France, at the mouth of the Loire River.
Edict of, French History. a law, promulgated by Henry IV in 1598, granting considerable religious and civil liberty to the Huguenots: revoked by Louis XIV in 1685.

Loire-Atlantique

[lwar-at-lahn-teek]

noun

a department in NW France. 2695 sq. mi. (6980 sq. km). Capital: Nantes.
Formerly Loire-In·fé·rieure [lwar-an-fey-ryœr] /lwar ɛ̃ feɪˈryœr/.
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  • "And I am naturally going there, when going to Nantes," replied the surintendant.

  • The lamprey, petromyzon, is put by Linneus amongst the nantes, which are defined to possess both gills and lungs.

  • Was he not traveling to join the king at Nantes, and what did the rapidity prove but his zeal to obey?

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • Five months had now elapsed since the duchess entered Nantes.

    Louis Philippe

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • Kleber marched with great rapidity, passed through Nantes without stopping, and established himself at the camp of Saint Georges.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty



British Dictionary definitions for nantes

Nantes

noun

a port in W France, at the head of the Loire estuary: scene of the signing of the Edict of Nantes and of the Noyades (drownings) during the French Revolution; extensive shipyards, and large metallurgical and food processing industries. Pop: 270 251 (1999)
history See Edict of Nantes

Loire-Atlantique

noun

a department of W France, in Pays de la Loire region. Capital: Nantes. Pop: 1 174 120 (2003 est). Area: 6980 sq km (2722 sq miles)
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