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[nahy-mey-guh n; Dutch nahy-mey-khuh n, -khuh]
  1. a city in the E Netherlands, on the Waal River: peace treaty 1678.
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German Nimwegen.Formerly Nymwegen.
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Historical Examples of nijmegen

  • Assault on the works of Nijmegen, a strong city of Holland; general Bushe, of the allies, was killed by an 8lb.

    The Every Day Book of History and Chronology

    Joel Munsell

  • Terence was confident he saw Nijmegen; but pushing on to get a still finer view, we came to grief in crossing a heather “brae”.

British Dictionary definitions for nijmegen


  1. an industrial town in the E Netherlands, in Gelderland province on the Waal River: the oldest town in the country; scene of the signing (1678) of the peace treaty between Louis XIV, the Netherlands, Spain, and the Holy Roman Empire. Pop: 156 000 (2003 est)Latin name: Noviomagus German name: Nimwegen
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