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[os-tend, os-tend]
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  1. a seaport in NW Belgium.
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Flemish Oo·sten·de [oh-sten-duh] /oʊˈstɛn də/.French Os·tende [aws-tahnd] /ɔsˈtɑ̃d/.
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Examples from the Web for ostend

Historical Examples

  • Shall get to Ostend, or Rotterdam, safe and snug; thence to Paris.

    Night and Morning, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • At Ostend, they joined the main Belgian army after its retreat from Antwerp.

  • We are to sail for Ostend by the regular packet, two of which go every week from Dover.


    Charles James Lever

  • The family sailed for Ostend, and I accompanied them to the mouth of the Thames.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Let her go, and you can join her a few days later, travelling by Ostend.

    The Doctor of Pimlico

    William Le Queux

British Dictionary definitions for ostend


  1. a port and resort in NW Belgium, in West Flanders on the North Sea. Pop: 68 273 (2004 est)French name: Ostende (ɔstɑ̃d) Flemish name: Oostende
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