Ostend

[ os-tend, os-tend ]
/ ɒsˈtɛnd, ˈɒs tɛnd /

noun

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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Ostend
/ (ɒsˈtɛnd) /

noun

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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