[rot-er-dam; for 1 also Dutch rawt-uhr-dahm] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of rotterdam

  • I help advise Omer, a twenty-eight year old journalist, in his doctoral studies at Rotterdam University.

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    Powerless In Gaza

    Matt Sienkiewicz

    May 1, 2013

  • But compared to its peers, like Rotterdam or Amsterdam, New York City is not as well prepared.

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    The MTA and New York City Will Get Hit Again

    Matthew Zeitlin

    November 3, 2012

  • The infrastructure protecting low-lying Amsterdam and Rotterdam are built to withstand 10,000-year storms.

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    The MTA and New York City Will Get Hit Again

    Matthew Zeitlin

    November 3, 2012

  • He had just moved up from Kinheim to the Rotterdam Neptunes this year at the age of 22.

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    Murder at Home Plate

    Nadette De Visser

    November 23, 2011

Historical Examples of rotterdam

  • The first aspect of Rotterdam is strongly in favour of the people.

  • This was her first voyage, and she was said to be the largest ship out of Rotterdam.

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    James Fenimore Cooper

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

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    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Are you going to land them at the Hook or take them on to Rotterdam, sir?

    Roden's Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • I have also given Erasmus of Rotterdam a Passion engraved in copper.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

British Dictionary definitions for rotterdam


  1. a port in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province: the second largest city of the Netherlands and one of the world's largest ports; oil refineries, shipbuilding yards, etc. Pop: 600 000 (2003 est)
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rotterdam in Culture


City in the western Netherlands, near the North Sea. Second-largest city in The Netherlands, after Amsterdam, and its major foreign-trade center.


The center of the city was destroyed during World War II by German bombs.
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