Rotterdam

[ rot-er-dam; for 1 also Dutch rawt-uhr-dahm ]
/ ˈrɒt ərˌdæm; for 1 also Dutch ˌrɔt ərˈdɑm /

noun

a seaport in SW Netherlands.
a town in E New York, on the Mohawk River.

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British Dictionary definitions for Rotterdam

Rotterdam
/ (ˈrɒtəˌdæm) /

noun

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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Cultural definitions for Rotterdam

Rotterdam

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

notes for Rotterdam

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