[rot-er-dam; for 1 also Dutch rawt-uh r-dahm]
- a seaport in SW Netherlands.
- a town in E New York, on the Mohawk River.
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Examples from the Web for rotterdam
I help advise Omer, a twenty-eight year old journalist, in his doctoral studies at Rotterdam University.Powerless In Gaza
May 1, 2013
But compared to its peers, like Rotterdam or Amsterdam, New York City is not as well prepared.
The infrastructure protecting low-lying Amsterdam and Rotterdam are built to withstand 10,000-year storms.
He had just moved up from Kinheim to the Rotterdam Neptunes this year at the age of 22.Murder at Home Plate
Nadette De Visser
November 23, 2011
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.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Shall get to Ostend, or Rotterdam, safe and snug; thence to Paris.Night and Morning, Complete
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
- 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)
The center of the city was destroyed during World War II by German bombs.
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