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Hague

[heyg]
noun
  1. The, a city in the W Netherlands, near the North Sea: site of the government, royal residence, and of the International Court of Justice.
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South Holland

noun
  1. a province in the SW Netherlands. 1086 sq. mi. (2810 sq. km). Capital: The Hague.
  2. a city in NE Illinois.
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British Dictionary definitions for the-hague

Hague

1
noun
  1. The Hague the seat of government of the Netherlands and capital of South Holland province, situated about 3 km (2 miles) from the North Sea. Pop: 464 000 (2003 est)Dutch names: 's Gravenhage, Den Haag
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Hague

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noun
  1. William Jefferson. born 1961, British politician; leader of the Conservative party (1997–2001); foreign secretary from 2010; as a writer he is noted for his biography of William Pitt the Younger (2004)
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South Holland

noun
  1. a province of the SW Netherlands, on the North Sea: lying mostly below sea level, it has a coastal strip of dunes and is drained chiefly by distributaries of the Rhine, with large areas of reclaimed land; the most densely populated province in the country, intensively cultivated and industrialized. Capital: The Hague. Pop: 3 440 000 (2003 est). Area: 3196 sq km (1234 sq miles)Dutch name: Zuidholland
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Word Origin and History for the-hague

Hague

city in Netherlands, from Dutch Den Haag, short for 's Gravenhage, literally "the count's hedge" (i.e. the hedge-enclosed hunting grounds of the counts of Holland); see haw. In French, it is La Haye.

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