[ yoo-trekt; Dutch y-trekht ]


  1. a province in central Netherlands. 511 sq. mi. (1,325 sq. km).
  2. a city in and the capital of this province: treaties ending the War of the Spanish Succession signed here 1714.


/ ˈyːtrɛxt; ˈjuːtrɛkt /


  1. a province of the W central Netherlands. Capital: Utrecht. Pop: 1 152 000 (2003 est). Area: 1362 sq km (526 sq miles)
  2. a city in the central Netherlands, capital of Utrecht province: scene of the signing (1579) of the Union of Utrecht (the foundation of the later kingdom of the Netherlands) and of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), ending the War of the Spanish Succession. Pop: 265 000 (2003 est)

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Congratulations to Ruben te Wierik of Utrecht, the Netherlands, winner of last week’s Riddler Classic.

Recent music festivals, including the Verknipt festival in Utrecht, Netherlands, and Rolling Loud in Miami, have been connected to outbreaks among their attendees and surrounding communities.

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Putting that into practice is complicated, but the Dutch city of Utrecht plans to become the first to make it a reality.

In the last two years Utrecht has installed nearly 500 bi-directional charging stations and is positioning itself as one of the world’s leading test beds for the technology.

Gibraltar was ceded to Britain in perpetuity under the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht.

He takes up the thread of events where Marlborough left them: he begins only at the peace of Utrecht.

Nevertheless nearly thirty years elapsed after the peace of Utrecht before England again sent an army to the continent.

What is mentioned in the sentence concerning the deputation to Utrecht, he shews to be palpably false.

The Treaty of Utrecht secured freedom of worship to the Acadians under certain conditions.

I advise you to pull down all the forts you have built on the Abenaki lands since the Peace of Utrecht.


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