follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

's Hertogenbosch

[ser-toh-khuh n-baws] /ˈsɛr toʊ xənˌbɔs/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of North Brabant, in the S Netherlands.
French Bois-le-Duc.

Hertogenbosch, 's

[Dutch ser-toh-khuh n-baws] /Dutch ˈsɛr toʊ xənˌbɔs/
noun

North Brabant

noun
1.
a province in S Netherlands. 1965 sq. mi. (5090 sq. km).
Capital: 's Hertogenbosch.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for 's Hertogenbosch

's Hertogenbosch

/Dutch shɛrtoːxənˈbɔs/
noun
1.
a city in the S Netherlands, capital of North Brabant province: birthplace of Hieronymus Bosch. Pop: 133 000 (2003 est) Also called Den Bosch French name Bois-le-Duc

North Brabant

noun
1.
a province of the S Netherlands: formed part of the medieval duchy of Brabant. Capital: 's Hertogenbosch. Pop: 2 400 000 (2003 est). Area: 4965 sq km (1917 sq miles) Dutch name Noordbrabant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for 's Hertogenbosch

North Brabant

provincie (province), second largest of The Netherlands, extending northward from the Belgium border, between the provinces of Zeeland (west) and Limburg (east), to the Maas (Meuse) and Merwede rivers. It is drained by the Mark (Merk) and Dommel rivers and the Zuidwillemsvaart and Wilhelmina canals. Its capital is 's Hertogenbosch. Neolithic, Bronze, and Iron Age remains attest to early occupation of the area; there were ancient Roman camps along the Maas. After the Middle Ages, the division between east and west (discernible in two different Iron Age groups) was continued in political divisions: the barony of Breda to the west and the Meierij van 's Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc) to the east, both subject to the duchy of Brabant. The affinities of the west still lie with Belgium and France, and those of the east with the Rhineland. Nearly all the inhabitants are Roman Catholic

Learn more about North Brabant with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for 's Hertogenbosch

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for 's hertogenbosch