Low Countries
geographical name region W Europe bordering on North Sea & comprising modern Belgium, Luxembourg, & the Netherlands

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  • Low Countries — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low Countries — Low Coun|tries, the another name for the Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, bordered by Belgium, Germany and the ↑North Sea. It is called the Low Countries because the land is mostly flat, and some parts are below ↑sea level …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Low Countries — the Netherlands, Belgium, & Luxembourg …   English World dictionary

  • Low Countries — For information about the confusion beetween the Low Countries and the Netherlands, see Netherlands (terminology). The Low Countries as seen from space The Low Countries (Dutch: De Lage Landen) are the historical lands around the low lying delta… …   Wikipedia

  • Low Countries — the lowland region near the North Sea, forming the lower basin of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt rivers, divided in the Middle Ages into numerous small states: corresponding to modern Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. * * * Coastal region …   Universalium

  • Low Countries — Netherlands, Low Countries, Holland, Dutch The Netherlands is the official name for the Kingdom of Holland; Holland (strictly only a part of the Netherlands) is used informally. The term Low Countries includes Belgium and Luxembourg as well as… …   Modern English usage

  • Low Countries — noun the lowland region of western Europe on the North Sea: Belgium and Luxembourg and the Netherlands • Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographical area, ↑geographic area, ↑geographical region, ↑geographic region • Part Holonyms: ↑Europe * * * the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Low countries —    This geographical expression originally desig nated the whole Northern German lowland. In the later Middle Ages, the “Netherlands” and “Belgium” were designated as the “laghe lan den bi der see,” the low countries near the sea. During the 16th …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • Low Countries — Low′ Coun tries n. pl. geg the lowland region near the North Sea, forming the lower basin of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt rivers, divided in the Middle Ages into numerous small states: corresponding to modern Belgium, Luxembourg, and the… …   From formal English to slang

  • Low Countries — noun The countries on low lying land around the delta of the Rhine, Scheldt, and Meuse (Maas) rivers …   Wiktionary

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