Orange Free State
geographical name — see Free State

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Orange Free State — • One of the four provinces of the Union of South Africa Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Orange Free State     Orange Free State      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Orange Free State — →↑Free State …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Orange Free State — province of South Africa, west of Lesotho: formerly a Boer republic (1854 1900) & then a British colony (Orange River Colony, 1900 10): 49,992 sq mi (129,480 sq km); pop. 2,783,000; cap. Bloemfontein …   English World dictionary

  • Orange Free State — For the former province of South Africa, see Orange Free State Province. Orange Free State Oranje Vrijstaat ← …   Wikipedia

  • Orange Free State — a province in central Republic of South Africa: a Boer republic 1854 1900; a British colony (Orange River Colony) 1900 10. 1,716,350. 49,647 sq. mi. (128,586 sq. km). Cap.: Bloemfontein. * * * Former province, central South Africa. Before the… …   Universalium

  • Orange Free State —    A Boer republic of South Africa established when Boer settlers migrated north from the Cape Colony during the Great Trek to escape British rule. Britain annexed the territory in 1848 but in 1854 returned it to the Boers in the Bloemfontein… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Orange Free State — Oranje Vrijstaat Oranje Vrystaat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Orange Free State — noun a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the Boers; named Free State in 1997 • Syn: ↑Free State • Instance Hypernyms: ↑state, ↑province • Part Holonyms: ↑South Africa, ↑Republic of South Africa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orange Free State — Or′ange Free′ State n. geg a province in central Republic of South Africa: a Boer republic 1854–1900; a British colony(Or′ange Riv′er Col ony)1900–10. 1,863,327; 49,647 sq. mi. (128,586 sq. km) Cap.: Bloemfontein …   From formal English to slang

  • Orange Free State — noun → Free State (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

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