A view of downtown Brussels.
Brussels definition by Webster's New World
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capital of Belgium, in the central part: headquarters of the European Union: pop. 952,000
Fl. name Brussel
Brussels definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The capital and largest city of Belgium, in the central part of the country. Once the chief town of Brabant, it was made (1530) the capital of the Netherlands under the Hapsburgs. Officially bilingual (Flemish and French), it became capital of Belgium in 1830. Population: 146,000.
Brussels - Cultural Definition
Capital of Belgium and largest city in the country, located in central Belgium; a commercial, industrial, financial, administrative, and cultural center.
- Several international organizations, including NATO and the EU are headquartered in Brussels.