Luxembourg[luk′səm bʉrg′; Fr lük sän bo̵̅o̅r′]
Luxembourg definition by Webster's New World
- grand duchy in W Europe, bounded by Belgium, Germany, & France: 999 sq mi (2,587 sq km); pop. 401,000
- its capital, in the S part: pop. 76,000
- province of S Belgium: 1,715 sq mi (4,442 sq km); pop. 240,000also Luxemburg
Luxembourg definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A country of northwest Europe bordering on Belgium, Germany, and France. Created as a duchy in 1354, it was ruled successively by Burgundy, Spain, Austria, and France between 1443 and 1797, and it was made a grand duchy of the Netherlands by the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). In 1839 the greater part of it passed to Belgium. The remainder became autonomous in 1848 and was declared a neutral and independent territory in 1867. Luxembourg is the capital. Population: 480,000.
- also Luxembourg City The capital of Luxembourg, in the southern part of the country. It developed around a heavily fortified tenth-century castle. Population: 76,400.
- Luxˈem·bourgˌer, Luxˈem·burgˌer noun
Luxembourg - Cultural Definition
- Luxembourg has been a member of NATO since 1949.
- It was occupied by Germany during parts of World War I and World War II.
- Part of the Battle of the Bulge was fought in northern Luxembourg in the winter of 1944-1945.
- It is an international financial center and one of Europe's oldest and smallest independent countries.