Rotterdam[rät′ər dam′; Durō̂′tər däm′]
Rotterdam definition by Webster's New World
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seaport in SW Netherlands, in the Rhine delta: pop. 599,000
Rotterdam definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A city of southwest Netherlands on the Rhine-Meuse delta south-southeast of The Hague. Chartered in 1328, it was a major commercial power during the 16th and 17th centuries and is today a thriving port accessible via canal to oceangoing vessels. The city was heavily bombed during World War II. Population: 584,000.
Rotterdam - Cultural Definition
City in the western Netherlands, near the North Sea. Second-largest city in The Netherlands, after Amsterdam, and its major foreign-trade center.
- The center of the city was destroyed during World War II by German bombs.