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WhatsApp provides phone-number-based messaging, and people asked, 'Isn't that what SMS is?' Yes, but SMS is expensive, antiquated, and what WhatsApp did was modernize and level that playing field. For example, in Europe, if France wants to talk to Belgium, it's extraordinary costly because of border and telecom charges.
Brian Acton

Meaning of "Belgium" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BELGIUM

Belgium  [ˈbɛldʒəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BELGIUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Belgium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BELGIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Belgium

Belgium

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal monarchy in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters as well as those of several other major international organisations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres, and it has a population of about 11 million people. Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population. Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who are officially recognized. Belgium's two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia. The Brussels-Capital Region, officially bilingual, is a mostly French-speaking enclave within the Flemish Region. A German-speaking Community exists in eastern Wallonia. Belgium's linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of government.

Definition of Belgium in the English dictionary

The definition of Belgium in the dictionary is a federal kingdom in NW Europe: at various times under the rulers of Burgundy, Spain, Austria, France, and the Netherlands before becoming an independent kingdom in 1830. It formed the Benelux customs union with the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 1948 and and was a founder member of the Common Market, now the European Union. It consists chiefly of a low-lying region of sand, woods, and heath in the north and west, and a fertile undulating central plain rising to the Ardennes Mountains in the southeast. Languages: French, Flemish, German. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Brussels. Pop: 10 444 268. Area: 30 513 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BELGIUM


Brummagem
ˈbrʌmədʒəm
Dodgem
ˈdɒdʒəm
stratagem
ˈstrætɪdʒəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BELGIUM

Belfast
Belfort
belfried
belfries
belfry
Belg.
belga
Belgae
belgard
Belgaum
Belgian
Belgian Congo
Belgian hare
Belgian shepherd dog
Belgic
belgicism
Belgorod-Dnestrovski
Belgrade
Belgravia
Belial

WORDS THAT END LIKE BELGIUM

collegium
contagium
eryngium
eulogium
fastigium
florilegium
gametangium
horologium
macrosporangium
megasporangium
microsporangium
patagium
plagium
pterygium
refugium
seaborgium
sporangium
tetrasporangium
uropygium
vestigium

Synonyms and antonyms of Belgium in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Belgium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BELGIUM

Find out the translation of Belgium to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Belgium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Belgium» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

比利时
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Bélgica
570 millions of speakers

English

Belgium
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेल्जियम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَلْجِيكا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Бельгия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Bélgica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বেলজিয়াম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Belgique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Belgium
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Belgien
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ベルギー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

벨기에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Belgium
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước Bỉ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெல்ஜியம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बेल्जियम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Belçika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Belgio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Belgia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Бельгія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Belgia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Βέλγιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

België
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Belgien
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Belgia
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Belgium

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BELGIUM»

The term «Belgium» is very widely used and occupies the 3.429 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BELGIUM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Belgium» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Belgium» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Belgium

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10 QUOTES WITH «BELGIUM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Belgium.
1
Brian Acton
WhatsApp provides phone-number-based messaging, and people asked, 'Isn't that what SMS is?' Yes, but SMS is expensive, antiquated, and what WhatsApp did was modernize and level that playing field. For example, in Europe, if France wants to talk to Belgium, it's extraordinary costly because of border and telecom charges.
2
Mustafa Akyol
For the jihadists, Muslim women who embrace Western mores, and wear tight jeans or mini skirts, are hated symbols of corruption that need to be eradicated. For the ideological mentors of Breivik, a similar disturbance comes from the burqa, which is banned in France and Belgium, partly thanks to their efforts.
3
King Albert II
Belgium is modernizing itself and it gives me joy.
4
Ahmed Ben Bella
Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries - like France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.
5
Jean-Claude Van Damme
I'm a big traveler these days. I was in Hong Kong. I live there. I was just in Belgium with my parents and now I'm on my way to North America. You will find me all over.
6
Luc Dardenne
Film-makers in Belgium are seen as arts and crafts makers. It is a small country. There is not really a film industry there at all.
7
Francois Englert
I was born in Belgium on 6 November 1932. I am married to Mira Nikomarow and have five children: Michele, Anne, Georges, from a first marriage with Esther Dujardin, and Sarah, Helene from a second one with Danielle Vindal.
8
Henri La Fontaine
Belgium thinks that however great the peril which a country might have to undergo under the system which we seek to establish here, that country ought to do its duty.
9
Herman Gorter
And it is practically the same in the case of the four or five million poor peasants in France, and also for Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, and two of the Scandinavian countries. Everywhere small and medium sized industry prevails.
10
W. Averell Harriman
How could you justify giving Holland twice the amount of money that you gave Belgium? Well, finally, I put it up to them. They said that they couldn't do it; it would destroy them. I said they had to do it. And I finally got support from Hoffman on it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BELGIUM»

Discover the use of Belgium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Belgium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Belgium: A History
In addition to the elements that contributed to Belgium's particular political evolution, the history which is traced in this book is a composite of many themes of broad historical interest and importance.
Bernard A. Cook, 2002
2
Good Beer Guide Belgium
Building on 20 years of research, this is not just a beer guide, but a side door into the culture of a nation.
Tim Webb, 2009
3
Political History of Belgium: From 1830 Onwards
This book aims to offer a historical perspective in interpreting the current tensions in Belgian politics based on scientific literature.
Els Witte, 2009
4
Clinical Trials in Belgium
Belgium is one of the first European Member States where the implementing regulation of the Clinical Trials Directive is fully operational.
Caroline Trouet, 2004
5
The Rape of Belgium: The Untold Story of World War I
"The Rape of Belgium recalls the bloodshed and destruction, and the outrage they inspired abroad. Yet Larry Zuckerman does not stop there, and takes us on a harrowing journey over the next fifty months of German occupation.
Larry Zuckerman, 2004
6
Labour Law in Belgium
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph on labour law in Belgium not only describes and analyses the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labour relations practices and ...
Roger Blanpain, 2010
7
Business Law Guide to Belgium
This book is the only comprehensive treatise of Belgian business law available in English. Established in 1986, Van Bael & Bellis is one of the few independent international law firms based in Brussels.
Van Bael & Bellis (Firm), 2003
8
Belgium and the Monarchy: From National Independence to ...
Tracing the fault lines that have led to the current uneasy relations between Belgium, Flanders, and Wallonia, this history shows how the monarchy in Belgium has changed with the times since the democratization of voting rights in 1893.
Herman Van Goethem, 2010
9
Medical Law in Belgium
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient volume provides comprehensive analysis of the law affecting the physician-patient relationship in Belgium.
Herman Nys, 2010
10
Belgium
"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Belgium"--Provided by publisher.
Robert Pateman, Mark Elliott, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BELGIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Belgium is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pileup brings Tour de France to a crashing halt in Belgium
HUY, Belgium -- British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
2
Hockey World League: Australia Sneaks Past Belgium, 1-0 In Semi …
Australia defeated Belgium in stunning fashion to win the World Hockey League semi-final match-up in Antwerp. Kookaburras' defender Chris ... «International Business Times AU, Jul 15»
3
Burnely agree deal for Belgium striker Jelle Vossen
The Belgium international will join the relegated Clarets on a three-year contract, subject to the 26-year-old passing a medical and agreeing ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
4
Jan Vertonghen welcomes Belgium pal Toby Alderweireld to …
JAN VERTONGHEN has welcomed Belgium team-mate Toby Alderweireld to Tottenham, despite the fact Spurs are still embroiled in a battle ... «Daily Star, Jul 15»
5
Funeral for Lisburn driver killed in Belgium
The funeral of a Northern Ireland man killed in a coach crash in Belgium last month has taken place in Lisburn. Funeral for Lisburn driver killed ... «U.TV, Jul 15»
6
Belgium stocks lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 1.53%
Investing.com – Belgium stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Financials, Utilities and Construction & Materials sectors ... «Investing.com, Jul 15»
7
Belgium With New Rwanda Health Program
Kigali — The quality of primary health care in Rwanda will be strengthened by the Kingdom of Belgium through a new program dubbed ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
8
Honorary citizen to represent Hamilton at Belgium ceremony
Honorary citizen to represent Hamilton at Belgium ceremony ... of The Last Post at the Menin Gate in the Belgium city of Ypres next week. «Voxy, Jul 15»
9
Belgium's Loss, Richmond's Gain: Virginia Union's Friendship Building
Despite being generally known today for delicious things like waffles, chocolate, and beer, Belgium owns a track record in Africa that's every bit ... «RVANews, Jul 15»
10
Belgium, France: Attacks On Speed Cameras Documented
Forty-eight speed cameras were attacked in Belgium last year. In France, four out of five speed cameras have been hit at least once. «TheNewspaper.com, Jul 15»

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