Definition of Leiden

1. Noun. A city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620.

Exact synonyms: Leyden
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Holland, Kingdom Of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands



Definition of Leiden

1. Proper noun. A city in South Holland on the Old Rhine, seat of a famous Dutch university. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leiden

Legundi
Lehar
Lehigh River
Leia
Leibnitz
Leibnitzian
Leibniz
Leibniz's law
Leibnizian
Leicester
Leicestershire
Leichtenstern's phenomenon
Leichtenstern's sign
Leichtlin's camas
Leics
Leiden
Leiden jar
Leidenfrost effect
Leidig cell
Leidy
Leigh
Leigh's disease
Leigh Hunt
Leighton
Leila
Leilani
Leiner's disease
Leinster
Leiopelma
Leiopelmatidae

Literary usage of Leiden

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1. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1881)
"THE UNIVERSITY OF leiden ON February 11,1875, the University of leiden celebrated the three- ... leiden, after a double siege lasting in all nearly a year, ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"leiden or LEYDEN, a city in the province of South Holland, the kingdom of the ... The population of leiden which, it is estimated, reached 100000 in 1640, ..."

3. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1900)
"Yet she does so, and does so nobly, at leiden, in the Royal Ethnographic Museum, ... Not only has leiden this magnificent ethnographic series in its Museum; ..."

4. Meyers Grosses Konversations-Lexikon: Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen by Hermann Julius Meyer (1907)
"1750 in leiden, studierte in Groningen, leiden und Utrecht Theo» logie und ... 1778 in leiden, erbte seines Vaters Lehrstuhl an der leidener Universität. ..."

5. The oldest English texts by Henry Sweet, Durham Cathedral, Catholic Church (1885)
"leiden. [t indicates words wanting in ... the number showing that the word does not occur in Ep.-Erf., and numbers in ( ) to repetitions in leiden itself. ..."

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