Definition of Brussels

1. Noun. The capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Exact synonyms: Belgian Capital, Bruxelles, Capital Of Belgium
Generic synonyms: National Capital
Group relationships: Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom Of Belgium

Definition of Brussels

1. n. A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc.

Definition of Brussels

1. Proper noun. The capital of Belgium. ¹

2. Proper noun. (idiomatic) The European Union. ¹

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Medical Definition of Brussels

1. A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc. Brussels carpet, a kind of carpet made of worsted yarn fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread. The worsted, which alone shows on the upper surface in drawn up in loops to form the pattern. Brussels ground, a name given to the handmade ground of real Brussels lace. It is very costly because of the extreme fineness of the threads. Brussels lace, an expensive kind of lace of several varieties, originally made in Brussels; as, Brussels point, Brussels ground, Brussels wire ground. Brussels net, an imitation of Brussels ground, made by machinery. Brussels point. See Point lace. Brussels sprouts, a plant of the Cabbage family, which produces, in the axils of the upright stem, numerous small green heads, or "sprouts," each a cabbage in miniature, of one or two inches in diameter; the thousand-headed cabbage. Brussels wire ground, a ground for lace, made of silk, with meshes partly straight and partly arched. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Brussels

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"brussels, 1910. International Congress of Hygiene and Medicine. ... brussels, 1910. Political and Social Science International Union for the Legal ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"An example of dainty brussels pillow lace is given in 6g- 42. In the brussels pillow lace a delicate modelling effect FIG. 40.—Border of Pillow-made Lace, ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1831)
"... and Banished—Close of the Session—Riots in brussels—Contest between them and the Military—The Military withdraw from the Streets—The Inhabitants form ..."

4. Belgium and Holland, Including the Grandduchy of Luxembourg: Handbook for by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1901)
"From brussels to Charleroi via Luttre. Battle Field of Waterloo. ... A coach leaves brussels daily (except Sundays) between 9 and 10 am for Waterloo, ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"The Pneumo-therapeutic Institute of brussels is the largest and most complete in the world; it is situated in one of the healthiest parts of the city, ..."

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