Batavian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Batavian A native or inhabitant of Batavia or Holland.
    • Batavian Of or pertaining to Batavia or Holland; as, a Batavian legion.
    • Batavian Of or pertaining to the Batavi, an ancient Germanic tribe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Batavian Pertaining to the ancient Batavia, or by extension to the Netherlands or their inhabitants, the Dutch.
    • Batavian Pertaining to Batavia, the chief city of the island of Java, and the capital of the Dutch possessions in the East.
    • n Batavian A native of the Netherlands; a Dutchman.
    • n Batavian A native of Batavia in Java.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Batavian ba-tā′vi-an pertaining to the ancient Batavi in the Low Countries, or to the modern Dutch, their descendants.
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Usage

In literature:

Captain Hassall had disposed of most of that portion of our cargo suited for the Batavian market, so that I soon got rid of the rest.
"James Braithwaite, the Supercargo" by W.H.G. Kingston
The Jesuit Raynaud calls Erasmus the "Batavian buffoon," and accuses him of nourishing the egg which Luther hatched.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
This and the Small Batavian will blanch perfectly if a mat is laid over them, and do not require to be tied up.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
When the Batavian ship is seen, the emperor's agent hails it, to demand whether the captain is a Christian.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Macer was now led away, and the Batavian reappeared.
"The Martyr of the Catacombs" by Anonymous
The Anglo-Russian effort against the Batavian Republic is often referred to as if it were the principal event of the year 1799.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Uprising of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
Three Batavian and two Tungrian cohorts charged sword in hand.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
In June, 1806, Napoleon converted the Batavian Republic into the kingdom of Holland, over which he set his brother Louis.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
On the mount of singers, a seat is reserved for her, Albeit many a Batavian voice refused consent.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
The Batavians were immediately joined by several neighbouring German tribes, the most important of whom were the Frisians.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Two hundred years of South Africa have little altered the old Batavian type.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
Well done, Batavian merchant!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845" by Various
If the present Dutch of Holland be the inhabitants of the country from the time of Caesar downwards, their origin is Batavian.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
In February 1795 he hoisted his flag as commander-in-chief of the North Sea fleet, appointed to harass the Batavian navy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
The Batavian require more room than the curled-leaved varieties.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
His is the unconquerable Batavian heart.
"Vondel's Lucifer" by Joost van den Vondel
Fellow-Batavians: The old order of things has ceased to be.
"The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom" by Hendrik Willem van Loon
In this respect, the American Constitution is very different from the Batavian.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution (Volume VI)" by Various
An internal evidence of the antiquity of these writings may be found in the fact that the name Batavians had not yet been used.
"The Oera Linda Book" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Let Ceylon's envied plant perfume the seas,
Till torn to season the Batavian bowl;
Ours is the breast whose genuine ardours please,
Nor need a drug to meliorate the soul.
"Elegy XIV. Declining an Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries" by William Shenstone

In news:

BATAVIA, NEW YORK — The Batavian began as an experimental project by GateHouse Media, a newspaper publisher with properties in twenty states.
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