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
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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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