Definition of Leyden

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



Medical Definition of Leyden

1. Ernst V. Von, German physician, 1832-1910. See: Leyden's ataxia, Leyden's crystals, Leyden's neuritis, Leyden-Mobius muscular dystrophy. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leyden

Lewis blood group
Lewis structure
Lewisia
Lewisia cotyledon
Lewisia rediviva
Lewiston
Lewy body
Lex
Lexa
Lexi
Lexie
Lexington
Lexington and Concord
Leycesteria
Leycesteria formosa
Leyden (current term)
Leyden's ataxia
Leyden's crystals
Leyden's neuritis
Leyden jar
Leydig
Leydig's cell
Leydig's cells
Leydig cell adenoma
Leydig cells
Leyland Cypress
Leymus
Leymus arenaria

Literary usage of Leyden

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1. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"Leyden was in the loth century famous all over Europe for its manufactured ... Leyden is the seat of a school of navigation, in 1650 the population numbered ..."

2. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"The waters, however, spread but slowly, and hope began to sink in the hearts of the brave defenders of Leyden. At this critical moment, too, ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The waters, however, spread but slowly, and hope began to sink in the hearts of the brave defenders of Leyden. At this critical moment, too, ..."

4. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1881)
"Both the secondary pile and the Leyden jar are capable of being charged ... This is called the residual discharge, and is a phenomenon of the Leyden jar as ..."

5. A History of Classical Scholarship by John Edwin Sandys (1908)
"The barge was steered by Neptune, who had lately let loose the waters of the Ocean on the troops of Spain, and had thus relieved the siege of Leyden. ..."

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