a seaport in N Belgium, on the Scheldt.
a province in N Belgium. 1104 sq. mi. (2860 sq. km).
Contemporary Examples

His showroom remains in Antwerp rather than a major fashion capital like Paris or London.
What Drives Fashion Designer Dries Van Noten Sarah Moroz March 3, 2014

Other cities featured on the top ten list include Los Angeles, Barcelona, Berlin, Antwerp, Sydney, Rome, and Shanghai.
New York City Named Fashion Capital of the World; Naomi Campbell Denies Bullying Allegations The Fashion Beast Team February 3, 2014

Van Noten was born in 1958 in Antwerp to parents involved in fashion and retail.
What Drives Fashion Designer Dries Van Noten Sarah Moroz March 3, 2014

Historical Examples

In 1598, when twenty-one years old, Rubens was admitted to the guild of painters in Antwerp.
A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture Clara Erskine Clement

The Scheldt was reopened and Antwerp regained most of its previous trade.
Belgium Emile Cammaerts

In Belgium the city giant is still carried in procession in Antwerp, Douai, and other towns.
The History of London Walter Besant

For such reasons, riots broke out in Brussels , Antwerp and Louvain .
Belgium Emile Cammaerts

The same tone of extreme laudation is kept up in a short and hurried letter sent back to Battus from Antwerp on his way home.
Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam Ephraim Emerton

Sugar was somewhat more in demand both at Antwerp and Hamburg.
The Economist Various

In 1531, as we have seen, Martin Lempereur was working for him at Antwerp.
Old Picture Books Alfred W. Pollard

a province of N Belgium. Pop: 1 668 812 (2004 est). Area: 2859 sq km (1104 sq miles)
a port in N Belgium, capital of Antwerp province, on the River Scheldt: a major European port. Pop: 455 148 (2004 est)

port city in Belgium, French Anvers, from a Germanic compound of *anda “at” + *werpum “wharf” (see wharf). Folk etymology connects the first word with hand.


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