Definition of Luxembourg in US English:


proper noun

  • 1A country in western Europe, between Belgium and Germany and north of France; population 567,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Luxembourg; official languages, Luxemburgish, French, and German.

    Annexed by France in 1795, Luxembourg became an independent grand duchy as a result of the Treaty of Vienna in 1815. It formed a customs union with Belgium in 1922, which was extended in 1948 into the Benelux Customs Union with the Netherlands. It was a founding member of the EEC in 1957

    1. 1.1 The capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; population 88,600 (est. 2009). It is the seat of the European Court of Justice.
    2. 1.2 A province of southeastern Belgium, until 1839 a province of Luxembourg; capital, Arlon.