Definition of Danube
1. Noun. The 2nd longest European river (after the Volga); flows from southwestern Germany to the Black Sea. "Vienna, Budapest, and Belgrade are on the banks of the Danube"
Group relationships: Bulgaria, Republic Of Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Deutschland, Federal Republic Of Germany, Frg, Germany, Romania, Roumania, Rumania, Federal Republic Of Yugoslavia, Jugoslavija, Serbia And Montenegro, Union Of Serbia And Montenegro, Yugoslavia, Austria, Oesterreich, Republic Of Austria, Hungary, Magyarorszag, Republic Of Hungary, Ukraine, Ukrayina
Generic synonyms: River
Definition of Danube
1. Proper noun. (geography) A river of Europe, which arises in Germany, and flows 2850 km (1775 miles) to the Black Sea in Romania. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Danube
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"Before they passed the Danube they were required to deliver their arms, and it was insisted that their children should be taken from them and dis- spersed ..."
2. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1852)
"The steam navigation of the Danube may be said to commence, at Vienna, ... The delta cf the Danube is a vast swampy flat, interspersed with lagoons covered ..."
3. Introduction to the Study of International Law: Designed as an Aid in by Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1875)
"By the recent treaty of Paris, in 1856, the Danube also came within the application of the rule of the treaty of Vienna, to which Turkey was not an original ..."
4. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"Bl^DA, a city of Hungary, situated on the right bank of the Danube, southeast of Vienna. It was incorporated into a single municipality with O-Buda, ..."
5. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"These were strictly Danube. defensive annexations, annexations made in order to remove the dangerous frontier further from Italy. ..."
6. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"affairs; and his great design of bringing the British and their auxiliaries to the Danube had been planned and discussed with Eugene during the winter. ..."
7. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"The first task before the Allies was to secure a passage over the Danube. To this end Marlborough moved upon Donauworth, and on July 2 succeeded after a ..."