Definition of Humber

1. Noun. An estuary in central northeastern England formed by the Ouse River and the Trent River.

Group relationships: England
Generic synonyms: Estuary

Definition of Humber

1. Proper noun. A large tidal estuary forming part of the boundary between northern and southern England. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humber

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Humber Bridge
Humboldt current
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Literary usage of Humber

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1. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1899)
"On his right hand lies the Humber, a wide, sombre-coloured stream, ... For mile after mile he sees little more than the mud banks of the Humber, ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"The Source of Warp in the Humber. By WH WHEELER, M.Inst.CE It has frequently been stated that the mud or warp in suspension in the Humber is derived from ..."

3. English Songs: And Other Small Poems by Barry Cornwall (1851)
"THE Humber FERRY. BOATMAN, hither ! Furl your sail! Row us o'er the Humber ferry ! Furl it close ! The blustering gale Seems as he would fain be merry. ..."

4. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are John Jamieson, John Johnstone by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"... any of the counties lying to the north of the Humber ; which is a proof that, in that age, these counties were considered as belonging to Scotland. ..."

5. Cycling by William Coutts Keppel Albemarle, George Lacy Hillier (1887)
"far as fast times on the path are a test, is the Humber, of the type designed by Mr. Thomas Humber of Beeston, near Nottingham ; fig. ..."

6. The Commercial Power of Great Britain: Exhibiting a Complete View of the by Charles Dupin (1825)
"The River Humber. WHAT the English call the river Humber is a very deep gulf, formed by the mouth of the Ouse. The following counties border on the Humber ..."

7. Newfoundland: the Oldest British Colony: Its History, Its Present Condition by Moses Harvey, Joseph Hatton (1883)
"The future of the plain that will one day unite the Humber district with Notre Dame ... The distance from the head of Humber Sound to the head of Hall's Bay ..."

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