Definition of Seine

1. Noun. A French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel.

Exact synonyms: Seine River
Group relationships: France, French Republic
Generic synonyms: River



2. Verb. Fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine. "In the summer they like to go out and seine"
Generic synonyms: Fish

3. Noun. A large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom.
Generic synonyms: Fishing Net, Fishnet
Specialized synonyms: Purse Seine

Definition of Seine

1. n. A large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses the fish.

Definition of Seine

1. Noun. (rivers) A river of northern France that flows through Paris for about 772 km (480 mi) to the English Channel near Le Havre. ¹

2. Noun. A former department of France, the capital city of which was Paris. ¹

3. Noun. A long net having floats attached at the top and sinkers (weights) at the bottom, used in shallow water for catching fish. ¹

4. Verb. To use a seine, to fish with a seine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Seine

1. to catch fish with a large, vertically hanging net [v SEINED, SEINING, SEINES]

Medical Definition of Seine

1. A large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses the fish. Seine boat, a boat specially constructed to carry and pay out a seine. Origin: F. Seine, or AS. Segene, bth fr. L. Sagena, Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seine

seigniory
seigniour
seignorage
seignorages
seignorial
seignories
seignory
seik
seiker
seikest
seil
seiled
seiling
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seine (current term)
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seinings
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seintuaries
seintuary
seir
seir model
seirfish
seirospore

Literary usage of Seine

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The seine and the Bridges.— No single feature gives to a visitor a stronger suggestion of the imperial splendor of Paris than the installation of the seine. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"It encloses the department of seine. The Epte on the northwest is almost the only natural ... The streams (all belonging to the basin of the seine) are, ..."

3. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"N is a modified Thomasset manometer verified by means of an air manometer established on the side of a hill near the laboratory of Chatillon-sur-seine. ..."

4. The Queen of Sicily and Gothic Stained Glass in Mussy and Tonnerre by Meredith P. Lillich (1998)
"MUSSY-SUR-seine AND THE PROBLEM OF ITS DONOR The apse of the Gothic church of Saint-Pierre-es-Liens in Mussy-sur- seine (Aube)—Mussy-l'Evêque until the ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... which led to the discovery of a valuable MS. containing "Titurel" and the "Nibelungenlied", "Das Land Tirol" (1837-8); "Meran und seine Umgebung" (1845) ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"A project _ which he had long urged was to make Paris a seaport by means of a ship-canal up the seine. He is also known as an inventor and improver of ..."

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