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[nee-vuh; Russian nyi-vah] /ˈni və; Russian nyɪˈvɑ/
a river in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, flowing from Lake Ladoga through St. Petersburg into the Gulf of Finland: canalized for ships. 40 miles (65 km) long. Unabridged
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  • It went by the first English steamer which left the Neva this spring.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • There were also marks of blood on the ice of the frozen Neva, where the car had stopped.

    The Minister of Evil William Le Queux
  • These two vessels received the names of the Nadiejeda and the Neva.

  • Just as the Nadiejeda was about to weigh anchor, the Neva at last appeared.

  • Why, in my hiking to the Neva's bank and doing away with myself.

    Poor Folk Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • She recalled a day when he had said, “Neva to see you—my God!”

    At Fault Kate Chopin.
  • All the buildings are on the banks of the Neva, close to its very mouth.

    Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston
  • They were admirably served on the Neva, at the Stavka and in the field.

British Dictionary definitions for Neva


/ˈniːvə; Russian nɪˈva/
a river in NW Russia, flowing west to the Gulf of Finland by the delta on which Saint Petersburg stands. Length: 74 km (46 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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