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Niagara Falls

the falls of the Niagara River: in Canada, the Horseshoe Falls, 158 feet (48 meters) high; 2600 feet (792 meters) wide; in the U.S., American Falls, 167 feet (51 meters) high; 1000 feet (305 meters) wide.
a city in W New York, on the U.S. side of the falls.
a city in SE Ontario, on the Canadian side of the falls. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I've been down the road to Niagara Falls, but never back in the woods.

  • It was then that my friend told me of his love for the Niagara Falls.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Then, seeing a car marked Niagara Falls, he jumped on board.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • Read the record of time so plainly visible at Niagara Falls.

    Evening Round Up

    William Crosbie Hunter
  • Not far above Niagara Falls there was a spring of gas which flowed for years.

    Diggers in the Earth Eva March Tappan
  • A good article is manufactured artificially at Niagara Falls.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • They stopped at Niagara Falls, but only for a few hours, and spent a day in Chicago.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • Some one said that all that was needed to perfect this scene was a Niagara Falls.

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British Dictionary definitions for Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

(functioning as pl) the falls of the Niagara River, on the border between the US and Canada between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario: divided by Goat Island into the American Falls, 50 m (167 ft) high and approximately 300 m (985 ft) wide, and the Horseshoe or Canadian Falls, 47 m (158 ft) high and by some estimates well over 800 m (2625 ft) wide
(functioning as sing) a city in W New York State, situated at the falls of the Niagara River. Pop: 78 815 (2001)
(functioning as sing) a city in S Canada, in SE Ontario on the Niagara River just below the falls: linked to the city of Niagara Falls in the US by three bridges. Pop: 78 815 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Niagara Falls in Culture
Niagara Falls [(neye-ag-ruh, neye-ag-uh-ruh)]

Waterfall in western New York state and southern Ontario, Canada.

Note: Great tourist attraction known as a honeymooners' resort.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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