- a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water, having floats at the upper edge and sinkers at the lower.
- to fish for or catch with a seine.
- to use a seine in (water).
- to fish with a seine.
Origin of seine
- a river in France, flowing NW through Paris to the English Channel. 480 miles (773 km) long.
- a former department in N France.
Examples from the Web for seine
So I went to the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital a couple of miles away and across the Seine.The Night Princess Diana Died
August 31, 2013
She has turned the London Tower Bridge and a floating glass boat over the Paris Seine into runways in the past.John Galliano in Talks With Oscar de la Renta; Kate Upton Felt Terrible About Swimsuit Cover
The Fashion Beast Team
August 8, 2013
In 1732, one Henri Pitot was taking scientific measurements of the flow of the Seine.What to Know About Airline Safety Records
August 24, 2009
A weathered man was playing the sax alongside the Seine as our cab turned into the Musée du Quai Branly.The Original Sexy Beast
July 2, 2009
The address on the note was to a street at some distance, on the other side of the Seine.Night and Morning, Complete
The Venus de Medici has at last found her way down the Seine.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
So we saw the world those days in the radiant city on the Seine.The Harbor
As a matter of course, the Seine will be in the middle, broad, immense.'
Their rotten boat, staved in, had gone to the bottom of the Seine.
- a large fishing net that hangs vertically in the water by means of floats at the top and weights at the bottom
- to catch (fish) using this net
- a river in N France, rising on the Plateau de Langres and flowing northwest through Paris to the English Channel: the second longest river in France, linked by canal with the Rivers Somme, Scheldt, Meuse, Rhine, Saône, and Loire. Length: 776 km (482 miles)
Word Origin and History for seine
Old English segne "drag-net," from West Germanic *sagina (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German segina), a borrowing of Latin sagena (source of French seine, 12c., which contributed to the form of the English word), from Greek sagene "a fishing net," also "a hunting net," of unknown origin.