[ uh-door; French ah-door ]

  1. a river in SW France, flowing N from the Pyrenees and then W to the Bay of Biscay. 210 miles (338 km) long.

Words Nearby Adour Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Adour in a sentence

  • The greater part of the department belongs to the basin of the Garonne, while a small portion in the west is drained by the Adour.

  • The department which borrows its name from the Landes of Gascony is divided by the Adour into two wholly dissimilar parts.

    The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
  • Fourteen or fifteen hundred years ago the coast north of the Adour was inhabited, and comparatively flourishing.

    The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
  • We will imitate the fête champêtre of Charles and Catherine held on the isle of the Adour.

  • When I had concluded, the sun had set, and already a grey mist began to form over the course of the Adour.

    A Book of Ghosts | Sabine Baring-Gould