1. a river in N France, flowing NW to the Seine. 125 miles (200 km) long.
  2. a department in NE France. 2327 sq. mi. (6025 sq. km). Capital: Troyes. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for aube

Historical Examples of aube

  • His corps was one of those which the Emperor summoned to Arcis sur Aube.

    Napoleon's Marshals

    R. P. Dunn-Pattison

  • Defeat would have meant a retreat, not behind the Aube, but the Rhine.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • "She is the richest heiress in the department of the Aube," said Simon Giguet.

    The Deputy of Arcis

    Honore de Balzac

  • The letter was written and signed by the prefect of the Aube.

    The Deputy of Arcis

    Honore de Balzac

  • He had now reached the Aube, beyond which Joffre had decreed that he must not retire.

    Foch the Man

    Clara E. Laughlin

British Dictionary definitions for aube


  1. a department of N central France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Troyes. Pop: 293 925 (2003 est). Area: 6026 sq km (2350 sq miles)
  2. a river in N central France, flowing northwest to the Seine. Length: about 225 km (140 miles)
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