[duh-nets; Russian duh-nyets]
  1. a river rising in the SW Russian Federation near Belgorod, flowing SE through Ukraine to the Don River. About 650 miles (1045 km) long.
  2. Also called Donets Basin. an area S of this river, in E Ukraine: coal mining region and industrial area. 9650 sq. mi. (24,995 sq. km). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for donets

Historical Examples of donets

  • I have chosen a spot on the bank of the Donets, where I sit during all the services.

  • You come out of the forest into a plain which is like our Donets steppe, but here the mountain ridges are grander.

British Dictionary definitions for donets


  1. a river rising in SW Russia, in the Kursk steppe and flowing southeast, through Ukraine, to the Don River. Length: about 1078 km (670 miles)
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