1. a river in E France, flowing into the Saône River. About 260 miles (420 km) long.
  2. a department in E France. 2031 sq. mi. (5260 sq. km). Capital: Besançon. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for doubs

Historical Examples of doubs

  • George Cuvier in the department of Doubs, which at that time belonged to Wrttemberg.

    The Last Link

    Ernst Haeckel

  • Julien had already reached the bank of the Doubs where he dressed himself.

  • There is a view of them falling into the Doubs, after a series of cascades.

  • The town stands in a horseshoe circumscribed by the river Doubs.

    Albert Savarus

    Honore de Balzac

  • He gave Sorel four acres for every one he had previously held, five hundred yards lower down on the banks of the Doubs.

British Dictionary definitions for doubs


  1. a department of E France, in Franche-Comté region. Capital: Besançon. Pop: 505 557 (2003 est). Area: 5258 sq km (2030 sq miles)
  2. a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains, becoming part of the border between France and Switzerland and flowing generally southwest to the Saône River. Length: 430 km (267 miles)
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