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[German el-buh; English elb]
  1. a river in central Europe, flowing from the W Czech Republic NW through Germany to the North Sea. 725 miles (1165 km) long.
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Czech La·be [lah-be] /ˈlɑ bɛ/.
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Examples from the Web for elbe

Historical Examples of elbe

  • If you remember the Elbe going down, you won't ask what became of him.

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton

  • He took his hat and escaped from the Hotel and walked along the Elbe all alone.

    Kept in the Dark

    Anthony Trollope

  • They settled on the upper Elbe, and in the north of Germany.

    The Story of Russia

    R. Van Bergen, M.A.

  • They run from the Grosse Garten, which they include, all the way to the Elbe.

  • Portions of Italy, and other territory beyond the Elbe, were conquered.

    Down the Rhine

    Oliver Optic

British Dictionary definitions for elbe


  1. a river in central Europe, rising in the N Czech Republic and flowing generally northwest through Germany to the North Sea at Hamburg. Length: 1165 km (724 miles)Czech name: Labe
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