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  1. a city in and the capital of Vosges, in NE France.
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  1. a range of low mountains in NE France: highest peak, 4668 feet (1423 meters).
  2. a department in NE France. 2279 sq. mi. (5905 sq. km). Capital: Épinal.
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Examples from the Web for epinal

Historical Examples

  • The mulct to be imposed upon the parish of Epinal was never exacted.

    The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales

    Richard Garnett

  • From Nancy, by way of Epinal, we may easily reach the heart of the Vosges.

    East of Paris

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • In the Epinal Glossary the English words are thus relatively few.

    The evolution of English lexicography

    James Augustus Henry Murray

  • To the north of Epinal, and about ten miles west of Nancy, is the third fortress—Toul.

  • After M. Goudin, on this occasion, there came two maiden ladies from Epinal who were lodging at Granpere for change of air.

British Dictionary definitions for epinal


  1. a mountain range in E France, west of the Rhine valley. Highest peak: 1423 m (4672 ft)
  2. a department of NE France, in Lorraine region. Capital: Épinal. Pop: 381 277 (2003 est). Area: 5903 sq km (2302 sq miles)
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