Meuse

[myooz; French mœz]
noun
  1. Dutch Maas. a river in W Europe, flowing from NE France through E Belgium and S Netherlands into the North Sea. 575 miles (925 km) long.
  2. a department in NE France. 2409 sq. mi. (6240 sq. km). Capital: Bar-le-Duc.
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Historical Examples of meuse

  • The point of this salient was at St. Mihiel, the other side of the Meuse.

  • The marshal's orders were explicit: they must be across the Meuse that night, cost what it might.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • It was the Meuse, that Meuse they had so longed to see, and where it seemed as if victory awaited them.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • In the devil's name, what stream is that off yonder, the Meuse or the Moselle?

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • Orders had been received to retake Bazeilles at every cost, and drive the Bavarians into the Meuse.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola


British Dictionary definitions for meuse

Meuse

noun
  1. a department of N France, in Lorraine region: heavy fighting occurred here in World War I. Capital: Bar-le-Duc. Pop: 191 728 (2003 est). Area: 6241 sq km (2434 sq miles)
  2. a river in W Europe, rising in NE France and flowing north across E Belgium and the S Netherlands to join the Waal River before entering the North Sea. Length: 926 km (575 miles)Dutch name: Maas
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