[nee-vuh; Russian nyi-vah]


a river in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, flowing from Lake Ladoga through St. Petersburg into the Gulf of Finland: canalized for ships. 40 miles (65 km) long. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of neva

  • Taylor had recently broken off an engagement with the actress Neva Gerber, who complained of his melancholic moods.

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    October 10, 2014

  • Nameberry has a list of Supermodel Baby Names, which run toward choices such as Neva, Presley, and Sahteene.

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    October 14, 2008

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British Dictionary definitions for neva



a river in NW Russia, flowing west to the Gulf of Finland by the delta on which Saint Petersburg stands. Length: 74 km (46 miles)
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