- a river on the boundary between W New York and Ontario, Canada, flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. 34 miles (55 km) long.
- Niagara Falls.
- Fort, a fort in W New York, at the mouth of the Niagara River.
- (lowercase) anything taken as resembling Niagara Falls in force and relentlessness; avalanche: a niagara of criticism.
- a variety of white grape, grown for table use.
- the vine bearing this fruit.
Examples from the Web for niagara
It was in a tiny dark overheated little bar called Niagara, and three women read before me, younger and one not so much younger.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
After the war Milchberg relocated to Canada, where he settled in Niagara Falls and opened a jewelry store.The Week in Death: Irving Milchberg, the Teenage Gunrunner of the Warsaw Ghetto
March 1, 2014
A guy who didn't think successfully crossing Niagara Falls in 2012 was enough.Nik Wallenda Will Tightrope Walk Across the Grand Canyon, and He’s Not Even Nervous
June 22, 2013
Never did a pilgrim approach Niagara with deeper enthusiasm than mine.Other Tales and Sketches
Still it was an impressive sight, to one who had not seen Niagara.Sketches from Memory
I've been down the road to Niagara Falls, but never back in the woods.In the Midst of Alarms
It was then that my friend told me of his love for the Niagara Falls.My Double Life
To a Niagara tourist this must be an Eye-aggravating spectacle.
- a river in NE North America, on the border between W New York State and Ontario, Canada, flowing from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Length: 45 km (28 miles)
- a torrent
Word Origin and History for niagara
waterfall from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, from a town name, perhaps from an Iroquoian language and meaning "a neck" (between two bodies of water); general sense of "a cataract, torrent" is attested from 1841; meaning " 'shower' of ringlets (true or false) in women's hair" is from 1864, also known as cataract curls.