the falls of the Niagara River: in Canada, the Horseshoe Falls, 158 feet (48 meters) high; 2,600 feet (792 meters) wide; in the U.S., American Falls, 167 feet (51 meters) high; 1,000 feet (305 meters) wide.
a city in W New York, on the U.S. side of the falls.
a city in SE Ontario, on the Canadian side of the falls.
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How to use Niagara Falls in a sentence
In the documentary, we hear multiple descriptions of what it’s like to take a big wave on the head at Nazaré—like going over Niagara Falls or like having a skyscraper fall on top of you.What You Missed: Surfer Andrew Cotton on the Impact of HBO’s “100 Foot Wave” | Fred Dreier | December 6, 2021 | Outside Online
It was as if Green-Wood, which had been the model for New York’s first parks and was said to rival Niagara Falls as America’s most popular destination, was reborn—a refuge for the living as much as the dead.This historic Brooklyn cemetery shows us a future without lawns | Ryan Goldberg | November 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
It runs by headline sites like Niagara Falls and the Gilded Age Boldt Castle in New York’s Thousand Islands, but equally compelling are the little unsung harbor towns, farmlands, and the 29 lighthouses along the way.
The nearly 90-foot-long limestone span was known in the annals of early America as the second-most-dramatic bit of scenery after Niagara Falls, and it became a popular tourist destination in the 19th century.Rekindling the wonder of Natural Bridge, once a testament to American grandeur | Philip Kennicott | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
We’ve probably all had the experience of walking past a familiar neighborhood where a street corner suddenly triggers a memory of a great restaurant nearby, causing Niagara Falls in our mouths and for us to seek it out.How Do We Remember Places? This Study Used Lasers and VR to Point the Way | Shelly Fan | November 10, 2020 | Singularity Hub
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 | The Telegraph | March 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Anna Brand | June 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Niagara Falls' spectacular skew-wise splashing toward the Canadian side didn't set many hearts at ease, either.Old Friends Are the Best | Jack Sharkey
The little craft was carried swiftly down the river toward the great falls known as Niagara Falls.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children | Mabel Powers
I made the acquaintance of a dog at Niagara Falls, last summer, who was an ardent admirer of the beautiful and grand in nature.Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match | Francis C. Woodworth
Then, seeing a car marked Niagara Falls, he jumped on board.From Farm to Fortune | Horatio Alger Jr.
She asked me many questions about this country and especially about Niagara Falls.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands | George Francis Train
British Dictionary definitions for Niagara Falls
(functioning as plural) the falls of the Niagara River, on the border between the US and Canada between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario: divided by Goat Island into the American Falls, 50 m (167 ft) high and approximately 300 m (985 ft) wide, and the Horseshoe or Canadian Falls, 47 m (158 ft) high and by some estimates well over 800 m (2625 ft) wide
(functioning as singular) a city in W New York State, situated at the falls of the Niagara River. Pop: 78 815 (2001)
(functioning as singular) a city in S Canada, in SE Ontario on the Niagara River just below the falls: linked to the city of Niagara Falls in the US by three bridges. Pop: 78 815 (2001)
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Cultural definitions for Niagara Falls
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