Rio Grande

[ ree-oh grand, gran-dee, grahn-dey for 1; Portuguese ree-oo-grahn-di for 2, 3 ]

  1. Mexican Rio Bravo. a river flowing from SW Colorado through central New Mexico and along the boundary between Texas and Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico. 1,800 miles (2,900 km) long.

  2. a river flowing W from SE Brazil into the Paraná River. 650 miles (1,050 km) long.

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Río Grande
[ ree-oh grahn-dey, -dee; Spanish ree-aw grahn-de ]

  1. a city in NE Puerto Rico.

  2. a river in central Nicaragua, flowing NE to the Caribbean Sea. About 200 miles (320 km) long. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for Rio Grande

Rio Grande

  1. (ˈriːəʊ ˈɡrænd, ˈɡrændɪ) a river in North America, rising in SW Colorado and flowing southeast to the Gulf of Mexico, forming the border between the US and Mexico. Length: about 3030 km (1885 miles): Mexican name: Río Bravo

  2. (Portuguese ˈriu ˈɡrəndi) a port in SE Brazil, in SE Rio Grande do Sul state: serves as the port for Porto Alegre. Pop: 188 000 (2005 est)

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Cultural definitions for Rio Grande

Rio Grande

[ (ree-oh grand, gran-dee) ]

River running east from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico, dividing the United States from Mexico.

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