- Also called Saar Basin. a coal-producing region in W Germany, in the Saar River valley: governed by the League of Nations 1919–35; returned to Germany 1935 as a result of a plebiscite; under French economic control following World War II until 1956.
- French Sarre. a river in W Europe, flowing N from the Vosges Mountains in NE France to the Moselle River in W Germany. 150 miles (240 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for saar
Accompanied by Education Minister Saar and Police Chief Aharonovitz, he met with the leadership of the LGBT community.Say It Loud, Say It Proud, Say It In Hebrew
May 14, 2012
Unable to persuade Craigslist, Saar and her allies in other anti-trafficking organization enlisted government support.
Saar remains unmoved by the arguments that such ads will simply migrate further underground.
Tink, saar, ob David a-cuttin' off Goliah's head wid a pen, saar!The Universal Reciter
Yes, saar; but you please to remember it is not de 'Eil wagen. 'The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
Technically, this "Saar Commission" should have then dissolved itself.The Golden Judge
I heard that Uhlans had been signalled near the Saar, but I didn't believe it.Lorraine
Robert W. Chambers
Saar was turned into a fawn by a Druid, and fled from Fionn's house.The Religion of the Ancient Celts
J. A. MacCulloch
- a river in W Europe, rising in the Vosges Mountains and flowing north to the Moselle River in Germany. Length: 246 km (153 miles)French name: Sarre
- the Saar another name for Saarland
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Word Origin and History for saar
river in western Germany, from PIE root *ser- (2) "to run, flow" (see serum).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper