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seine

[ seyn ]
/ seɪn /
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noun
a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water, having floats at the upper edge and sinkers at the lower.
verb (used with object), seined, sein·ing.
to fish for or catch with a seine.
to use a seine in (water).
verb (used without object), seined, sein·ing.
to fish with a seine.
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Origin of seine

before 950; Middle English seyne,Old English segne<West Germanic *sagina<Latin sagēna<Greek sagḗnē fishing net

Other definitions for seine (2 of 2)

Seine
[ seyn; French sen ]
/ seɪn; French sɛn /

noun
a river in France, flowing NW through Paris to the English Channel. 480 miles (773 km) long.
a former department in N France.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Seine

sane, Seine
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British Dictionary definitions for seine (1 of 2)

seine
/ (seɪn) /

noun
a large fishing net that hangs vertically in the water by means of floats at the top and weights at the bottom
verb
to catch (fish) using this net

Word Origin for seine

Old English segne, from Latin sagēna, from Greek sagēnē; related to Old High German segina, Old French saïne

British Dictionary definitions for seine (2 of 2)

Seine
/ (seɪn, French sɛn) /

noun
a river in N France, rising on the Plateau de Langres and flowing northwest through Paris to the English Channel: the second longest river in France, linked by canal with the Rivers Somme, Scheldt, Meuse, Rhine, Saône, and Loire. Length: 776 km (482 miles)
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