[ seyn; French sen ]
/ seɪn; French sɛn /
a river in France, flowing NW through Paris to the English Channel. 480 miles (773 km) long.
a former department in N France.
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Can be confusedsane Seine
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British Dictionary definitions for seine river (1 of 2)
/ (seɪn) /
a large fishing net that hangs vertically in the water by means of floats at the top and weights at the bottom
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 river (2 of 2)
/ (seɪn, French sɛn) /
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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Culture definitions for seine river
[ (sen) ]
River flowing generally northwest through northern France.
It is the chief commercial waterway of France.
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