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  1. a river in Great Britain, flowing from central Wales through W England into the Bristol Channel. 210 miles (338 km) long.
  2. a city in central Maryland.
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Related formstrans-Sev·ern, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of severn

Historical Examples of severn

  • I think you all mean us kindly, and we are thankful for this lift to Severn Corners.

  • "We are going to Severn Corners—my husband and I," said the woman, smiling.

  • Then with a flirt of her sail we bade them good-bye and ran for the mouth of the Severn.

    The Tory Maid

    Herbert Baird Stimpson

  • When we arrived in the Severn, we found the shore and water full of alertness.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith

  • At the top of the hill, beyond the Severn, there was a road which took off to the left.

    In Her Own Right

    John Reed Scott

British Dictionary definitions for severn


  1. a river in E Wales and W England, rising in Powys and flowing northeast and east into England, then south to the Bristol Channel. Length: about 354 km (220 miles)
  2. a river in SE central Canada, in Ontario, flowing northeast to Hudson Bay. Length: about 676 km (420 miles)
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