Aerial view of Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls definition by Webster's New World
Webster\'s New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- large waterfall on the Niagara River: it is divided by an island into two falls, Horseshoe (or Canadian) Falls, c. 160 ft (49 m) high, & American Falls, c. 167 ft (51 m) high
- city in W N.Y., near Niagara Falls: pop. 56,000
- city in SE Ontario, Canada, opposite Niagara Falls: pop. 77,000
Niagara Falls definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Waterfalls north-northwest of Buffalo, New York, consisting of the American Falls, about 260 m (850 ft) wide, and the Canadian, or Horseshoe, Falls, about 670 m (2,200 ft) wide. They are located in the Niagara River, a waterway flowing about 55 km (35 mi) north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario along the United States–Canada border.
aerial view of the Canadian (foreground) and American (background) Falls
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A city of western New York on the falls of the Niagara River north-northwest of Buffalo. It was settled in the early 1800s after the Americans gained control of Fort Niagara, a strategic garrison at the mouth of the river. The city grew as a tourist destination and is the site of the first commercial hydroelectric plant (1896).
- A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, on the Niagara River opposite Niagara Falls, New York.
Niagara Falls definition by Wiktionary
- Massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River.
- A city in New York State near the Falls.
- A city in Ontario near the Falls.
Niagara + Falls