a large fishing net with floats along the top edge and weights along the bottom
Origin of seineMiddle English seyne ; from Old English segne ; from early West Germanic borrowing ; from Classical Latin sagena ; from Classical Greek sag?n? ; from Indo-European base an unverified form twak-, to enclose tightly
, seined, sein′ing
to fish with a seine
river in N France, flowing northwest through Paris into the English Channel: 482 mi (776 km)
A large fishing net made to hang vertically in the water by weights at the lower edge and floats at the top.
verbseined, sein·ing, seines
To fish with such a net.
To fish for or catch with such a net.
Origin of seineMiddle English, from Old English segne, from Germanic *sagina, from Latin sag&emacron;na, from Greek sag&emacron;n&emacron;.
A river of northern France flowing about 770 km (480 mi) generally northwest to the Bay of the Seine, an inlet of the English Channel, near Le Havre. It has been an important commercial waterway since Roman times and has figured significantly in the histories of Paris, Rouen, and Le Havre.
(third-person singular simple present seines, present participle seining, simple past and past participle seined)
- To use a seine, to fish with a seine.