Rhine meaning

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A river of western Europe rising in eastern Switzerland and flowing about 1,320 km (820 mi) north and northwest through Germany and the Netherlands to the North Sea. A major route for travel and commercial shipping, it has historically been of great economic and military importance.
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(place) River in W Europe, flowing from E Switzerland north through Germany, then west through the Netherlands into the North Sea: c. 820 mi (1,320 km)
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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(UK, dialect) A watercourse; a ditch for water.

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Origin of rhine

  • Anglo-Saxon ryne. See run.

    From Wiktionary