Seine definition

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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.
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A large fishing net with floats along the top edge and weights along the bottom.
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To fish with a seine.
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(place) River in N France, flowing northwest through Paris into the English Channel: 482 mi (776 km)
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A long net having floats attached at the top and sinkers (weights) at the bottom, used in shallow water for catching fish.
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To use a seine, to fish with a seine.
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A river of northern France that flows through Paris for about 772 km (480 mi) to the English Channel near Le Havre.
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A former department of France, the capital city of which was Paris.
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A large fishing net made to hang vertically in the water by weights at the lower edge and floats at the top.
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To fish with such a net.
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To fish for or catch with such a net.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of seine - Sean

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
seine
Plural:
seines

Origin of seine

  • Middle English from Old English segne from Germanic sagina from Latin sagēna from Greek sagēnē

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English seÄ¡ne, from West Proto-Germanic *sagÄ«na, from Latin sagÄ“na, from Ancient Greek σαγήνη (sagÄ“nÄ“, “dragnet"), of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • French Seine

    From Wiktionary