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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Dan•ubeˈdæn yub(n.)

  1. a river in central and SE Europe, flowing E from S Germany to the Black Sea. 1725 mi. (2775 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: German, Donau.; Hungarian, Duna. 1; Czech and Slovak, Dunaj.; Romanian, Dunărea.

Dan•u′bi•an(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Danube, Danube River, Danau(noun)

    the 2nd longest European river (after the Volga); flows from southwestern Germany to the Black Sea

    "Vienna, Budapest, and Belgrade are on the banks of the Danube"

Wiktionary

  1. Danube(ProperNoun)

    A river of Europe, which arises in Germany, and flows 2850 km (1775 miles) to the Black Sea in Romania.

  2. Origin: Danubius, from Celtic Danuvios (compare Welsh river name Donwy), from Pre-Celtic *Dāne/ou̯i̯os, from *dhen 'run, flow'; akin to Latin fons 'spring', Persian دنیدن 'to hasten, run', Ossetian дон 'water', Sanskrit धन्वति 'it flows, runs'.

Freebase

  1. Danube

    The Danube is a river in Central Europe, the continent's second longest after the Volga. Classified as an international waterway, it originates in the town of Donaueschingen which is in the Black Forest of Germany at the confluence of the rivers Brigach and Breg. The Danube then flows southeast for 2,872 km, passing through four Central European capitals before emptying into the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine. Once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire, the river passes through or touches the borders of ten countries: Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine, and Moldova. Its drainage basin extends into nine more.

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