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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Niag′ara Falls′(n.)

  1. the falls of the Niagara River: in Canada, the Horseshoe Falls, 158 ft. (48 m) high; 2600 ft. (792 m) wide; in the U.S., American Falls, 167 ft. (51 m) high; 1000 ft. (305 m) wide.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a city in W New York, on the falls. 62,640.

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. a city in SE Ontario, on the falls. 72,107.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Niagara, Niagara Falls(noun)

    waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe Falls; in the United States it is the American Falls

  2. Niagara Falls(noun)

    a city in western New York State at the falls of the Niagara river; tourist attraction and honeymoon resort

Wiktionary

  1. Niagara Falls(ProperNoun)

    Massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River.

  2. Niagara Falls(ProperNoun)

    A city in New York State near the Falls.

  3. Niagara Falls(ProperNoun)

    A city in Ontario near the Falls.

Freebase

  1. Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lie on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the American side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island. The international boundary line was originally drawn through Horseshoe Falls in 1819, but the boundary has long been in dispute due to natural erosion and construction. Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet. Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by vertical height and also by flow rate. The falls are located 17 miles north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles south-southeast of Toronto, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.³³

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