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Definitions for Niagara
naɪˈæg rə, -ˈæg ər əNi·a·gara

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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, Niagara River(noun)

    a river flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario; forms boundary between Ontario and New York


  1. niagara(n.)

    A large flow, used figuratively.

    Etymology: [from the famous water falls.]


  1. Niagara(Noun)

    A flood, torrent, or outpouring, especially one of massive proportions.

    Etymology: Representing ohnyá:kara'.

  2. Niagara(ProperNoun)

    A river which flows from Lake Erie, over Niagara Falls into Lake Ontario; the geographical region of the United States and Canada in proximity to this river.

    Etymology: Representing ohnyá:kara'.

  3. Niagara(ProperNoun)

    A town in New York state.

    Etymology: Representing ohnyá:kara'.


  1. Niagara

    Niagara is a 1953 thriller-film noir, released by Twentieth Century-Fox, directed by Henry Hathaway, and starring Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Casey Adams, and Marilyn Monroe. Unlike other film noirs of the time, Niagara was filmed in Technicolor and was one of Fox's biggest box office hits of the year. Monroe was given first billing in Niagara which elevated her to star status. Her following two films of that year, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with Jane Russell, and How to Marry a Millionaire, with Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall, were even bigger successes.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Niagara

    a section of the St. Lawrence River, in N. America, extending between Lakes Erie and Ontario, having a descent throughout its course of 36 m. of 326 ft., the Falls, preceded and succeeded by rapids, being the largest in the world, the Canadian or Horse Shoe Fall being 2640 ft. wide, with a descent of 158 ft., and the American Fall being one-third of the width of the Canadian, and with a descent of over 162 ft.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. niagara

    Chief town of Lincoln County, in the Canadian province of Ontario, on Lake Ontario. It was burnt down in December, 1813, by the American general McClure on his retreat; it was afterwards rebuilt.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Niagara

    From the Indian On-aw-garah, “the thunder of waters.”

How to pronounce Niagara?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Niagara in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Niagara in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Niagara in a Sentence

  1. Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP:

    It’s a crazy ride, coming back into Earth in a capsule, it’s like the wildest ride you will ever have in your life – it’s kind of like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, but while you’re on fire. As soon as you realize you’re not going to die … [it’s] the most fun you’ll ever have in your life.

  2. Harry Emerson Fosdick:

    No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.

  3. Arthur Conan Doyle:

    From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.

  4. Author Unknown:

    What made the deepest impression upon you? inquired a friend one day of Lincoln, when you stood in the presence of the Falls of Niagara, the greatest of natural wonders? ---- The thing that stuck me most forcibly when I saw the Falls, Lincoln responded with the characteristic deliberation, was where in the world did all that water come from?

  5. Nick Hague:

    It's like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel but while you're on fire.

Images & Illustrations of Niagara

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