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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rhine, J. B. Rhine, Joseph Banks Rhinenoun

    United States parapsychologist (1895-1980)

  2. Rhine, Rhine River, Rheinnoun

    a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea


  1. Rhinenoun

    A river that flows through Switzerland, Germany, west Bavaria, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

    Etymology: From Rin, from Rīnaz, from . The spelling with Rh- is because of the influence of Ancient Greek Ῥῆνος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rhinenoun

    a water course; a ditch

    Etymology: [AS. ryne. See Run.]


  1. Rhine

    The Rhine is a European river that runs from the Swiss canton of Grisons in the southeastern Swiss Alps through Germany and eventually flows into the North Sea coast in the Netherlands and is the twelfth longest river in Europe, at about 1,233 km, with an average discharge of more than 2,000 m³/s. The Rhine and the Danube formed most of the northern inland frontier of the Roman Empire and, since those days, the Rhine has been a vital and navigable waterway carrying trade and goods deep inland. It has also served as a defensive feature and has been the basis for regional and international borders. The many castles and prehistoric fortifications along the Rhine testify to its importance as a waterway. River traffic could be stopped at these locations, usually for the purpose of collecting tolls, by the state that controlled that portion of the river.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rhine

    one of the chief rivers of Europe; of several small Alpine head-streams, the Nearer and the Farther Rhine are the two principal, issuing from the eastern flanks of Mount St Gothard; a junction is formed at Reichenau, whence the united stream—the Upper Rhine—flows N. to Lake Constance, and issuing from the NW. corner curves westward to Basel, forming the boundary between Switzerland and Germany. From Basel, as the Middle Rhine, it pursues a northerly course to Mainz, turns sharply to the W. as far as Bingen, and again resumes its northward course. The Rhine-Highland between Bingen and Bonn is the most romantic and picturesque part of its course. As the Lower Rhine it flows in a sluggish, winding stream through the Rhenish Lowlands, enters Holland near Clèves, at Nimeguen bends to the W., and flowing through Holland some 100 m. reaches the German Ocean, splitting in its lowest part into several streams which form a rich delta, one-third of Holland. It is 800 m. in length; receives numerous affluents, e.g. Neckar, Main, Moselle, Lippe; is navigable for ships to Mannheim.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rhine

    (anc. Rhenus, Ger. Rhein). An important river in Germany, and one of the most noted in Europe, takes its rise in the Swiss canton of Grisons, and after a north-northwest course of about 800 miles, falls in the German Ocean. Cæsar was the first Roman general who crossed the Rhine; he threw a bridge of boats across it. It was fortified as the frontier of the Roman empire 298 and 369, and became the boundary of the French republic in 1776.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Rhine

    From the Celtic rhe, “rapid.” This name was given by the Swiss to rivers generally.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rhine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rhine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Rhine in a Sentence

  1. Ralf Jaeger:

    There were no concrete plans for an attack in Rhineland-Palatinate or North Rhine-Westphalia, especially not against the soccer Bundesliga.

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