What does Seine mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Seine, Seine Rivernoun

    a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel

  2. seineverb

    a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom

  3. seineverb

    fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine


  1. seinenoun

    A long net having floats attached at the top and sinkers (weights) at the bottom, used in shallow water for catching fish.

    Etymology: segne, from West sagīna, from sagena, from σαγήνη, of unknown origin.

  2. seineverb

    To use a seine, to fish with a seine.

    Etymology: segne, from West sagīna, from sagena, from σαγήνη, of unknown origin.

  3. Seinenoun

    A river of northern France that flows through Paris for about 772 km (480 mi) to the English Channel near Le Havre.

    Etymology: segne, from West sagīna, from sagena, from σαγήνη, of unknown origin.

  4. Seinenoun

    A former department of France, the capital city of which was Paris.

    Etymology: segne, from West sagīna, from sagena, from σαγήνη, of unknown origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seinenoun

    a large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses the fish

    Etymology: [F. seine, or AS. segene, bth fr. L. sagena, Gr. .]


  1. Seine

    The Seine is a 776 km-long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. It rises at Source-Seine, 30 kilometres northwest of Dijon in northeastern France in the Langres plateau, flowing through Paris and into the English Channel at Le Havre. It is navigable by ocean-going vessels as far as Rouen, 120 km from the sea. Over 60% of its length, as far as Burgundy, is negotiable by commercial riverboats and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating; excursion boats offer sightseeing tours of the Rive Droite and Rive Gauche within the city of Paris. There are 37 bridges within Paris and dozens more spanning the river outside the city. Examples in Paris include the Pont Louis-Philippe and Pont Neuf, the latter of which dates back to 1607. Outside the city, examples include the Pont de Normandie, one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world, which links Le Havre to Honfleur.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seine

    sān, or sēn, n. a large net for catching fish.—v.t. to catch with such.—ns. Seine′-boat; Seine′-en′gine, a steam-engine used in hauling seines; Seine′-gang, a body of men engaged in seining, with their boats and other gear; Sein′er, one who seines: a vessel engaged in purse-seining for mackerel; Sein′ing, the art of using the seine. [Fr.,—L. sagena—Gr. sagēnē, a fishing-net.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Seine

    an important river of France, rises in the tableland of Langres, takes a winding course to the NW., passing many important towns, Troyes, Fontainebleau, Paris, St. Denis, Rouen, &c., and discharges into the English Channel by a broad estuary after a course of 482 m., of which 350 are navigable.

  2. Seine

    the smallest but most populous department of France, entirely surrounded by the department of Seine-et-Oise; Paris and its adjacent villages cover a considerable portion of the area; presents a richly wooded, undulating surface, traversed by the Seine in a NW. direction.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. seine

    The name of a large fishing-net. Also, a flat seam.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seine in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Seine in a Sentence

  1. Eric Emeraux:

    The children who protected their father always led back to Asnieres-sur-Seine.

  2. Bruno Jamet:

    It will take at least a week for the Seine to return to its normal level.

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    • A. articulate
    • B. adscripted
    • C. indiscernible
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