What does seine mean?

Definitions for seine
seɪn, sɛnseine

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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

Wiktionary

  1. seinenoun

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

  2. seineverb

    To use a seine, to fish with a seine.

  3. Seinenoun

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

  4. Seinenoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SEINEnoun

    A net used in fishing.

    Etymology: segne , Saxon; seine, senne, seme, French.

    They have cock-boats for passengers, and seine boats for taking of pilchards. Carew.

Wikipedia

  1. Seine

    The Seine ( SAYN, SEN, French: [sɛn] (listen)) is a 777-kilometre-long (483 mi) river in northern France. Its drainage basin is in the Paris Basin (a geological relative lowland) covering most of northern France. It rises at Source-Seine, 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Dijon in northeastern France in the Langres plateau, flowing through Paris and into the English Channel at Le Havre (and Honfleur on the left bank). It is navigable by ocean-going vessels as far as Rouen, 120 kilometres (75 mi) from the sea. Over 60 percent of its length, as far as Burgundy, is negotiable by large barges and most tour boats, and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating; excursion boats offer sightseeing tours of the river banks in the capital city, Paris.There are 37 bridges in Paris across the Seine (the most famous of which are the Pont Alexandre III and the Pont Neuf) and dozens more outside the city. A notable bridge, which is also the last along the course of the river, is the Pont de Normandie, the ninth longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, which links Le Havre and Honfleur.

ChatGPT

  1. seine

    A seine is a type of fishing net that hangs vertically in the water with its bottom edge held down by weights and its top edge buoyed by floats. It is used to catch fish by encircling them, usually from a boat, either by drawing it manually or through mechanized means. The term "seine" can also be used to refer to the act of fishing with such a net.

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

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

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. Michelle Young:

    With that kind of camera, you can take quick photos in rapid succession, so I ended up making this stop action movie of the whole evening, from start to finish, a lot of that footage was just taken along the Seine, with the lights of Paris. And so even if he was unintentionally on a date, it was still a magical introduction to France.

  2. Bruno Jamet:

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

  3. Eric Emeraux:

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

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