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Rhône river

Definition:

a major French river; flows into the Mediterranean near Marseilles

Class:

location noun (spatial position)

Type of:

river » stream » body of water » thing

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Rhone | Rhône [French] | Rhone River

Etymology:

French Rhône, probably from Celtic Rodanos, stream name, literally, the flowing...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Rhone | Great Rhone | Little Rhone
(Coordinates: 43.33083°N 4.84556°E)

one of the major rivers of Europe, rising in Switzerland and running from there through southeastern France. At Arles, near its mouth on the Mediterranean Sea, the river divides into two branches, known as the Great Rhone and the Little Rhone. The ... (42 of 1832 words, 10 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rhone

Wiktionary:

Rhône

A department in the French region of Rhône-Alpes. | A river of France (12 of 14 words, 2 definitions, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Rhône

Collins Dictionary:

Rhône

a river in western Europe, rising in southern Switzerland in the Rhône ... | a department of eastern central France, in the Rhône-Alpes region. ... (23 of 346 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rhône

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Rhône

Lat. "Rhodanus", river, 505 mi (813 km) long, rising in the Rhône glacier, northeastern Valais, Switzerland. It flows west through a narrow, flat ... (23 of 313 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0841750​.html

Rhône

department (1990 population: 1,516,500), eastern central France, in parts of Beaujolais and Lyonnais. Lyons is the capital. (17 of 20 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0841749​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

Rhône | Rhone

a river in southwestern Europe which rises in the Swiss Alps and flows 812 km (505 miles), through Lake Geneva into France, then to Lyons, Avignon, ... (26 of 59 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Rhône

Random House Dictionary:

Rhone | Rhône [French, sense-specific]

a river flowing from the Alps in southern Switzerland through the Lake of ... | a department in eastern Central France: wine-growing region. ... (22 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/rhone

New World Dictionary:

Rhone | Rhône

river flowing from southwestern Switzerland south through France into the Gulf of Lions: 505 mi (813 km) (17 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rhone

Merriam-Webster:

Rhône

river 505 miles (813 kilometers) Switzerland and France rising in the Alps and flowing through Lake Geneva into Gulf of Lion (21 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rhone

American Heritage Dictionary:

Rhone

A river rising in the Alps of south-central Switzerland and flowing about 813 km (505 mi) west-southwest and northwest to Lake Geneva then into ... (24 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rhone

Britannica Encyclopedia:

France | French Republic [officially] | République Française [French]

country of northwestern Europe. Historically and culturally among the most important nations in the Western world, France has also played a highly ... (22 of 1594 words, 104 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/215768​/France

Macmillan British Dictionary:

river [countable] | rivers [plural]

a large area of water that flows towards the sea ; a large amount of liquid that flows somewhere (19 of 98 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/river

Cambridge Dictionary:

river | R | up (the) river | up the river | up river | down (the) river | down the river | down river

a natural wide flow of fresh water across the land into the sea, a lake, or another river | ([abbreviation] "R") used usually before, sometimes after, ... (25 of 75 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/river

Encarta Dictionary:

Rhône

river in Switzerland and France, flowing southwestward from the Alps into the Mediterranean Sea. Length: 813 km (17 of 24 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702571​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

New World Dictionary:

Rhone

Origin: French Rhône, probably from Celtic Rodanos, stream name, literally, the flowing one from Indo-European *ered-, to flow from base *er- derives "run"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rhone

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Rhône

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Rhône"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rhône

the Free Dictionary:

Rhone

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Rhône" by speech synthesizer

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Rhone"

Audio 3: British English pronunciation of "Rhone"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Rhone

Rhône

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Rhône"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Rhône"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Rhône

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Rhône

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Rhône"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ggrhon​02 word=Rhône

YourDictionary Audio:

Rhone

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Rhone" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rhone

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