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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel [syn: Seine, Seine River]
2: a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom v
1: fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine

Merriam Webster's

geographical name river 480 miles (772 kilometers) N France flowing NW into Bay of the Seine (inlet of English Channel)

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English segne, from Latin sagena, from Greek sag?n? Date: before 12th century a large net with sinkers on one edge and floats on the other that hangs vertically in the water and is used to enclose and catch fish when its ends are pulled together or are drawn ashore II. verb (seined; seining) Date: 1836 intransitive verb to fish with or catch fish with a seine transitive verb to fish for or in with a seine

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. (also seine-net) a fishing-net for encircling fish, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom edge, and usu. hauled ashore. --v.intr. & tr. fish or catch with a seine. Derivatives: seiner n. Etymology: ME f. OF sa{iuml}ne, & OE segne f. WG f. L sagena f. Gk sagene

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Seine Seine, n. [F. seine, or AS. segene, b?th fr. L. sagena, Gr. ????.] (Fishing.) 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. Seine boat, a boat specially constructed to carry and pay out a seine.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Large fishing-net.



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