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SEINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Seine mean? 

SEINE (noun)
  The noun SEINE has 2 senses:

1. a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel
2. a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom

  Familiarity information: SEINE used as a noun is rare.


SEINE (verb)
  The verb SEINE has 1 sense:

1. fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine

  Familiarity information: SEINE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEINE (noun)


Sense 1Seine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Seine; Seine River

Instance hypernyms:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

Holonyms ("Seine" is a part of...):

France; French Republic (a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe)


Sense 2seine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("seine" is a kind of...):

fishing net; fishnet (a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "seine"):

purse seine (a seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and then closed at the bottom by means of a line)


SEINE (verb)


Sense 1seine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "seine" is one way to...):

fish (catch or try to catch fish or shellfish)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

In the summer they like to go out and seine


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