Try Our Apps


Pore Over vs. Pour Over

Blue Nile

a river in E Africa, flowing NNW from Lake Tana in Ethiopia into the Nile at Khartoum: a tributary of the Nile. About 950 miles (1530 km) long.
Compare Nile. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Blue Nile
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Is it the Blue Nile, which seems to come down from the distant mountains?

  • Advancing up the Blue Nile in gunboats, the Egyptian force cleared the banks of all the many wandering armed bands of the enemy.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • The Blue Nile is poisonous like dark blood, and the Red is fertilising, life-giving, like red blood.

    Historical Miniatures August Strindberg
  • He took us, from the river-steps in front of his own big, verandaed house, down the Blue Nile in a fast steam launch.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Two flagstaffs had been erected upon the top of the one-storied wall fronting the Blue Nile.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • The Atbara, like the Blue Nile, is an insignificant stream except in the rainy season, when it is a torrent.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • As Amneris, the Egyptian princess in the stately boat of those ancient days beneath a golden moon, he glided down the Blue Nile.

    The Magic Curtain Roy J. Snell
  • It was growing light in the east, and the outlines of bushes and thickets on the Blue Nile were becoming clear.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
British Dictionary definitions for Blue Nile

Blue Nile

a river in E Africa, rising in central Ethiopia as the Abbai and flowing southeast, then northwest to join the White Nile. Length: about 1530 km (950 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Blue Nile

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Blue

Scrabble Words With Friends