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[dan-yoob] /ˈdæn yub/
a river in central and SE Europe, flowing E from southern Germany to the Black Sea. 1725 miles (2775 km) long.
German Donau.
Hungarian Duna.
Czech and Slovak Dunaj.
Romanian Dunărea. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is a little village on the danube river—the mighty Danube, which bears the fleets of the world on its ample breast.

    In the Track of the Troops R.M. Ballantyne
  • Minesweepers have limited offshore capability but, if protected, could clear the danube river and essential parts of its delta.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Because the danube river forms the greater share of the controlled borders, much of the patrolling is done by boat.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • All day long the powerboat kept constantly moving down the reaches of the danube river.

  • Yet rode they off rejoicing / down across the sand Hard by the danube river / on their way to Etzel's land.

  • If there are any fish in this danube river, and they like bait such as I can offer them, were bound to have a mess for breakfast.

  • Your mother was born in a grey stone chateau overlooking the danube river.

    Nan of the Gypsies Grace May North
  • On this raid our squadron went down and we dove shooting at some large boats on the danube river.

  • Once upon a time, oh, very long ago, there lived a king or chief over the lands which lay near the mouth of the danube river.

    Our Little Polish Cousin Florence E. Mendel
  • The 290 miles of the danube river that flow along the northern border are navigable.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for danube river


a river in central and SE Europe, rising in the Black Forest in Germany and flowing to the Black Sea. Length: 2859 km (1776 miles) German name Donau Czech name Dunaj Hungarian name Duna Croatian and Serbian name Dunav (ˈdunaf) Romanian name Dunărea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for danube river


major river of Europe (German Donau, Hungarian Duna, Russian Dunaj), from Latin Danuvius, from Celtic *danu(w)-yo-, from PIE *danu- "river" (cf. Don, Dnieper, Dniester).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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danube river in Culture

Danube River definition

River in central and southeastern Europe.

Note: Flowing for nearly two thousand miles, it is the second-longest European river, after the Volga.
Note: Composer Johann Strauss, the Younger, expressed the charm and romance of the river in his “Blue Danube Waltz.”
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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