seine

[seyn]
noun
1.
a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water, having floats at the upper edge and sinkers at the lower.
verb (used with object), seined, seining.
2.
to fish for or catch with a seine.
3.
to use a seine in (water).
verb (used without object), seined, seining.
4.
to fish with a seine.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English seyne, Old English segne < West Germanic *sagina < Latin sagēna < Greek sagḗnē fishing net

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Seine

[seyn; French sen]
noun
1.
a river in France, flowing NW through Paris to the English Channel. 480 miles (773 km) long.
2.
a former department in N France.
sane, Seine.
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seine (seɪn)
 
n
1.  a large fishing net that hangs vertically in the water by means of floats at the top and weights at the bottom
 
vb
2.  to catch (fish) using this net
 
[Old English segne, from Latin sagēna, from Greek sagēnē; related to Old High German segina, Old French saïne]

Seine (seɪn, French sɛn)
 
n
a river in N France, rising on the Plateau de Langres and flowing northwest through Paris to the English Channel: the second longest river in France, linked by canal with the Rivers Somme, Scheldt, Meuse, Rhine, Saône, and Loire. Length: 776 km (482 miles)

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seine
O.E. segne "drag-net," from W.Gmc. *sagina (cf. O.S., O.H.G. segina), a W.Gmc. borrowing of L. sagena (source of Fr. seine), from Gk. sagene "a fishing net," also "a hunting net," of unknown origin.
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Example sentences for seine
The soil is composed of alluvium deposited by the river seine.
On the east, the seine river forms the boundary with seinemaritime.
The seine rises in the southern end of the plateau de langres.
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