Niagara


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Ni·ag·a·ra

 (nī-ăg′rə, -ər-ə)
n.
A torrent or flood: "engulfed by the Niagara of Americanisms that flowed over them" (Wall Street Journal).

[After Niagara (Falls)1.]

Niagara

(naɪˈæɡrə; -ˈæɡərə)
n
1. (Placename) a river in NE North America, on the border between W New York State and Ontario, Canada, flowing from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Length: 45 km (28 miles)
2. a torrent

Ni•ag•a•ra

(naɪˈæg rə, -ˈæg ər ə)

n.
1. a river on the boundary between W New York and Ontario, Canada, flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. 34 mi. (55 km) long.
3. (l.c.) anything seen as resembling Niagara Falls in force and relentlessness; deluge: a niagara of criticism.
4. a variety of white grape, grown for table use.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Niagara - waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe FallsNiagara - waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe Falls; in the United States it is the American Falls
Ontario - a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
American Falls - a part of Niagara Falls in western New York (north of Buffalo)
Canadian Falls, Horseshoe Falls - a part of Niagara Falls in Ontario
Niagara River, Niagara - a river flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario; forms boundary between Ontario and New York
2.Niagara - a river flowing from Lake Erie into Lake OntarioNiagara - a river flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario; forms boundary between Ontario and New York
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Niagara, Niagara Falls - waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe Falls; in the United States it is the American Falls

Niagara

noun
An abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain:
Chiefly British: spate.
Translations

Niagara

[naɪˈægrə]
A. NNiágara m
B. CPD Niagara Falls NPLCataratas fpl del Niágara

Niagara

nNiagara m; Niagara Fallsdie Niagarafälle pl
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AS I had a desire to travel through the interior of the state of Ohio, and to 'strike the lakes,' as the phrase is, at a small town called Sandusky, to which that route would conduct us on our way to Niagara, we had to return from St.
No, it was man alone who had produced these reddish vapors, these gigantic flames worthy of a volcano itself, these tremendous vibrations resembling the shock of an earthquake, these reverberations rivaling those of hurricanes and storms; and it was his hand which precipitated into an abyss, dug by himself, a whole Niagara of molten metal!
Accordingly, Oswego, Niagara, Detroit, Michilimackinac, and other posts on the American side of the lakes, were given up.
Were Niagara but a cataract of sand, would you travel your thousand miles to see it?
There were similar fortifications on Lake Ontario, and near the great Falls of Niagara, and at the sources of the Ohio River.
Any one of our readers who has occasion to cross the Niagara may easily observe not only the self importance, but the real estimation enjoyed by the hum blest representative of the crown, even in that polar region of royal sunshine.
The water roared in his ears like the voice of Niagara, yet he heard the dull thunder of the volley and, rising again toward the surface, met shining bits of metal, singularly flattened, oscillating slowly downward.
So, doing a tight-rope act on a wire stretched across Niagara was a safe terpsichorean performance compared with waltzing twice with Dempsey Donovan's paper-box girl.
I measured the ground which this ass traversed, and arrived at the conclusion that what he had accomplished inside of twenty minutes would constitute some such job as this--relatively speaking--for a man; to wit: to strap two eight-hundred-pound horses together, carry them eighteen hundred feet, mainly over (not around) boulders averaging six feet high, and in the course of the journey climb up and jump from the top of one precipice like Niagara, and three steeples, each a hundred and twenty feet high; and then put the horses down, in an exposed place, without anybody to watch them, and go off to indulge in some other idiotic miracle for vanity's sake.
Presently they came to a place where a little stream of water, trickling over a ledge and carrying a limestone sediment with it, had, in the slow-dragging ages, formed a laced and ruffled Niagara in gleaming and imperishable stone.
One can not see such things at an instant glance--one frequently only finds out how really beautiful a really beautiful woman is after considerable acquaintance with her; and the rule applies to Niagara Falls, to majestic mountains and to mosques--especially to mosques.
I suppose that chasm he cleared seemed as wide and deep to him as Niagara Gorge would to us if we leaped over it.