Niagara Falls


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Niagara Falls 1

Waterfalls north-northwest of Buffalo, New York, consisting of the American Falls, about 260 m (850 ft) wide, and the Canadian, or Horseshoe, Falls, about 670 m (2,200 ft) wide. They are located in the Niagara River, a waterway flowing about 55 km (35 mi) north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario along the United States-Canada border.

Niagara Falls 2

1. A city of western New York on the falls of the Niagara River north-northwest of Buffalo. It was settled in the early 1800s after the Americans gained control of Fort Niagara, a strategic garrison at the mouth of the river. The city grew as a tourist destination and is the site of the first commercial hydroelectric plant (1896).
2. A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, on the Niagara River opposite Niagara Falls, New York.

Niagara Falls

n
1. (Placename) (functioning as plural) the falls of the Niagara River, on the border between the US and Canada between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario: divided by Goat Island into the American Falls, 50 m (167 ft) high and approximately 300 m (985 ft) wide, and the Horseshoe or Canadian Falls, 47 m (158 ft) high and by some estimates well over 800 m (2625 ft) wide
2. (Placename) (functioning as singular) a city in W New York State, situated at the falls of the Niagara River. Pop: 78 815 (2001)
3. (Placename) (functioning as singular) a city in S Canada, in SE Ontario on the Niagara River just below the falls: linked to the city of Niagara Falls in the US by three bridges. Pop: 78 815 (2001)

Niag′ara Falls′


n.
1. the falls of the Niagara River: in Canada, the Horseshoe Falls, 158 ft. (48 m) high; 2600 ft. (792 m) wide; in the U.S., American Falls, 167 ft. (51 m) high; 1000 ft. (305 m) wide.
2. a city in W New York, on the falls. 62,640.
3. a city in SE Ontario, on the falls. 72,107.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Niagara Falls - waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe FallsNiagara Falls - 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 Falls - a city in western New York State at the falls of the Niagara river; tourist attraction and honeymoon resort
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Translations

Niagara Falls

[naɪˌægərəˈfɔːlz] npl
Niagara Falls, the Niagara Falls → les chutes fpl du Niagara

Niagara Falls

[naɪˈægrəˈfɔːls] npl the Niagara Fallsle cascate del Niagara
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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.
This continued upward trajectory in passenger traffic is further evidence that our guests want the original Niagara Falls boat tour experience," said Christopher Glynn, president of Maid of the Mist Corp.
Visitors have been flocking to Niagara Falls State Park, next to the American Falls, one of three waterfalls that make up the natural attraction.
The Illumination Board is proud of the role we have played in the tourism industry and of the efforts we have made in creating a lasting impression of Niagara Falls for our visitors," stated Jim Diodati, Mayor of the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Chair of the Illumination Board.
The price includes five nights' at the three-star The Strathcona Hotel in Toronto followed by a two-night stay at the Sheraton on the Falls at Niagara Falls, both on a room only basis.
There are three waterfalls at Niagara Falls, the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the largest and most spectacular - the Horseshoe Falls.
At Niagara Falls in 1975, he balanced on a platform attached to a motorcycle that his friend rode across the cable over the Whirlpool Rapids, all while Rechatin's wife hung from a pole he carried on his shoulders, according to the Niagara Falls Public Library.
Operator of the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge and two other bridges across the Niagara River between the US and Canada, the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission has announced that the passenger railroads of the two countries has assumed the responsibility to operate and maintain the track on the upper level of the bridge from Saturday.
It was probably four to six large rocks," said Tom Watt, general manager of Niagara Falls State Park.
IT is closer to get to Niagara Falls from Canada and many people think their falls are more impressive.
The new Wyndham Garden Fallsview Niagara Falls hotel has recently been added to the portfolio of the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand from Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, a hospitality company with headquarters in the United States.
He said: "At the age of six is the first time I visited the Falls with my parents and my sister, and that was when the vision came to me to walk across Niagara Falls.

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