Rio Grande

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Rio Grande 1

 (grănd′, grän′dā, grăn′dē) Or in Mexico Río Bra·vo (brä′vō)
A river, about 3,000 km (1,900 mi) long, rising in southwest Colorado and flowing generally south through central New Mexico to southwest Texas, where it turns southeast and forms the US-Mexico border for the rest of its course. It empties into the Gulf of Mexico near Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico.

Rio Gran·de 2

 (grăn′də, gräN′dĭ)
A city of extreme southern Brazil at the southern entrance of the Lagoa dos Patos. It is a major processing and shipping center.

Rio Grande

1. (Placename) a river in North America, rising in SW Colorado and flowing southeast to the Gulf of Mexico, forming the border between the US and Mexico. Length: about 3030 km (1885 miles). Mexican name: Río Bravo
2. (Placename) a port in SE Brazil, in SE Rio Grande do Sul state: serves as the port for Porto Alegre. Pop: 188 000 (2005 est)

Ri•o Grande

(ˈri oʊ ˈgrænd, ˈgræn di, ˈgrɑn deɪ)
1. Mexican, Río Bravo. a river flowing S from Colorado through central New Mexico and along the boundary between Texas and Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico. 1800 mi. (2900 km) long.
2. a river flowing W from SE Brazil into the Paraná River. 650 mi. (1050 km) long.
3. a seaport in SE Rio Grande do Sul state, in Brazil. 124,706.

Rí•o Gran•de

(ˈri oʊ ˈgrɑn deɪ, -di)
a river in central Nicaragua, flowing NE to the Caribbean Sea. ab. 200 mi. (320 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rio Grande - a North American riverRio Grande - a North American river; boundary between the United States and Mexico; flows into Gulf of Mexico
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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
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Corpus Christi, in the county of Nueces, and all the cities situated on the Rio Bravo, Laredo, Comalites, San Ignacio on the Web, Rio Grande City on the Starr, Edinburgh in the Hidalgo, Santa Rita, Elpanda, Brownsville in the Cameron, formed an imposing league against the pretensions of Florida.
To the right of the Sierra Blanco -- so we shall reach the Rio Grande," said another.
By this time the American admiral, O'Connor, was fully informed of the existence of the airships, and he was no longer vitally concerned for Panama, since the submarine flotilla was reported arrived there from Key West, and the Delaware and Abraham Lincoln, two powerful and entirely modern ships, were already at Rio Grande, on the Pacific side of the canal.
SMBC will advise Rio Grande LNG, and ultimately lead the international banking syndicate, in securing long-term capital for the Project's construction.
NextDecade has taken a major step forward by securing such a prime site for our Rio Grande LNG project," said Kathleen Eisbrenner, founder and CEO of NextDecade.
a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA), has said that Jason Leal has been named its market president of the Upper Rio Grande Valley.
Dale Ayars of Rio Grande designs the molds to fashion high-strength engineered polymer grips.
It is important that we take steps to improve water quality in the Rio Grande River and continue to replenish the groundwater that so many New Mexicans depend on for their drinking water.
Campostoma ornatum (Mexican stoneroller) and Notropis chihuahua (Chihuahua shiner) inhabit tributary streams of the Rio Grande in the Trans-Pecos region and are considered as state-listed threatened species by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (Hubbs et al.
Previous records in Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul: Cruz Alta, Nonoai, Santa Maria, Victor Graeff (Roggia et al.
The Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is working to prevent further degradation of the ecosystem and to create a corridor for wildlife by connecting the various ecosystem fragments.
Sewerage work is taking place in the municipalities of Capao da Canoa, Passo Fundo, Rio Grande, Encantado, Osorio and Torres.