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Gi·ronde 1

 (jə-rŏnd′, zhē-rōNd′, zhĭ-)
An estuary of southwest France formed by the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers and opening into the Bay of Biscay.

Gi·ronde 2

 (jə-rŏnd′, zhē-rōNd′, zhĭ-)
A moderate republican political party of Revolutionary France (1791-1793).

[After Gironde, a department of southwest France.]

Gi·rond′ist n.


(French ʒirɔ̃d)
1. (Placename) a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Bordeaux. Pop: 1 330 683 (2003 est). Area: 10 726 sq km (4183 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an estuary in SW France, formed by the confluence of the Rivers Garonne and Dordogne. Length: 72 km (45 miles)


(dʒəˈrɒnd; Fr. ʒiˈrɔ̃d)

1. an estuary in SW France, formed by the junction of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. 45 mi. (72 km) long.
2. the Girondist Party.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gironde - the French moderate political party that was in power (1791-1793) during the French Revolution
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"


[dʒɪˈrɒnd] NGironda m
References in classic literature ?
The Gironde lies before us, and once over the bar, and under shelter of the Tour de Cordouan, all will be well with us.
A dull scraping came from beneath, the vessel quivered and shook, at the waist, at the quarter, and behind sounded that grim roaring of the waters, and with a plunge the yellow cog was over the bar and speeding swiftly up the broad and tranquil estuary of the Gironde.
Contract notice: technical office assignment for hvac work at gironde habitat headquarters
Major organization : DPARTEMENT DE LA GIRONDE (22330001300016)
Contract notice:rehabilitation of the cold bituminous concrete wearing course of the departmental roads of the gironde.
Contract notice:resurfacing of the cold rolled asphalt layers of the departmental roads of the gironde.