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Meuse(myo͞oz, mœz) also Maas (mäs)
A river of western Europe flowing about 900 km (560 mi) from northeast France through eastern Belgium and the southern Netherlands to the North Sea. Its valley was the scene of severe fighting during World Wars I and II.
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Meuse(mɜːz; French møz)
1. (Placename) a department of N France, in Lorraine region: heavy fighting occurred here in World War I. Capital: Bar-le-Duc. Pop: 191 728 (2003 est). Area: 6241 sq km (2434 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in W Europe, rising in NE France and flowing north across E Belgium and the S Netherlands to join the Waal River before entering the North Sea. Length: 926 km (575 miles). Dutch name: Maas
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Meuse(myuz; Fr. mœz)
a river in W Europe, flowing from NE France through E Belgium and S Netherlands into the North Sea. 575 mi. (925 km) long. Dutch, Maas.
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|Noun||1.||Meuse - a European river; flows into the North Sea|
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
|2.||Meuse - an American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11|
battle of St Mihiel, Saint-Mihiel, St Mihiel - a battle in the Meuse-Argonne operation in World War I (1918); the battle in which American troops launched their first offensive in France
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
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