Somme


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Somme

 (sŏm, sôm)
A river, about 245 km (150 mi) long, of northern France flowing west and northwest to the English Channel. Tanks were first used in warfare during the devastating Battle of the Somme (1916).

Somme

(French sɔm)
n
1. (Placename) a department of N France, in Picardy region. Capital: Amiens. Pop: 557 061 (2003 est). Area: 6277 sq km (2448 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in N France, rising in Aisne department and flowing west to Amiens, then northwest to the English Channel: scene of heavy fighting in World War I. Length: 245 km (152 miles)

Somme

(sɒm, sɔm)

n.
a river in N France, flowing NW to the English Channel. 150 mi. (241 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Somme - battle of World War II (1944)Somme - battle of World War II (1944)  
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
2.Somme - battle in World War I (1916)
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
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Translations

Somme

[sɒm] NSomme m
the Battle of the Sommela batalla del Somme
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