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A river of northern France flowing about 770 km (480 mi) generally northwest to the Bay of the Seine, an inlet of the English Channel, near Le Havre. It has been an important commercial waterway since Roman times and has figured significantly in the histories of Paris, Rouen, and Le Havre.
A large fishing net made to hang vertically in the water by weights at the lower edge and floats at the top.
v. seined, sein·ing, seines
To fish with such a net.
To fish for or catch with such a net.
[Middle English, from Old English segne, from Germanic *sagina, from Latin sagēna, from Greek sagēnē.]
(Angling) a large fishing net that hangs vertically in the water by means of floats at the top and weights at the bottom
to catch (fish) using this net
[Old English segne, from Latin sagēna, from Greek sagēnē; related to Old High German segina, Old French saïne]
Seine(seɪn; French sɛn)
(Placename) a river in N France, rising on the Plateau de Langres and flowing northwest through Paris to the English Channel: the second longest river in France, linked by canal with the Rivers Somme, Scheldt, Meuse, Rhine, Saône, and Loire. Length: 776 km (482 miles)
n., v. seined, sein•ing. n.
1. a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water, having floats at the upper edge and sinkers at the lower.v.t.
2. to fish for or catch with a seine.
3. to use a seine in (water).v.i.
4. to fish with a seine.
[before 950; Middle English seyne, Old English segne < West Germanic *sagina < Latin sagēna < Greek sagḗnē fishing net]
a river in France, flowing NW through Paris to the English Channel. 480 mi. (773 km) long.
Past participle: seined
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|Noun||1.||Seine - a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel|
|2.||seine - a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom|
purse seine - a seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and then closed at the bottom by means of a line
|Verb||1.||seine - fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine|
fish - catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends"