Somme

(redirected from The Somme)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Somme

(sɒm, sɔm)

n.
a river in N France, flowing NW to the English Channel. 150 mi. (241 km) long.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

Somme

[sɒm] NSomme m
the Battle of the Sommela batalla del Somme
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Several pipe bands already play at the Aboyne Games, but this year they will be joined by the Somme Battlefield Pipe Band.
Ypres, Mons and The Somme. They went to war 100 years ago Brothers, fathers, and uncles, we never grew to know.
A MEMORIAL to honour those who lost their lives at the Battle of the Somme is being planned for Heaton Park.
Battle of the Somme 1916 The first battle of the Somme ended.
LETTERS, photographs and memoirs donated by parents whose sons were killed on the Somme have been released to mark Remembrance Sunday.
This is a new book from Franklin Watts, no doubt published to tie in with the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Many books on this battle written for young people concentrate on the 1st July, the disastrous first day of the battle, but neglect the long build up to it and ignore the fact that the battle went on until November.
MINISTER Heather Humphreys attended a ceremony yesterday to mark the centenary of the 16th Irish Division's involvement in the Battle of the Somme.
TO mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme a special exhibition recognises the part played by the people of the North East.
A REPLICA First World War trench has seen visitor numbers soar at the National Memorial Arboretum as the nation remembers the fallen of the Somme 100 years on.
Battlefields of World War One The 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme 4 days from PS229.00, 14 October 2016 Retrace the events of the Great War, visiting some of the most poignant and important sites of the Somme and Ypres Salient.
Why was the Somme offensive launched in the first place?