Definition of Loire

1. Noun. The longest French river; rises in the Massif Central and flows north and west to the Atlantic Ocean.

Exact synonyms: Loire River
Group relationships: France, French Republic
Generic synonyms: River



Definition of Loire

1. Proper noun. One of the départements of Rhône-Alpes, France ¹

2. Proper noun. A river of France ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loire

Loffler's syndrome
Lofortyx
Lofortyx californicus
Lofoten
Lofty
Logan
Logania
Loganiaceae
Loglan
Logo
Logos
Logres
Logroño
Lohlein-Baehr lesion
Lohmann reaction
Loire
Loire-Atlantique
Loire River
Loire Vally
Loiret
Lois
Loiseleuria
Loiseleuria procumbens
Loja
Lojban
Lojbanist
Lojbanists
Lojbanize
Lok
Lokasenna

Literary usage of Loire

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"Le lyonnais, dans le Rhône, l'Ain et la Saône-et-loire. Sir Isaac Newton was an only and posthumous child ; he could therefore have had no very near kindred ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"loire, the longest river of France, rising in the Gerbier de Jonc in the ... After a course of 18 m. in Ardèche it enters Häute-loire, in which it follows a ..."

3. Audubon, the Naturalist: A History of His Life and Time by Francis Hobart Herrick (1917)
"This was at Coueron, a small commune in the arron- dissement of Saint-Nazaire, on the right bank of the loire, nine miles west of Nantes ..."

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