Definition of Rio grande
1. Noun. A North American river; boundary between the United States and Mexico; flows into Gulf of Mexico.
Group relationships: Mexico, United Mexican States, America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: River
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Literary usage of Rio grande
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1846)
"The merchante here say, that only rio grande South, as it is usually called, is rio grande St Pedro ; and though vessels arrive at rio grande North, ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"On the east bank of the rio grande, 18 miles above Bernalillo. In prehistoric times the inhabitants occupied successively the Potrero de la Canada Quemada ..."
3. A Sailor's Garland by John Masefield (1908)
"THE rio grande (CAPSTAN) WHERE are you going to, my pretty maid ? O away Rio ; Where are you going to, my pretty maid? We are bound to the rio grande. ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"On the west bank of the rio grande, 12 miles above Bernalillo. Formerly combined with the people of Cochiti, but independently occupying the vicinity of the ..."
5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"Yet the President says war was begun by the act of Mexico I The President says the rio grande is the western boundary of Texas. True, the rio grande from ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The most important places on the rio grande are Brownsville, Eagle Pass, Laredo and El ... There is a large foreign population in rio grande do Sul composed ..."
7. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1813)
"At their arrival in rio grande they were fo emaciated by famine, that they appeared more like dead ... and rio grande, to inhabit their villages as before. ..."