Definitions

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  • proper n. Massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River.
  • proper n. A city in New York State near the Falls.
  • proper n. A city in Ontario near the Falls.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe Falls; in the United States it is the American Falls
  • n. a city in western New York State at the falls of the Niagara river; tourist attraction and honeymoon resort

Etymologies

Niagara + Falls (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On the Niagara River is one of the great cataracts of the world, Niagara Falls, which is a mile wide and 164 feet high.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Before he reaches the station called Niagara Falls, the tourist has a foretaste of what is in store for him.

    American Sketches 1908

  • In the State of New York is the town called Niagara Falls; and here there are two large hotels, which, as to their immediate site, are not so well placed as that in Canada.

    North America

  • "We took Greg's magic and married it with a reality/documentary style to take in Niagara Falls, which is equally spectacular," Canadian indie producer Tim Troke, CEO of Frogwater Media, said.

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  • I'm very familiar with this grid having grown up in Buffalo, New York, along the Niagara River and Niagara Falls which is the source for a lot of the electricity not only in the northeastern part of the United States but also in Canada as well, all the way up to Ottawa, Toronto.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2003

  • Plans include occasional stops at Central Terminal, which saw its last passenger train in 1979, and special excursions through the region to destinations such as Niagara Falls, Medina, Jamestown and even Cleveland.

    The Buffalo News: Home

  • One of the reasons for the uptick in revenue is that Steuben County ranks highest in value compared with other regional destinations such as Niagara Falls, Saratoga Springs-Lake George,

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  • The highly competitive list was reduced by public voting to 222 for phase two, or 261 when sites shared by two or more countries are included, such as Niagara Falls and Lake Superior between Canada and the United States, and the Great Barrier Reef between Australia and Papua New Guinea.

    National Nine News

  • "November is traditionally considered the off-season for popular Canadian cities such as Niagara Falls and Montreal," said Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group.

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  • Such was the effervescence attached to the word in 1880 that at the first National Convention of Telephone Companies in Niagara Falls, New York, the convention president informed his audience that the best possible speech for the occasion would consist of only one word: hello!

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