Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river of western Europe flowing about 901 km (560 mi) from northeast France through eastern Belgium and the southern Netherlands to the North Sea. Its valley was the scene of severe fighting during World Wars I and II.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A river in Europe that flows about 901 km (560 mi) from France through Belgium to the North Sea at the Netherlands.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A European river, flowing into the North Sea.
  • proper n. An American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the Armistice on November 11.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See muse, n.

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

  • n. an American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11
  • n. a European river; flows into the North Sea

Etymologies

From French Meuse. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The country between Marne and Meuse is one of the regions on which German fury spent itself most bestially during the abominable September days.

    Fighting France

  • Among them St. Nicolas, in a big airy building on the Meuse, is an example of a great French Military Hospital at its best; but I visited few others, for the main object of my journey was to get to some of the second-line ambulances beyond the town.

    Fighting France

  • The Argonne and the heights of the Meuse were a sector hard to tackle.

    Foch the Man

  • In this vast district watered by the Meuse is the town of Bouillon — a regular hole, but in my time it was the freest place in Europe.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Barrere having then announced that the army of the Sambre and the Meuse was advancing to

    News Report

  • Barrere having then announced that the army of the Sambre and the Meuse was advancing to Liege, made

    News Report

  • In this vast district watered by the Meuse is the town of Bouillon -- a regular hole, but in my time it was the freest place in Europe.

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • The sector, which had been quiet for most of four years, stretched some 20 miles from the unfordable Meuse River through the large Argonne Forest.

    Between War and Peace

  • On September 25, 1918 the French 4th Army went on the offensive in conjunction with the American drive in the Meuse-Argonne.

    A Memorial Day Celebration: The Harlem Hellfighters «

  • No sooner had Pershing disengaged his forces from the Saint-Mihiel battle than he mounted a final American offensive to punch like a battering ram through German lines on the Western Front between the Meuse River and the dense Argonne Forest with more than a million men.

    Wild Bill Donovan

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  • was listed as a variant to "maas" is this a river in Europe?

    April 4, 2009