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Meaning of Niagara

Ni•ag•a•ra

Pronunciation: (nī-ag'ru, -ag'ur-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a river on the boundary between W New York and Ontario, Canada, flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. 34 mi. (55 km) long.
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  3. a fort in W New York, at the mouth of the Niagara River.
  4. (l.c.) anything taken as resembling Niagara Falls in force and relentlessness; avalanche: a niagara of criticism.
    1. a variety of white grape, grown for table use.
    2. the vine bearing this fruit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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