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Meaning of NILE

Pronunciation:  nIl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  world's longest river (4187 miles); flows northern through Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization

NILE is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: Nile River
 See Also: Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, Republic of the Sudan, Republic of Uganda, river, Soudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Arab Republic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nile\, n. [L. Nilus, gr. ?.]
The great river of Egypt.

{Nile bird}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The wryneck. [Prov. Eng.]
(b) The crocodile bird.

{Nile goose} (Zo["o]l.), the Egyptian goose. See Note under
   {Goose}, 2.

Easton Bible Dictionary

dark; blue, not found in Scripture, but frequently referred to in the Old Testament under the name of Sihor, i.e., "the black stream" (Isa. 23:3; Jer. 2:18) or simply "the river" (Gen. 41:1; Ex. 1:22, etc.) and the "flood of Egypt" (Amos 8:8). It consists of two rivers, the White Nile, which takes its rise in the Victoria Nyanza, and the Blue Nile, which rises in the Abyssinian Mountains. These unite at the town of Khartoum, whence it pursues its course for 1,800 miles, and falls into the Mediterranean through its two branches, into which it is divided a few miles north of Cairo, the Rosetta and the Damietta branch. (See EGYPT.)