Suriname River


Suriname River
noun
a river in Suriname that flows northward to the Atlantic
Syn: ↑Surinam River
Instance Hypernyms: ↑river

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  • Suriname River — River, central and eastern Suriname. Rising in the highlands and flowing toward the northeast for some 300 mi (480 km), it empties into the Atlantic Ocean just north of Paramaribo. It was dammed at Afobaka to create W. J. van Blommestein Lake,… …   Universalium

  • Suriname River — The Suriname River is 480 km long and flows through the country of Suriname. Its sources are located in the Guiana Highlands on the border between the Wilhelmina Mountains and the Eilerts de Haan Mountains (where it is known as the Gran Rio). The …   Wikipedia

  • SURINAME — SURINAME, republic on the northeastern coast of South America, between Guiana (formerly British Guiana), Brazil, and French Guyana and bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean. The first permanent settlement was founded in 1652 by the English… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Suriname — Republic of Suriname Republiek Suriname (Dutch) …   Wikipedia

  • Suriname — /soor euh nahm , nam /; Du. /syuu rddee nah meuh/, n. a republic on the NE coast of South America: formerly a territory of the Netherlands; gained independence 1975. 443,446; 60,230 sq. mi. (155,995 sq. km). Cap.: Paramaribo. Also, Surinam /soor… …   Universalium

  • Suriname — noun a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975 • Syn: ↑Republic of Suriname, ↑Surinam, ↑Dutch Guiana, ↑Netherlands Guiana • Instance Hypernyms: ↑South American country, ↑South… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Suriname —  , Surinam  Confusion still sometimes arises concerning the name of this small South American country. The spelling Surinam can now safely be regarded as historic and Suriname as the preferred modern spelling. The Suriname River and Suriname toad …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Suriname, Surinam —    Confusion still sometimes arises concerning the name of this small South American country. The Encarta World English Dictionary, for instance, calls it Suriname under its main entry but labels it Surinam on a map elsewhere in the same volume.… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • Suriname, Surinam —    Confusion still sometimes arises concerning the name of this small South American country. The Encarta World English Dictionary, for instance, calls it Suriname under its main entry but labels it Surinam on a map elsewhere in the same volume.… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… …   Universalium