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seine

seine

 
pronunciation:
seIn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a net used for fishing that is suspended vertically in the water with weights at the bottom and floats at the top.
similar words:
net
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: seined, seines, seining
definition 1: to attempt to catch (fish) using a seine.
similar words:
net
definition 2: to fish with a seine in (a lake, river, sea, or the like).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to use a seine for fishing.
derivation: seiner (n.)
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The words seine and sane (mentally healthy) sound alike but have different meanings.
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