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Rio Grande

geographical name

Definition of Rio Grande

  1. 1 play \ˌrē-(ˌ)ō-ˈgrand, -ˈgran-dē also ˌrī-ō-ˈgrand\ or Mexican Spanish Río Bra·vo play \ˌrē-(ˌ)ō-ˈbrä-(ˌ)vō\ river 1885 miles (3034 kilometers) SW United States forming part of Mexico-U.S. boundary & flowing from San Juan Mountains in SW Colorado to Gulf of Mexico

  2. 2 or Rio Gran·de do Sul play \ˌrē-ü-ˈgrȧn-dē-dü-ˈsül\ city S Brazil in Rio Grande do Sul state W of entrance to Lagoa dos Patos pop 186,544

  3. 3 \ˌrē-(ˌ)ō-ˈgrän-dā, -dē\ municipality NE Puerto Rico pop 52,362

  4. 4 — see grande (Rio)




RIO GRANDE Defined for Kids

Rio Grande

geographical name \ˌrē-(ˌ)ō-ˈgrand(-ē)\

Definition of Rio Grande

  1. river 1885 mi. (3034 km.) long SW U.S. forming part of U.S.–Mexico boundary and flowing into Gulf of Mexico




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