1 a department of N France, in Picardy region. Capital: Beauvais. Pop.: 762700 (1995). Area: 5887 sq. km (2296 sq. miles)
2 a river in N France, rising in Belgium, in the Ardennes, and flowing southwest to join the Seine at Conflans. Length: 302 km (188 miles)
n a department of N France, in Île-de-France region. Capital: Pontoise. Pop.: 1108400 (1995). Area: 1249 sq. km (487 sq. miles)
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