River

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English

Noun

River (plural Rivers)
  1. A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, ending at an ocean or in an inland sea. Occasionally rivers overflow their banks and cause floods.
  2. Any large flow of a liquid in a single body (e.g., 'a river of blood').
  3. (poker) The last card dealt in a hand.

Verb

River (third-person singular simple present Rivers, present participle Rivering, simple past and past participle Rivered)

  1. (poker) To improve one’s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.

Adjectives for River

winding; wandering; turbulent; subterranean; trickling; unbridged; whirling; solitary; speeding; mystic; subsiding; soft-flowing; frozen; long; impassable; hissing; historic; narrowed; exulting; far-off; pelting; babbling; ringing; racing; saturnine; rapid; fruitful; leaping; clear; deep-banked; booming; limpid; swollen; rushing; rife; turbid; ruinous; slow; noiseless; flowing; remarkable; encroaching; torrential; murmuring; roaring; majestic; spectral; mighty; unfordable; peaceful; sunlit; meandering; cheerful; pebble-paved; immense; incorrigible; glassy; brattling; capricious; hurrying; sparkling; resplendent; useless; failing; reflecting; quiet; doubling; hesitating; sluggish; salmon-thronged; ever-deepening; imaginary; freshening; gray; swift; silent; channeled; raucous; solemn; foaming; noble; chafing; brimming;

Verbs for River

breast—; bridge—; divert—; emerge from—; ford—; ply—; plunge into—; stock—; —abounds in; —babbles; —batters; — bawls; —chatters; —churns; —eddies; — flows; —foams; —frets; —glides; —glitters; —growls; —gurgles; —laps; —laughs; —leaps; —loiters; —meanders; —murmurs; —races; —rises; —roars; —sallies; —stirs; —subsides; —swells; —threads.

Thesaurus

fresh, freshet, gill, kill, lazy stream, meandering stream, midchannel, midstream, millstream, moving road, navigable river, pour, quantity, race, racing stream, rill, rivulet, run, rundle, runlet, runnel, sike, spate, spill stream, stream, stream action, streamlet, subterranean river, torrent, tributary, wadi, watercourse, waterflood, waterway, Niagara, adolescent stream, arroyo, beck, bourn, braided stream, branch, brook, brooklet, burn, cascade, cataract, channel, creek, crick, deluge, estuary, flood, flow, flowing stream, fluviation.

Etymology

From Old French riviere < Vulgar Latin *riparia (riverbank, seashore, river) < Latin riparius (of a riverbank) < riparia (shore) < ripa (river bank) < Proto-Indo-European *rei- (to scratch, tear, cut).

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Derived terms

cry someone a river; riverbank; riverbed; river basin; river bed; river birch; river blindness; riverboat; river boat; river bottom; river boulder; river dolphin; river duck; riverfront; river hog; river horse; riverine; river lamprey; river limper; river otter; river pear; river prawn; river shad; riverside; riverward; sell down the river; submarine river; up the river.

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Danish

Noun

River c.

  1. plural indefinite of rive

Verb

River

  1. present of rive

French

Verb

River

  1. to drive/set a rivet

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Latin

Verb

rīver

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of rīvō

Swedish

Verb

River

  1. present tense of riva.