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trib·u·tar·y

 (trĭb′yə-tĕr′ē)
n. pl. trib·u·tar·ies
1. A stream that flows into a larger stream or other body of water.
2. A ruler or nation that pays tribute.
adj.
1. Making additions or yielding supplies; contributory.
2. Paid in tribute.
3. Paying tribute: a tributary colony.

[Middle English tributarie, paying tribute, from Latin tribūtārius, from tribūtum, tribute; see tribute.]

tributary

(ˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -taries
1. (Physical Geography) a stream, river, or glacier that feeds another larger one
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person, nation, or people that pays tribute
adj
3. (Physical Geography) (of a stream, etc) feeding a larger stream
4. given or owed as a tribute
5. paying tribute
ˈtributarily adv

trib•u•tar•y

(ˈtrɪb yəˌtɛr i)

n., pl. -tar•ies,
adj. n.
1. a stream that flows to a larger stream or other body of water.
2. a person or nation that pays tribute.
adj.
3. (of a stream) flowing into a larger stream or other body of water.
4. furnishing subsidiary aid; contributory.
5. paying tribute.
6. paid as tribute.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin tribūtārius of tribute, one who pays tribute. See tribute, -ary]
trib′u•tar`i•ly, adv.

trib·u·tar·y

(trĭb′yə-tĕr′ē)
A stream that flows into a river or larger stream.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tributary - a branch that flows into the main streamtributary - a branch that flows into the main stream
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
distributary - a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it
Adj.1.tributary - (of a stream) flowing into a larger stream
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
2.tributary - paying tributetributary - paying tribute; "a tributary colony"
obligated - caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course; "felt obligated to repay the kindness"; "was obligated to pay off the student loan"
3.tributary - tending to bring about; being partly responsible for; "working conditions are not conducive to productivity"; "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city"; "a contributory factor"
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"
Translations
رافِد، نَهْر يَصُب في نَهْر أكْبَر مِنْه
přítok
biflodbiflods-
sivujokiverovelvollinen
mellékfolyó
òverá
属国支流
intakas
pieteka
prítokprítokový
biflod
ırmak ayağınehir kolu

tributary

[ˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ]
A. ADJtributario
B. N
1. (Geog) → afluente m
2. (= state, ruler) → tributario m

tributary

[ˈtrɪbjʊtəri] n [river] → affluent m

tributary

adj
statetributpflichtig
tributary riverNebenfluss m; tributary valleySeitental nt
n
(= state)tributpflichtiger Staat
(= river)Nebenfluss m

tributary

[ˈtrɪbjʊtrɪ] n (river) → affluente m, tributario

tributary

(ˈtribjutəri) plural ˈtributaries noun
a stream flowing into a river. The River Thames has many tributaries; (also adjective) tributary streams.
References in classic literature ?
Our forefathers, and those who were reckoned wise, were accustomed to say that it was necessary to hold Pistoia by factions and Pisa by fortresses; and with this idea they fostered quarrels in some of their tributary towns so as to keep possession of them the more easily.
The opportunities which some States would have of rendering others tributary to them by commercial regulations would be impatiently submitted to by the tributary States.
The stream on which they had thus encamped proved, in effect, to be tributary to the Seeds-ke-dee Agie, or Green River, into which it flowed at some distance to the south.
Just by the red-roofed town the tributary Ripple flows with a lively current into the Floss.
On the fourth day after leaving Manaos we turned into a tributary which at its mouth was little smaller than the main stream.
Through all these fatigues we at length came to Jubo, a kingdom of considerable extent, situated almost under the line, and tributary to the Portuguese, who carry on a trade here for ivory and other commodities.
But not in life alone, methinks, to me Belongs the office; Lady, when my tongue Is cold in death, believe me, unto thee My voice shall raise its tributary song.
While the Northwesters continued to push their enterprises into the hyperborean regions from their stronghold at Fort William, and to hold almost sovereign sway over the tribes of the upper lakes and rivers, the Mackinaw Company sent forth their light perogues and barks, by Green Bay, Fox River, and the Wisconsin, to that areas artery of the West, the Mississippi; and down that stream to all its tributary rivers.
It is easy to understand the anger of Indian people as they read recent news reports saying China had blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra River, which is a trans-boundary river flowing from Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region into the northeastern Indian state of Assam and later into Bangladesh, serving as an important water source for the regions,' it said.
LOXAHATCHEE RIVER The Loxahatchee in Jupiter is the southernmost tributary to the lagoon.
The case study of Ryukyu (5) shows the economic centrality of the tribute trade system and the autonomy of tributary states in negotiation with China.