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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 ?
In addition to this general usage, the tribes friendly to the French knew too well the weight of the blow that had just been struck, to apprehend any immediate danger from the hostile nations that were tributary to the crown of Britain.
Well, Scotland and Ireland were tributary to Arthur, and the united popu- lations of the British Islands amounted to something less than 1,OOO,OOO.
One tributary stream, in the great flood of gas which illuminates London, tracks its parent source to Works established in this locality.
She might be firm, but only by relationship, and in an inferior and tributary degree.
Yet, as it chanced, he was wrong; for though Macropha indeed was killed, it was another maid who lay in blood beside her; for the people whither I had sent Macropha and Nada were tributary to the Halakazi tribe, and that chief of the Halakazi who sat in the place of Galazi the Wolf had quarrelled with them, and fallen on them by night and eaten them up.
Balsora was the capital of a kingdom long tributary to the caliph.
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.
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.
In the heart of the jungle, hidden away upon the banks of a small unexplored tributary of a large river that empties into the Atlantic not so far from the equator, lay a small, heavily palisaded village.
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.
On a front view it appeared to consist principally of two spheres, bearing about the same relation to each other as the earth and the moon: that is to say, the lower sphere might be said, at a rough guess, to be thirteen times larger than the upper which naturally performed the function of a mere satellite and tributary.