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riv·er

 (rĭv′ər)
n.
1. Abbr. R. A large natural stream of water emptying into an ocean, lake, or other body of water and usually fed along its course by converging tributaries.
2. A stream or abundant flow: a river of tears.
3. The fifth and last of the community cards in various poker games, especially Texas hold'em.
tr.v. riv·ered, riv·er·ing, riv·ers
To win a hand in poker by beating (someone) on the basis of the last community card that is turned up.
Idiom:
up the river Slang
In or into prison.

[Middle English rivere, from Anglo-Norman, from Vulgar Latin *rīpāria, from Latin, feminine of rīpārius, of a bank, from rīpa, bank.]

river

(ˈrɪvə)
n
1. (Physical Geography)
a. a large natural stream of fresh water flowing along a definite course, usually into the sea, being fed by tributary streams
b. (as modifier): river traffic; a river basin.
c. (in combination): riverside; riverbed. fluvialpotamic
2. any abundant stream or flow: a river of blood.
3. sell down the river informal to deceive or betray
4. (Card Games) the river poker slang the fifth and final community card to be dealt in a round of Texas hold 'em
[C13: from Old French riviere, from Latin rīpārius of a river bank, from rīpa bank]
ˈriverless adj

riv•er1

(ˈrɪv ər)

n.
1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels.
2. a similar stream of something else: a river of lava.
3. any abundant stream or copious flow; outpouring: rivers of tears.
4. (cap.) Astron. the constellation Eridanus.
Idioms:
1. sell down the river, to betray.
2. up the river, Slang. to or in prison.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French rivere, Old French riviere land along a coast or river, river < Vulgar Latin *(terra) rīpāria riparian land]
riv′er•less, adj.
riv′er•like`, adj.

riv•er2

(ˈraɪ vər)

n.
a person who rives.
[1475–85]

riv·er

(rĭv′ər)
A large, natural stream of fresh water that flows into an ocean, a lake, or another body of water, usually fed by smaller streams that flow into it.

River

 an abundant flow of water or other liquid.
Examples: river of bood, 1588; of fire, 1767; of mist, 1855; of oil, 1382; of thy pleasure, 1538; of socialism, 1892; of talk; of tears; of water, 1611; of waters of life, 1526.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.river - a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)river - a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek); "the river was navigable for 50 miles"
bend, curve - curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
frontage - the extent of land abutting on a street or water
confluence, meeting - a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers); "Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers"
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
channel - a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels; "the ship went aground in the channel"
estuary - the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix
rapid - a part of a river where the current is very fast
shore - the land along the edge of a body of water
stream, watercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
waterfall, falls - a steep descent of the water of a river
water system - a river and all of its tributaries
rejuvenate - cause (a stream or river) to erode, as by an uplift of the land

river

noun
1. stream, brook, creek, beck, waterway, tributary, rivulet, watercourse, burn (Scot.) boating on the river
2. flow, wave, rush, flood, spate, torrent, deluge a river of lava was flowing down the mountainside towards the village
sell someone down the river give up, betray, sell out (informal), deliver up, surrender He has been sold down the river by his colleagues
Related words
adjectives fluvial, potamic

Rivers

Adige, Ain, Aire, Aisne, Alabama, Albany, Aldan, Allier, Amazon, Amu Darya, Amur, Anadyr, Anderson, Angara, Apure, Apurimac, Araguaia, Aras, Arkansas, Arno, Aruwimi, Assiniboine, Atbara, Athabaska, Aube, Avon, Back, Barrow, Beni, Benue, Berezina, Bermejo, Bío-Bío, Black Volta, Blue Nile, Bomu, Boyne, Brahmaputra, Bug, Cam, Canadian, Caquetá, Cauca, Cauvery or Kaveri, Chagres, Chao Phraya, Charente, Chari or Shari, Chenab, Cher, Chindwin, Churchill, Clutha, Clyde, Colorado, Columbia, Congo, Connecticut, Cooper's Creek, Courantyne, Cuiaba, Damodar, Danube, Darling, Dee, Delaware, Demerara, Derwent, Des Moines, Detroit, Dnieper, Dniester, Don, Donets, Dordogne, Doubs, Douro, Drava or Drave, Drin, Durance, Dvina, Ebro, Elbe, Ems, Erne, Essequibo, Euphrates, Fly, Forth, Fraser, Ganges, Garonne, Glomma, Godavari, Gogra, Göta, Granta, Green, Guadalquivir, Guadiana, Guaporé, Han, Havel, Helmand, Hooghly, Hudson, Iguaçú or Iguassú, IJssel or Yssel, Illinois, Indus, Inn, Irrawaddy, Irtysh or Irtish, Isar, Isère, Isis, Japurá, Javari, Jhelum, Jordan, Juba, Jumna, Juruá, Kabul, Kagera, Kama, Kasai, Kentucky, Kizil Irmak, Klondike, Kolyma, Komati, Kootenay or Kootenai, Krishna, Kuban, Kura, Kuskokwim, Lachlan, Lech, Lee, Lena, Liao, Liard, Liffey, Limpopo, Lippe, Little Bighorn, Loire, Lot, Lualaba, Mackenzie, Macquarie, Madeira, Madre de Dios, Magdalena, Mahanadi, Main, Mamoré, Marañón, Maritsa, Marne, Medway, Mekong, Menderes, Mersey, Meta, Meuse, Minnesota, Miño, Mississippi, Missouri, Mohawk, Molopo, Monongahela, Morava, Moselle, Moskva, Murray, Murrumbidgee, Narmada, Neckar, Negro, Neisse, Nelson, Neman or Nyeman, Neva, Niagara, Niger, Nile, Ob, Oder, Ogooué or Ogowe, Ohio, Oise, Okanagan, Okavango, Orange, Ord, Orinoco, Orontes, Ottawa, Ouachita or Washita, Ouse, Paraguay, Paraíba, Paraná, Parnaíba or Parnahiba, Peace, Pearl, Pechora, Pecos, Piave, Pilcomayo, Plate, Po, Potomac, Pripet, Prut, Purús, Putamayo, Red, Rhine or Rhein, Rhône, Ribble, Richelieu, Rio Branco, Rio Grande, Rubicon, Saar, Sacramento, Safid Rud, Saguenay, Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint Lawrence, Salado, Salambria, Salween, Sambre, San, Santee, Saône, Saskatchewan, Sava or Save, Savannah, Scheldt, Seine, Severn, Shannon, Shatt-al-Arab, Shiré, Siret, Skien, Slave, Snake, Snowy, Somme, Songhua, Spey, Struma, Susquehanna, Sutlej, Suwannee or Swanee, Swan, Swat, Syr Darya, Tagus, Tana, Tanana, Tapajós, Tarim, Tarn, Tarsus, Tay, Tees, Tennessee, Thames, Tiber, Ticino, Tigris, Tisza, Tobol, Tocantins, Trent, Tugela, Tunguska, Tweed, Tyne, Ubangi, Ucayali, Uele, Ural, Usk, Ussuri, Vaal, Var, Vardar, Vienne, Vistula, Vltava, Volga, Volta, Volturno, Waal, Wabash, Waikato, Warta, Wear, Weser, White Volta, Wisconsin, Xi, Hsi, or Si, Xiang, Hsiang, or Siang, Xingú, Wye, Yalu, Yangtze, Yaqui, Yarra, Yellow, Yellowstone, Yenisei, Yonne, Yser, Yüan or Yüen, Yukon, Zambezi or Zambese, Zhu Jiang
Translations
řekaříčnípotok
flodflod-
rivero
jõgi
jokirivervirta
rijeka
folyó
fljótá
upėupės vaga
upe
riečnyrieka
reka
flodälv
แม่น้ำ
dòng sông

river

[ˈrɪvəʳ]
A. Nrío m
up/down riverrío arriba/abajo
up river from Toledoaguas arriba de Toledo
to sell sb down the rivertraicionar a algn
B. CPD river basin Ncuenca f de río
river fish Npez m de río
river fishing Npesca f de río
river mouth Ndesembocadura f del río
river police Nbrigada f fluvial
river traffic Ntráfico m fluvial

river

[ˈrɪvər]
n
(= waterway) (gen)rivière f; (flowing into the sea)fleuve m
The river runs alongside the canal → La rivière longe le canal.
the rivers of France → les rivières de France
the River Seine, the river Seine → la Seine down-river, up-river
[blood, mud, lava] → rivière f
modif [port, traffic] → fluvial(e); [delta, estuary, mouth, valley] → d'un fleuve, du fleuve; [cruise, trip] → sur une rivière, sur un fleuve
a river delta → le delta d'un fleuve, le delta du fleuve
the river mouth → l'embouchure d'un fleuve, l'embouchure du fleuveriver bank riverbank [ˈrɪvərbæŋk] nrive f, berge friver basin nbassin m fluvialriver bed riverbed [ˈrɪvərbɛd] n (gen)lit m (de rivière); (of river flowing into sea)lit m (de fleuve)

river

nFluss m; (major) → Strom m; down riverfluss-/stromabwärts; up riverfluss-/stromaufwärts; the river Rhine (Brit) the Rhine river (US) → der Rhein; rivers of blood/lavaBlut-/Lavaströme pl ? sell

river

in cpdsFluss-;
river basin
nFlussbecken nt
riverbed
nFlussbett nt
riverboat
nAusflugsschiff nt
river fish
nFlussfisch m
river fishing
nFlussangeln nt
river head
nFlussquelle f

river

:
river mouth
river navigation
nFlussschifffahrt f
river police
nWasserschutzpolizei f
riverside
nFlussufer nt; on/by the riveram Fluss
adjam Fluss(ufer)
river traffic
nFlussschiffahrt f

river

[ˈrɪvəʳ]
1. nfiume m
up/down river → a monte/valle
the River Thames → il Tamigi
2. adj (port, police, basin, traffic) → fluviale

river

(ˈrivə) noun
a large stream of water flowing across country. The Thames is a river; the river Thames; the Hudson River; (also adjective) a river animal.
ˈriver-bed noun
the ground over which a river runs.
ˈriverside noun
the ground along or near the side of a river. He has a bungalow on the riverside.

river

نَهْر řeka flod Fluss ποταμός río joki fleuve rijeka fiume rivier elv rzeka rio река flod แม่น้ำ nehir dòng sông 河流
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