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es·tu·ar·y

 (ĕs′cho͞o-ĕr′ē)
n. pl. es·tu·ar·ies
1. The part of the wide lower course of a river where its current is met by the tides.
2. An arm of the sea that extends inland to meet the mouth of a river.

[Latin aestuārium, from aestus, tide, surge, heat.]

es′tu·ar′i·al (-âr′ē-əl) adj.

estuary

(ˈɛstjʊərɪ)
n, pl -aries
1. (Physical Geography) the widening channel of a river where it nears the sea, with a mixing of fresh water and salt (tidal) water
2. (Physical Geography) an inlet of the sea
[C16: from Latin aestuārium marsh, channel, from aestus tide, billowing movement, related to aestās summer]
estuarial adj

es•tu•ar•y

(ˈɛs tʃuˌɛr i)

n., pl. -ar•ies.
1. that part of the mouth or lower course of a river in which the river's current meets the sea's tide.
2. an arm or inlet of the sea at the lower end of a river.
[1530–40; < Latin aestuārium inlet, estuary =aestu(s) tide, surge (literally, heat; see estival) + -ārium -ary]
es`tu•ar′i•al (-ˈɛər i əl) adj.

es·tu·ar·y

(ĕs′cho͞o-ĕr′ē)
1. The wide lower course of a river where it flows into the sea. The water in estuaries is a mixture of fresh water and salt water.
2. An arm of the sea that extends inland to meet the mouth of a river.

estuary

A broad, low, river mouth, usually where the coast has sunk or the sea level has risen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.estuary - the wide part of a river where it nears the seaestuary - the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix
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"
firth - a long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland)
river - a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek); "the river was navigable for 50 miles"

estuary

noun inlet, mouth, creek, firth, fjord naval manoeuvres in the Clyde estuary
Translations
مَصَب النَّهْر
flodmunding
ármynni, árós
žiotys
upes grīva
haliçnehir ağzı

estuary

[ˈestjʊərɪ]
A. Nestuario m, ría f
B. CPD Estuary English N (Brit) variedad de inglés que se ha puesto de moda entre los jóvenes de zonas adyacentes al estuario del Támesis, en el SE de Inglaterra

estuary

[ˈɛstʃʊri] nestuaire m

estuary

nMündung f

estuary

[ˈɛstjʊərɪ] nestuario

estuary

(ˈestjuəri) plural ˈestuaries noun
the wide lower part of a river up which the tide flows. the Thames estuary.
References in classic literature ?
The mouth of the river proper is but about half a mile wide, formed by the contracting shores of the estuary.
When I was fourteen, my head filled with the tales of the old voyagers, my vision with tropic isles and far sea-rims, I was sailing a small centreboard skiff around San Francisco Bay and on the Oakland Estuary.
Also, by going out the Transit slip, by climbing down the piles on a precarious ladder of iron spikes, and by crossing a boom of logs, she won access to the Rock Wall that extended far out into the bay and that served as a barrier between the mudflats and the tide-scoured channel of Oakland Estuary.
As soon as we entered the estuary of the Plata, the weather was very unsettled.
It lay very high upon a turfy down, and looking north-eastward before I entered it, I was surprised to see a large estuary, or even creek, where I judged Wandsworth and Battersea must once have been.
One had the sense of a backwater, or rather of an estuary, whose waters flowed in from the invisible sea, and ebbed into a profound silence while the waves without were still beating.
As often happens after a grey daybreak the sun had risen in a warm and glorious splendour above the smooth immense gleam of the enlarged estuary.
The shores of North Inlet were as thickly wooded as those of the southern anchorage, but the space was longer and narrower and more like, what in truth it was, the estuary of a river.
The spot is situated a little above the Isthmus of Suez, in the arm which formerly made a deep estuary, when the Red Sea extended to the Salt Lakes.
It was the only warship in sight, but far away to the right over the smooth surface of the sea--for that day there was a dead calm--lay a serpent of black smoke to mark the next iron- clads of the Channel Fleet, which hovered in an extended line, steam up and ready for action, across the Thames estuary during the course of the Martian conquest, vigilant and yet powerless to prevent it.
The Eighth Street Bridge, crossing an arm of San Antonio Estuary, was the length of three city blocks.
A dull scraping came from beneath, the vessel quivered and shook, at the waist, at the quarter, and behind sounded that grim roaring of the waters, and with a plunge the yellow cog was over the bar and speeding swiftly up the broad and tranquil estuary of the Gironde.

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