Definition of rivers. Meaning of rivers. Synonyms of rivers
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Definition of rivers
RiverRiver Riv"er, n. [F. riv[`e]re a river, LL. riparia river,
bank of a river, fr. L. riparius belonging to a bank or
shore, fr. ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Cf.
1. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and
emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream;
a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.
Transparent and sparkling rivers, from which it is
delightful to drink as they flow. --Macaulay.
2. Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers
of blood; rivers of oil.
River chub (Zo["o]l.), the hornyhead and allied species of
River crab (Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water crabs of
the genus Thelphusa, as T. depressa of Southern
River dragon, a crocodile; -- applied by Milton to the king
River driver, a lumberman who drives or conducts logs down
River duck (Zo["o]l.), any species of duck belonging to
Anas, Spatula, and allied genera, in which the hind
toe is destitute of a membranous lobe, as in the mallard
and pintail; -- opposed to sea duck.
River god, a deity supposed to preside over a river as its
River herring (Zo["o]l.), an alewife.
River hog. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any species of African wild hogs of the genus
Potamoch[oe]rus. They frequent wet places along the
(b) The capybara.
River horse (Zo["o]l.), the hippopotamus.
River jack (Zo["o]l.), an African puff adder (Clotho
nasicornis) having a spine on the nose.
River limpet (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water, air-breathing
mollusk of the genus Ancylus, having a limpet-shaped
River pirate (Zo["o]l.), the pike.
River snail (Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water
gastropods of Paludina, Melontho, and allied genera.
See Pond snail, under Pond.
River tortoise (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous fresh-water
tortoises inhabiting rivers, especially those of the genus
Trionyx and allied genera. See Trionyx.
River Riv"er, n.
One who rives or splits.
River Riv"er, v. i.
To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl.
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