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Definition of River
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.
Meaning of River from wikipedia
- A river
is a natural flowing
freshwater, flowing towards
an ocean, sea, lake or another river
. In some cases, a river flows
- This is a list of the longest rivers
on Earth. It includes river systems
over 1,000 kilometres
(620 mi). There
are many factors, such as the identification...
- Congo River
(Kongo: Nzâdi Kôngo, French: Congo
fleuve, Portuguese: Rio Congo), formerly
as the Zaire River
, is the second longest river
- The Colorado River
(Spanish: Río Colorado) is one of the prin****l rivers
(along with the Rio Grande) in the Southwestern United States
- The River Thames
(/tɛmz/ (listen) TEMZ), known alternatively
as the River
Isis, is a river
that flows through southern England including
- The Mississippi River
is the second-longest river
and chief river
of the second-largest drainage system
on the North American
- The Hudson River
is a 315-mile (507 km) river
to south primarily through eastern
New York in the United
States. It originates
- The Hooghly River
(Hugli; Anglicized alternatively spelled Hoogli
or Hugli) or the Bhāgirathi-Hooghly, called
the 'Ganga' or the 'Kati-Ganga' in mythological...
- The Ohio River
is a 981-mile (1,579 km) long river
in the United
States. It is located
at the boundary
of the Midwestern
and Southern United
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Suru River Satluj River
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