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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
- The Ohio River
is a 981-mile (1,579 km) long river
in the United
States. It is located
in the midwestern United
States, flowing southwesterly
- The River Thames
(/ˈtɛmz/ (listen) TEMZ), known alternatively
as the Isis, is a river
that flows through southern England including
- The Hudson River
is a 315-mile (507 km) river
to south primarily through eastern
New York in the United
States. The river
- North River
is an alternative
name for the southernmost portion
of the Hudson River
in the vicinity
of New York City and northeastern
- The Black River
is a tributary
of the Duwamish River
in King County
in the U.S. state
of Washington. It drained
Lake Washington until
1916, when the opening...
- precipitation collects
off into a common
outlet, such as into a river
, bay, or other
body of water. The drainage basin includes
all the surface...
- "At the River
" is a song by British
Armada. It was released
as a single
in 1997 on 7" vinyl, limited
to 500 copies. The song appeared
- The Colorado River
is an approximately
862-mile (1,387 km) long river
in the U.S. state
of Texas. It is the 18th longest river
in the United States
- (Hindustani: [ˈɡəŋɡaː]), is a trans-boundary river
of Asia which flows through India
and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises
in the western Himalayas
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