river

See also: River

EnglishEdit

A river

Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman rivere, from Old French riviere, from Vulgar Latin *riparia (riverbank, seashore, river), from Latin riparius (of a riverbank), from riparia (shore), from ripa (river bank), from Proto-Indo-European *rei- (to scratch, tear, cut).

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river (plural rivers)

  1. A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, ending at an ocean or in an inland sea.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      By the side of the river he trotted as one trots, when very small, by the side of a man who holds one spell-bound by exciting stories; and when tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.
    • 2013 June 29, “High and wet”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 28: 
      Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale. The early, intense onset of the monsoon on June 14th swelled rivers, washing away roads, bridges, hotels and even whole villages. Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes, burying victims under rubble and sludge.
    Occasionally rivers overflow their banks and cause floods.
  2. Any large flow of a liquid in a single body.
    a river of blood
  3. (poker) The last card dealt in a hand.
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river (third-person singular simple present rivers, present participle rivering, simple past and past participle rivered)

  1. (poker) To improve one’s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.
    Johnny rivered me by drawing that ace of spades.

Etymology 2Edit

rive +‎ -er

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river (plural rivers)

  1. One who rives or splits.

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DanishEdit

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river c

  1. plural indefinite of rive

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river

  1. present tense of rive

FrenchEdit

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river

  1. to drive/set a rivet

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LatinEdit

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rīver

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of rīvō

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river

  1. present tense of riva.
Last modified on 2 April 2014, at 02:16