- a flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like: the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
- their place of junction: St. Louis is at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
- a body of water formed by the flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like.
- a coming together of people or things; concourse.
- a crowd or throng; assemblage.
Origin of confluence
Synonyms for confluenceSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for confluencejunction, assemblage, gathering, assembly, crowd, union, concurrence, host, conflux, concourse, convergence, mob, meeting, multitude
Examples from the Web for confluence
Contemporary Examples of confluence
Near the confluence of these two rivers a tiny bridge spans the gap connecting the Korengal with the Pech.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
It may have been a confluence of factors, but going bald eagle became not so much a choice as an expectation.Waxing: Damned if You Do and Damned if You Don’t: How Pubic Hair Became Political
April 10, 2014
A confluence of events so seemingly magical made for a mostly charmed film shoot.‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Star Oscar Isaac Is About to Be a Very Big Deal
December 5, 2013
In honor of the confluence of Memorial Day and Shavuot, Open Zion is taking the day off.Happy Holidays
May 28, 2012
One aspect of how bad the Middle East could get this year lies in the confluence of events in Syria and Iraq.The Revolt in Syria Could Easily Spread to Other Middle East Countries
Kenneth M. Pollack
January 31, 2012
Historical Examples of confluence
That river has a cataract or fall, at about an hundred and fifty leagues from its confluence.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
He also bewailed the fact that he had been born at what he called the confluence of Hugo and Balzac.His Masterpiece
The confluence of the Oostanaula and Etowa at this point forms the Coosa.Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi
John S. C. Abbott
His dwelling is far off, "at the confluence of the streams."
Kercha, one of the four streams forming the confluence of streams, 506.
- a merging or flowing together, esp of rivers
- a gathering together, esp of people
Word Origin and History for confluence
- A flowing or meeting together; a joining.
- A flowing together of two or more streams or two or more glaciers.
- The point of juncture of such streams or glaciers.
- The combined stream or glacier formed by this juncture.