[ doun-riv-er ]
/ ˈdaʊnˈrɪv ər /

adverb, adjective

with or in the direction of the current of a river: logs floating downriver.

Origin of downriver

First recorded in 1885–90; down1 + river1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for downriver

  • He was riding with the advance of Giltner's brigade, double-quicking it downriver to Keller's Bridge.

    Ride Proud, Rebel!|Andre Alice Norton
  • And in the morning there was a cockleshell of a boat oared in by one of the men who had found it downriver.

    Ride Proud, Rebel!|Andre Alice Norton
  • Umas-kwitšit-patše and his people slept at Selye'aye-'itš-patše, downriver from them.

    Seven Mohave Myths|A. L. Kroeber
  • Then, downriver, she saw a canoe gliding over the glistening water.

    Shaman|Robert Shea