Origin of downriver

First recorded in 1885–90; down1 + river1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for downriver

Historical Examples of downriver

  • Then, downriver, she saw a canoe gliding over the glistening water.


    Robert Shea

  • 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