Words nearby river
Idioms for river
- to prison: to be sent up the river for a bank robbery.
- in prison: Thirty years up the river had made him a stranger to society.
Origin of river1
OTHER WORDS FROM riverriv·er·less, adjectiveriv·er·like, adjective
Definition for river (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for river
He observes the bodies floating away on the river, pulling on his cigarette with a sneer.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But you know, I had only one other hero in my life acting and that was River [Phoenix].Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today, the train chugs north out of Kanchanaburi over the famous bridge before it hits a spectacular bend in the river.
And then, on one recent morning, the train made a stop at a small station near an especially beautiful section of the river.
Along the river, crumbling remnants of an active trading hub are overtaken by nature.
By the river some women, no larger in appearance than little dolls, were standing and washing.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi
Crossing the river Lykus into the plain, Mithridates offered the Romans battle.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II|Aubrey Stewart & George Long
To do him justice he was a well-built lad, and those who had seen him out on the river knew he could pull a good oar.The Eight-Oared Victors|Lester Chadwick
They use these almadias for catching fish, and for transporting themselves up or down the river.
To the southeast the river Pisseck forms the outlet for one of the lakes and flows toward the Narew.
British Dictionary definitions for river
- a large natural stream of fresh water flowing along a definite course, usually into the sea, being fed by tributary streams
- (as modifier)river traffic; a river basin
- (in combination)riverside; riverbed Related adjectives: fluvial, potamic
Derived forms of riverriverless, adjective
Word Origin for river
Scientific definitions for river
Idioms and Phrases with river
see sell down the river; up the river.