Also riv·er·wards. toward a river.


facing a river.

Origin of riverward

First recorded in 1825–35; river1 + -ward
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Examples from the Web for riverward

Historical Examples of riverward

  • They crossed the riverward corner of the Square, where they had met.

    Red Fleece

    Will Levington Comfort

  • It has both a landward and a riverward front, and both alike.

    Virginia: The Old Dominion

    Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins

  • He had also under the riverward window a little table equipped with the necessary paraphernalia for mounting them.

    The Debtor

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • He had a daughter, Lillinonah, whose story is related to Lover's Leap, on the riverward side of the mountain.

  • We peer under a rocky cliff, the riverward slope of the hill which rises just outside the Flaminian Gate of Rome.

    Studies of Travel: Italy

    Edward A. Freeman