noun, plural trib·u·tar·ies.
Origin of tributary
Related formstrib·u·tar·i·ly, adverbnon·trib·u·tar·y, adjectiveun·trib·u·tar·i·ly, adverbun·trib·u·tar·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for tributary
But I had to find my way into another passion, and with the art, it was a river flowing into a tributary.
The river Glen falls into the Till, which is a tributary of the Tweed.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
This caused much perturbation and confusion, so that his tributary kings, of whom there were twenty, revolted daily against him.
The brain with its tributary spinal cord and spinal-nervous system represents the Sensori-motor organism.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
This is less than the sum paid, previous to the introduction of steamboats on the Mississippi and its tributary streams.
All is tributary to the glory of the golden brown on the lighted portion of the face.Rembrandt|Mortimer Menpes