upriver

[ uhp-riv-er ]

adverb, adjective
  1. in the direction of or nearer the source of a river: It's hard to paddle a canoe upriver; an upriver settlement of tribes.

Origin of upriver

1
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; up- + river1

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British Dictionary definitions for upriver

upriver

/ (ˈʌpˈrɪvə) /


adjective, adverb
  1. towards or near the source of a river

noun
  1. an area located upstream

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