[ uhp-riv-er ]
/ ˈʌpˈrɪv ər /

adverb, adjective

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


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Origin of upriver

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; up- + river1
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British Dictionary definitions for upriver

/ (ˈʌpˈrɪvə) /

adjective, adverb

towards or near the source of a river


an area located upstream
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