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Meaning of RIVER

Pronunciation:  'rivur

WordNet Dictionary

RIVER is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: Aar, Aare, Aare River, Acheron, Adige, Aire, Alabama, Alabama River, Allegheny, Allegheny River, Amazon, Amazon River, Amur, Amur River, Apalachicola, Apalachicola River, Araguaia, Araguaia River, Araguaya, Araguaya River, Aras, Arauca, Araxes, Arkansas, Arkansas River, Arno, Avon, Bighorn, Bighorn River, Brahmaputra, Brahmaputra River, Brazos, Brazos River, Canadian, Canadian River, Cape Fear River, Chao Phraya, Charles, Charles River, Chattahoochee, Chattahoochee River, Cimarron, Cimarron River, Cocytus, Colorado, Colorado River, Columbia, Columbia River, Congo, Congo River, Connecticut, Connecticut River, Cumberland, Cumberland River, Danube, Danube River, Darling, Darling River, Delaware, Delaware River, Demerara, Detroit River, Dnieper, Dnieper River, Don, Don River, Ebro, Ebro River, Elbe, Elbe River, Elizabeth River, estuary, Euphrates, Euphrates River, Flint, Flint River, Gan Jiang, Ganges, Ganges River, Garonne, Garonne River, Gila, Gila River, Green, Green River, Heilong Jiang, Housatonic, Housatonic River, Huang He, Hwang Ho, Jordan, Jordan River, Kan River, River Acheron, River Adige, River Aire, River Arno, River Cocytus, stream, Upper Avon, water system, watercourse, Yellow River



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Riv"er\, n.
    One who rives or splits.
  2. \Riv"er\, n. [F. riv[`e]re a river, LL. riparia river,
    bank of a river, fr. L. riparius belonging to a bank or
    shore, fr. ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Cf.
    {Arrive}, {Riparian}.]
    1. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and
       emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream;
       a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.
             Transparent and sparkling rivers, from which it is
             delightful to drink as they flow.     --Macaulay.
    2. Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers
       of blood; rivers of oil.
    {River chub} (Zo["o]l.), the hornyhead and allied species of
       fresh-water fishes.
    {River crab} (Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water crabs of
       the genus {Thelphusa}, as {T. depressa} of Southern
    {River dragon}, a crocodile; -- applied by Milton to the king
       of Egypt.
    {River driver}, a lumberman who drives or conducts logs down
       rivers. --Bartlett.
    {River duck} (Zo["o]l.), any species of duck belonging to
       {Anas}, {Spatula}, and allied genera, in which the hind
       toe is destitute of a membranous lobe, as in the mallard
       and pintail; -- opposed to sea duck.
    {River god}, a deity supposed to preside over a river as its
       tutelary divinity.
    {River herring} (Zo["o]l.), an alewife.
    {River hog}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) Any species of African wild hogs of the genus
           {Potamoch[oe]rus}. They frequent wet places along the
       (b) The capybara.
    {River horse} (Zo["o]l.), the hippopotamus.
    {River jack} (Zo["o]l.), an African puff adder ({Clotho
       nasicornis}) having a spine on the nose.
    {River limpet} (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water, air-breathing
       mollusk of the genus {Ancylus}, having a limpet-shaped
    {River pirate} (Zo["o]l.), the pike.
    {River snail} (Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water
       gastropods of {Paludina}, {Melontho}, and allied genera.
       See {Pond snail}, under {Pond}.
    {River tortoise} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous fresh-water
       tortoises inhabiting rivers, especially those of the genus
       {Trionyx} and allied genera. See {Trionyx}.
  3. \Riv"er\, v. i.
    To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl.
    [Obs.] --Halliwell.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a clear, calm-flowing river in your dream means that you are allowing your life to float away and it is time that you take a more decisive hand in directing your life. A river also symbolizes joyful pleasures, peace and prosperity. Seeing a raging river means that your life is feeling out of control. Seeing a muddy and/or raging river means tumultuous times and jealousy in your life. Seeing empty rivers in your dream, forewarns of sickness and unexpected bad luck.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A large stream, usually active when any streams are flowing in the region.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. 'aphik, properly the channel or ravine that holds water (2 Sam. 22:16), translated "brook," "river," "stream," but not necessarily a perennial stream (Ezek. 6:3; 31:12; 32:6; 34:13).

(2.) Heb. nahal, in winter a "torrent," in summer a "wady" or valley (Gen. 32:23; Deut. 2:24; 3:16; Isa. 30:28; Lam. 2:18; Ezek. 47:9).

These winter torrents sometimes come down with great suddenness and with desolating force. A distinguished traveller thus describes his experience in this matter:, "I was encamped in Wady Feiran, near the base of Jebel Serbal, when a tremendous thunderstorm burst upon us. After little more than an hour's rain, the water rose so rapidly in the previously dry wady that I had to run for my life, and with great difficulty succeeded in saving my tent and goods; my boots, which I had not time to pick up, were washed away. In less than two hours a dry desert wady upwards of 300 yards broad was turned into a foaming torrent from 8 to 10 feet deep, roaring and tearing down and bearing everything upon it, tangled masses of tamarisks, hundreds of beautiful palmtrees, scores of sheep and goats, camels and donkeys, and even men, women, and children, for a whole encampment of Arabs was washed away a few miles above me. The storm commenced at five in the evening; at half-past nine the waters were rapidly subsiding, and it was evident that the flood had spent its force." (Comp. Matt. 7:27; Luke 6:49.)

(3.) Nahar, a "river" continuous and full, a perennial stream, as the Jordan, the Euphrates (Gen. 2:10; 15:18; Deut. 1:7; Ps. 66:6; Ezek. 10:15).

(4.) Tel'alah, a conduit, or water-course (1 Kings 18:32; 2 Kings 18:17; 20:20; Job 38:25; Ezek. 31:4).

(5.) Peleg, properly "waters divided", i.e., streams divided, throughout the land (Ps. 1:3); "the rivers [i.e., 'divisions'] of waters" (Job 20:17; 29:6; Prov. 5:16).

(6.) Ye'or, i.e., "great river", probably from an Egyptian word (Aur), commonly applied to the Nile (Gen. 41:1-3), but also to other rivers (Job 28:10; Isa. 33:21).

(7.) Yubhal, "a river" (Jer. 17:8), a full flowing stream.

(8.) 'Ubhal, "a river" (Dan. 8:2).