river

noun
ADJECTIVE
broad, great, large, long, mighty, wide

the mighty River Nile

The river was too wide to swim across comfortably.

major

major rivers such as the Congo

little, narrow, small
deep
shallow
high

The river is still high after the recent rain.

low
fast-flowing
raging, rushing, white-water, wild
flowing, free-flowing
lazy, slow-moving, sluggish
frozen, icy
meandering, winding
swollen

The river was swollen after the floods.

navigable

The river is navigable by vessels of up to 90 tons.

underground
coastal, mountain
freshwater
tidal
polluted
sacred

the Ganges and other sacred rivers

salmon
VERB + RIVER
cross, ford, get across

We crossed the river by boat.

How are we going to get across the river?

swim

We had to swim the river. which is deep and very rapid.

follow

I had decided to follow the river to my destination.

bridge

They've bridged the river at four points.

span

The bridge once spanned the river Serein.

dam

Wildlife groups are protesting against the proposal to dam the river.

divert

plans to divert the river further north

dredge

They're dredging the river to make it safer for larger boats.

navigate

The rocks make the river hard to navigate.

RIVER + VERB
flow, run, wind

This river flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

A river runs through the field.

The river winds its way through the hills.

rise

The river has risen with the rains.

The river rises in central Africa.

be in flood (BrE), burst its banks, flood (sth), overflow sth

The river had overflowed its banks.

dry up

This river dried up long ago.

RIVER + NOUN
bank
bed, bottom
water
level

when the river level is low

basin, channel, delta, mouth, plain, valley
system
crossing
barge, boat, steamer
traffic
cruise, trip
rock (esp. AmE)

as smooth as river rocks

city, port, town

a river town in Borneo

PREPOSITION
across a/the river

There's a bridge across the river.

along a/the river, down a/the river

We walked along the river.

They sailed down the river.

down by a/the river, down to a/the river

Let's go down to the river at sunset.

into a/the river

He dived into the river.

in a/the river

Trout live in this river.

on a/the river

There was a boat on the river.

up a/the river

We were sailing up the river.

river of (figurative)

a river of lava

PHRASES
the banks, bottom, middle, side, surface, etc. of a river, the river's edge

They were waiting for us on the other side of the river.

a bend in the river
the course of a river, the direction of a river

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  • river — [ rive ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • v. 1170; de rive « bord » 1 ♦ Attacher solidement et étroitement, au moyen de pièces de métal. ⇒ enchaîner. « C est ainsi qu ils croupissaient ensemble, rivés au même fer » (A. Daudet). ♢ Fig. Assujettir,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • River — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • River — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda River significa río en inglés. Así tenemos: Green River: río de los Estados Unidos de América Marne River: río de Australia River Trent: río del Reino Unido Esta palabra también puede referirse a: Álbumes musicales… …   Wikipedia Español

  • river — c.1300, from O.Fr. riviere, from V.L. *riparia riverbank, seashore, river (Cf. Sp. ribera, It. riviera), noun use of fem. of L. riparius of a riverbank (see RIPARIAN (Cf. riparian)). The Old English word was ea river, cognate with Goth. ahwa, L …   Etymology dictionary

  • river — river1 [riv′ər] n. [ME rivere < OFr riviere < VL riparia < L riparius: see RIPARIAN] 1. a natural stream of water larger than a creek and emptying into an ocean, a lake, or another river 2. any similar or plentiful stream or flow [a… …   English World dictionary

  • River — steht für: Fluss (englisch) in der Pokervariante Hold em die letzte Gemeinschaftskarte, siehe Community Cards #River River ist der Name folgender Personen: River Phoenix (1970–1993), US amerikanischer Schauspieler Siehe auch The River …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • river — ► NOUN 1) a large natural flow of water travelling along a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river. 2) a large quantity of a flowing substance. ● sell down the river Cf. ↑sell down the river ORIGIN Old French, from Latin riparius, from ripa… …   English terms dictionary

  • River — Riv er, v. i. To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl. [Obs.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • River A.C. — Ríver Atlético Clube River AC Club fondé le 1er …   Wikipédia en Français

  • river — RIVER. v. a. Abbatre la pointe d un clou sur l autre costé de la chose qu il perce, & l applatir en sorte que ce soit comme une autre teste. River un clou. on ne sçauroit arracher ce clou, il est rivé. On dit prov. & fig. River le clou à quelqu… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • River —   [ rɪvə] der, englisch für Fluss. * * * Ri|ver [ rɪvə] <o. Art.> [engl. river = Fluss]: Weiß mit blauem Schimmer (zur Bezeichnung der feinsten Farbqualität bei Brillanten) …   Universal-Lexikon

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