Results for: river
1. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography)
a. a large natural stream of fresh water flowing along a definite course, usually into the sea, being fed by tributary streams
b. (as modifier) river traffic a river basin
2. any abundant stream or flow a river of blood
sell down the river Informal to deceive or betray
[from Old French riviere, from Latin rīpārius of a river bank, from rīpa bank]
river /rvr/ n. 1 a large body of water that moves in one direction between two river banks: The Nile and the Mississippi are among the largest rivers in the world. 2 fig. a great deal of some liquid: The war caused a river of blood.