Meaning of RIVER in English

noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English ~e, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *riparia, from Latin, feminine of riparius riparian, from ripa bank, shore; perhaps akin to Greek ereipein to tear down Date: 14th century 1. a natural stream of water of usually considerable volume, watercourse , 2. something resembling a ~ , large or overwhelming quantities

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