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River appears in the following tongue twister:

  • The crow flew over the river with a lump of raw liver.

The word river is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun river

What does river mean as a name of something?

River is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: rivers

  1. a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
    • example: the river was navigable for 50 miles
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: stream / watercourse = a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    • instances:
      • Aare River / Aare / Aar = a river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine
      • River Acheron / Acheron = a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon
      • River Adige / Adige = a river in northern Italy that flows southeast into the Adriatic Sea
      • Aire River / River Aire / Aire = a river in northern England that flows southeast through West Yorkshire
      • Alabama River / Alabama = a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery
      • Allegheny River / Allegheny = a river that rises in Pennsylvania and flows north into New York and then back south through Pennsylvania again to join the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh which is the beginning of the Ohio River
      • Amazon River / Amazon = a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic
      • Heilong Jiang / Amur River / Heilong / Amur = an Asian river between China and Russia
      • Upper Tunguska / Angara River / Tunguska / Angara = a river in southeastern Siberia that flows northwest from Lake Baikal to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
      • Apalachicola River / Apalachicola = a river in northwestern Florida formed by the confluence of the Chattahoochee River and the Flint River at the Florida border
      • Araguaia River / Araguaya River / Araguaia / Araguaya = a river in central Brazil that flows generally northward (with many falls) to join the Tocantins River
      • Araxes / Aras = a river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea
      • Arauca = a river that rises in northern Colombia and flows generally eastward to the Orinoco in central Venezuela
      • Argun River / Ergun He / Argun = a river in eastern Asia that arises in China and flows northeast along the border between China and Russia to become a tributary of the Amur River
      • Arkansas River / Arkansas = a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
      • Arno River / River Arno / Arno = a river in central Italy rising in the Apennines and flowing through Florence and Pisa to the Ligurian Sea
      • Upper Avon River / River Avon / Upper Avon / Avon = a river in central England that flows through Stratford-on-Avon and empties into the Severn
      • River Avon / Avon = a river in southwestern England rising in Gloucestershire and flowing through Bristol to empty into the estuary of the Severn
      • Bighorn River / Bighorn = a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana
      • Big Sioux River = a river that rises in northeastern South Dakota and flows southward to join the Missouri River at Sioux City, Iowa
      • Brahmaputra River / Brahmaputra = an Asian river
      • Brazos River / Brazos = a river that rises in Mexico and flows across Texas into the Gulf of Mexico
      • Caloosahatchee River / Caloosahatchee = a river in southern Florida that flows westerly to the Gulf of Mexico
      • Cam River / River Cam / Cam = a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
      • Canadian River / Canadian = a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma
      • Cape Fear River = a river in North Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Fear
      • Chao Phraya = a river in Thailand formed by the confluence of the Nan and Ping Rivers
      • Charles River / Charles = a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston
      • Chattahoochee River / Chattahoochee = a river rising in northern Georgia and flowing southwest and south to join the Flint River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River
      • Cimarron River / Cimarron = a river that rises in northeastern New Mexico and flows eastward into Oklahoma where it becomes a tributary of the Arkansas River
      • Clinch River = a river that rises in southwestern Virginia and flows generally southwestward across eastern Tennessee to the Tennessee River
      • Clyde = a river in western Scotland that flows from the southern uplands into the Firth of Clyde
      • River Cocytus / Cocytus = a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron
      • Colorado River / Colorado = an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California
      • Colorado River / Colorado = a river in Texas
      • Columbia River / Columbia = a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific
      • Congo River / Zaire River / Congo = a major African river
      • Connecticut River / Connecticut = a river in the northeastern United States
      • Coosa River / Coosa = river that rises in northwestern Georgia and flows southwest through eastern Alabama to join the Tallapoosa River near Montgomery and form the Alabama River
      • Cumberland River / Cumberland = a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky
      • Danube River / Danube / Danau = the 2nd longest European river
      • Darling River / Darling = an Australian river
      • Delaware River / Delaware = a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay
      • Demerara = a river in northern Guyana that flows northward into the Atlantic
      • Detroit River = a short river flowing from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie along the border between the United States and Canada
      • Dnieper River / Dnieper = a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea
      • Don River / Don = a European river in southwestern Russia
      • Ebro River / Ebro = a river in northeastern Spain
      • Elbe River / Elbe = a river in central Europe that arises in northwestern Czechoslovakia and flows northward through Germany to empty into the North Sea
      • Elizabeth River = a short river in southeastern Virginia flowing between Norfolk and Portsmouth into Hampton Roads
      • Euphrates River / Euphrates = a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf
      • Flint River / Flint = a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River
      • Forth River / Forth = a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
      • Fox River = a river in Wisconsin that flows into Lake Michigan
      • Ganges River / Ganges = an Asian river; rises in the Himalayas and flows east into the Bay of Bengal
      • Gan Jiang / Kan River = a river in southeastern China that flows generally north into the Chang Jiang to the north of Nanchang
      • Garonne River / Garonne = a river that rises in the Pyrenees and flows northwest to the Bay of Biscay
      • Gila River / Gila = a river that rises in western New Mexico and flows westward through southern Arizona to become a tributary of the Colorado River
      • Grand River = a river in southern Michigan that flows northwest to empty into Lake Michigan
      • Green River / Green = a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
      • Housatonic River / Housatonic = a river that rises in western Massachusetts and flows south through Connecticut to empty into Long Island Sound
      • Yellow River / Huang He / Hwang Ho = a major river of Asia in northern China; flows generally eastward into the Yellow Sea
      • Hudson River / Hudson = a New York river; flows southward into New York Bay
      • IJssel river / IJssel = a river in the central Netherlands flowing north to the IJsselmeer
      • Illinois River = a river in Illinois that flows southwest to the Mississippi River
      • Indigirka River / Indigirka = a river in far eastern Siberia that flows generally northward to the Arctic Ocean
      • Indus River / Indus = an Asian river that rises in Tibet and flows through northern India and then southwest through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea
      • Irrawaddy River / Irrawaddy = the main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman Sea
      • Irtish River / Irtysh River / Irtish / Irtysh = an Asian river that rises in the Altai Mountains in northern China and flows generally northwest to become a tributary of the Ob River
      • Isere River / Isere = a river in southeastern France
      • James River / James = a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri
      • James River / James = a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads
      • Jordan River / Jordan = a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea
      • Kanawha River / Kanawha = a tributary of the Ohio River in West Virginia
      • Kansas River / Kaw River / Kansas = a river in northeastern Kansas
      • Kasai River / River Kasai / Kasai = a river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo
      • Kissimmee River / Kissimmee = a river of central Florida that flows southward to Lake Okeechobee
      • Klamath River / Klamath = a river flowing southwest from Oregon through northern California to the Pacific Ocean
      • Kura River / Kura = a river in western Asia
      • Lehigh River = a river in eastern Pennsylvania that flows southeast into the Delaware River
      • Lena River / Lena = a Russian river in Siberia
      • River Lethe / Lethe = a river in Hades
      • Crocodile River / Limpopo = an African river
      • Little Bighorn River / Little Bighorn / Little Horn = a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana
      • Little Missouri River / Little Missouri = a river that rises in northeastern Wyoming and flows through Montana and South Dakota to join the Missouri River in North Dakota
      • Little Sioux River = a river that rises in southwestern Minnesota and flows southwestward to the Missouri River in western Iowa
      • Little Wabash River / Little Wabash = a river in eastern Illinois that flows southeastward to the Wabash River
      • Loire River / Loire = the longest French river
      • Mackenzie River / Mackenzie = a Canadian river
      • Madeira River / Madeira = a Brazilian river
      • Magdalena River / Magdalena = a river that rises in the Andes mountains in southwestern Colombia and flows generally northward to empty into the Caribbean Sea at Barranquilla
      • Mekong River / Mekong = an Asian river
      • Merrimack River / Merrimack = a river that rises in south central New Hampshire and flows through Concord and Manchester into Massachusetts and empties into the Atlantic Ocean
      • Meuse River / Meuse = a European river
      • Milk River / Milk = a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
      • Mississippi River / Mississippi = a major North American river and the chief river of the United States
      • Missouri River / Missouri = the longest river in the United States
      • Mobile River / Mobile = a river in southwestern Alabama
      • Mohawk River = a river of central New York that flows southeastward to the Hudson River
      • Monongahela River / Monongahela = a river that rises in northern West Virginia and flows north into Pennsylvania where it joins the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River
      • Moreau River = a river that rises in western South Dakota and flows eastward to the Missouri River
      • Murray River / Murray = a southeast Australian river
      • Murrumbidgee River / Murrumbidgee = a river of southeastern Australia
      • Namoi River / Namoi = a river in southeastern Australia that flows generally northwest to join the Darling River
      • Nan River / Nan = a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya
      • Neckar River / Neckar = a river in Germany
      • Neosho River / Neosho = a river that rises in eastern Kansas and flows eastward into Oklahoma to become a tributary of the Arkansas River
      • Neva River / Neva = a river in northwestern Russia flowing generally west into the Gulf of Finland
      • New River = a river in the southeastern United States that flows northward from North Carolina to West Virginia where it empties into the Kanawha River
      • Niagara River / Niagara = a river flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario
      • Niger River / Niger = an African river
      • Nile River / Nile = the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean
      • Niobrara River / Niobrara = a tributary of the Missouri River
      • North Platte River / North Platte = a river that rises in northern Colorado and flows northward into Wyoming and then eastward and southeastward through Nebraska where it joins the South Platte to form the Platte River
      • Ob River / Ob = a major river of western Siberia
      • Oder River / Oder = a European river
      • Ohio River / Ohio = a river that is formed in western Pennsylvania and flows westward to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
      • Orange River / Orange = a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean
      • Orinoco River / Orinoco = a South American river 1,500 miles long
      • Osage River / Osage = a river in Missouri that is a tributary of the Missouri River
      • Ottawa river / Outaouais / Ottawa = a river in southeastern Canada that flows along the boundary between Quebec and Ontario to the Saint Lawrence River near Montreal
      • Ouachita River / Ouachita = a river that rises in western Arkansas and flows southeast into eastern Louisiana to become a tributary of the Red River
      • Ouse River / Ouse = a river in northeastern England that flows generally southeastward to join the Trent River and form the Humber
      • Parana River / Parana = a South American river
      • Parnahiba / Parnaiba = a river in northeastern Brazil that flows generally northward to the Atlantic Ocean
      • Pearl River = a river in Mississippi that flows southward to the Gulf of Mexico
      • Pecos River / Pecos = a tributary of the Rio Grande that flows southeastward from New Mexico through western Texas
      • Pee Dee River / Pee Dee = a river that flows through central North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean
      • Penobscot River / Penobscot = a river in central Maine flowing into Penobscot Bay
      • Ping River / Ping = a river in western Thailand
      • Platte River / Platte = a river in Nebraska that flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
      • Po River / Po = a European river
      • Potomac River / Potomac = a river in the east central United States
      • Purus River / Purus = a Brazilian river
      • Rappahannock River / Rappahannock = a river that flows across eastern Virginia into the Tidewater region
      • Red River / Red = a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
      • Republican River / Republican = a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas
      • Rhine River / Rhein / Rhine = a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world
      • Rhone River / Rhone = a major French river
      • Rio Grande / Rio Bravo = a North American river; boundary between the United States and Mexico
      • Ruhr River / Ruhr = a tributary of the Rhine
      • Russian River = a river in northern California
      • Saale River / Saale = a river that rises in central Germany and flows north to join the Elbe River
      • Sabine River / Sabine = a river in eastern Texas that flows south into the Gulf of Mexico
      • Sacramento River = a river in northern California rising near Mount Shasta and flowing south to the San Francisco Bay
      • Saint Francis River / St. Francis River / Saint Francis / St. Francis = a tributary of the Mississippi River that rises in Missouri and flows southeastward through Arkansas
      • Saint John River / St. John River / Saint John / St. John = a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
      • Saint Johns River / St. Johns River / Saint Johns / St. Johns = a river in northeastern Florida that flows northward to Jacksonville and then eastward to empty into the Atlantic Ocean
      • Saint Lawrence River / St. Lawrence River / Saint Lawrence / St. Lawrence = a North American river
      • Salmon River / Salmon = a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho
      • Sambre River / Sambre = a river in western Europe that rises in northern France and flows generally east into Belgium where it joins the Meuse at Namur
      • San Joaquin River = a river in central California that rises in the Sierra Nevada and flows northwest to form a large delta with the Sacramento River
      • Sao Francisco = a river in eastern Brazil flowing into the Atlantic Ocean
      • Saone River / Saone = a river in eastern France
      • Savannah River / Savannah = a river in South Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic
      • Scheldt River / Scheldt = a river that rises in France and flows northeast across Belgium and empties into the North Sea
      • Seine River / Seine = a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel
      • River Severn / Severn River / Severn = a river in England and Wales flowing into the Bristol Channel
      • Severn River / Severn = a river in Ontario that flows northeast into Hudson Bay
      • Seyhan River / Seyhan = a Turkish river flowing south southwest into the Mediterranean
      • Chari River / Shari River / Chari / Shari = an African river that flows northwest into Lake Chad
      • Shenandoah River = a river of northern Virginia that empties into the Potomac at Harpers Ferry
      • Snake River / Snake = a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward
      • South Platte River / South Platte = a tributary of the Platte River
      • River Styx / Styx = a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls
      • Sun River = a river in western Montana that flows south and east to join the Missouri River
      • Suriname River / Surinam River = a river in Suriname that flows northward to the Atlantic
      • Susquehanna River / Susquehanna = a river in the northeastern United States that rises in New York and flows southward through Pennsylvania and Maryland into Chesapeake Bay
      • Tagus River / Tagus = a European river
      • Tallapoosa River / Tallapoosa = river that rises in northwestern Georgia and flows southwest through central Alabama to join the Coosa River near Montgomery and form the Alabama River
      • Tennessee River / Tennessee = a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville
      • River Thames / Thames River / Thames = the longest river in England
      • Tevere / Tiber = a river of central Italy
      • Tigris River / Tigris = an Asian river
      • Tocantins River / Tocantins = a river in eastern Brazil that flows generally north to the Para River
      • Tombigbee River / Tombigbee = a river that rises in northeastern Mississippi and flows southward through western Alabama to join the Alabama River and form the Mobile River
      • River Trent / Trent River / Trent = a river in central England that flows generally northeastward to join with the Ouse River and form the Humber
      • Trinity River = a river in eastern Texas that is formed near Dallas and flows generally southeastward to Galveston Bay
      • Lower Tunguska / Tunguska = a river that arises to the north of Lake Baikal and flows north and west to the Yenisei River
      • Stony Tunguska / Tunguska = a river in Siberia that flows northwest to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
      • River Tyne / Tyne River / Tyne = a river in northern England that flows east to the North Sea
      • Uruguay River = a South American river that arises in southern Brazil and flows south to the Rio de la Plata
      • Vetluga River / Vetluga = a river in central Russia
      • Vistula River / Vistula = a European river
      • Volga River / Volga = a Russian river; the longest river in Europe
      • Volkhov River / Volkhov = a river in northwestern Russia flowing generally north into Lake Ladoga
      • Volta = a river in Ghana that flows south to the Bight of Benin
      • Wabash River / Wabash = a tributary of the Ohio River that rises in western Ohio and flows southwestward across Indiana
      • Weser River / Weser = a river in northwestern Germany that flows northward to the North Sea near Bremerhaven
      • White River / White = a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
      • Willamette River / Willamette = a river in western Oregon that flows north into the Columbia River near Portland
      • Wisconsin River / Wisconsin = a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin
      • Yalu River / Yalu = river in eastern Asia
      • Yangtze Kiang / Yangtze River / Chang Jiang / Changjiang / Yangtze / Chang = the longest river of Asia
      • Yazoo River / Yazoo = a river that rises in west central Mississippi and flows southwest to empty into the Mississippi River above Vicksburg
      • Yellowstone River / Yellowstone = a tributary of the Missouri River that flows through the Yellowstone National Park
      • Yenisei River / Yenisey River / Yenisei / Yenisey = a Russian river in Siberia
      • Yukon River / Yukon = a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea
      • Zambezi River / Zambezi = an African river
      • Canton River / Pearl River / Chu Kiang / Zhu Jiang = a river in southeast China that flows into the South China Sea
    • part of: water system = a river and all of its tributaries
    • parts:
      • estuary = the wide part of a river where it nears the sea
      • rapid = a part of a river where the current is very fast
      • waterfall / falls = a steep descent of the water of a river

Alternative definition of the noun river


  1. A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, ending at an ocean or in an inland sea. Occasionally rivers overflow their banks and cause floods.
  2. Any large flow of a liquid in a single body (e.g., 'a river of blood').
  3. [poker] The last card dealt in a hand.

Definition of the verb river

What does river mean as a doing word?


  1. [poker] To improve one’s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.


  1. River a.k.a. River Phoenix: River Jude Phoenix was an American actor, musician and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Summer Phoenix and Liberty Phoenix. Phoenix's work encompassed 24 films and television appearances, including the science fiction adventure film Explorers, the coming-of-age film Stand by Me, the action sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and the independent adult drama My Own Private Idaho. Phoenix's rise to fame led to his status as a "teen sensation".
  2. River a.k.a. Rio Ahn is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Max River, Mon River, Hana River, W.L. River, River Daddo, River James, River Stone, Emilio River, Falcon River, Jordan River and many others.


  1. river is a musical group.
  2. River is a musical group.
  3. River is a musical group.
    • album: "Road to Redemption"

There are other groups with in their name, like Mad River, Sun River, Dead River, Dust River, Fall River, River Road, River Styx, With River, Black River, Misty River, Pearl River, Steel River, Stone River, River People, Dry The River, Frazier River, The Red River, Okkervil River, Slobodan River and Deep River Boys.


River a.k.a. River Tam is a fictional character from the 2005 film Serenity.


  1. River is a British drama television series that is set to first broadcast on BBC One in 2015. The six-part series was created and written by Abi Morgan.
  2. "River" a.k.a. "The River" is a 1997 Taiwanese film directed by Tsai Ming-liang and starring Lee Kang-sheng, Miao Tien, and Lu Yi-ching. The plot centers on a family who has to deal with the son's neck pain. It has been called Tsai's "bleakest film.
  3. "River" is a 2011 Japanese drama film based on the 2008 Akihabara massacre incident. The film is written and directed by Ryūichi Hiroki. The film stars actress Misako Renbutsu, who will play the role of a person who lost her love interest in the attacks.
  4. "River" is a 2013 documentary film directed by Bill Ross IV.
  5. "River": The story of Stan and Roz, two artistic souls who meet and immediately share a powerful connection. Together they explore their city, their dreams, and each other.
    • country: Canada
    • language: English Language
    • director: Mark Wihak
    • genre: Drama
    • released in (8 years ago)
  6. "River" is a film, directed by Ikurou.
    • country: Japan
    • language: Japanese Language
    • genres: Family, Drama
    • released in (4 years ago)
  7. "River" a.k.a. "Rio" is a 2012 short film written and directed by Nicolas Serrano.
    • read more about Rio
  8. "River" is a 2012 short, documentary film directed by Wes Forslund-mooers.
  9. "River" is a film.
    • country: Japan
    • genre: Japanese Movies


  1. "River" is a song by Joni Mitchell, from her 1971 album Blue. Although never released as a single, it has become one of Mitchell's most famous songs.
  2. "River" is the 14th major single by the Japanese idol group AKB48, released on October 21, 2009. It was the first AKB48's single to top the Oricon weekly singles chart, having sold 179,000 copies in its first week. Thus it became the group's best selling single, beating "Namida Surprise!", which by then had sold 144,000 copies in 18 weeks.
  3. "River" is a composition.
  4. "River" is a 2009 single album by AKB48.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  5. "River" is a 2013 single album by JKT48.
  6. "river" is a composition.
    • music and lyrics by Aska
  7. "River" is the fourth studio album by former Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin.
  8. "River" is a musical single of Glee Cast.
    • released on
  9. "River" is an album by Michael Hunter, released in 1994. Michael Hunter is an engineer for Marillion, and was an assistant engineer on Marillion's Brave album. River is an album of ambient and instrumental music, composed and performed by Michael Hunter. It includes musical themes and effects from Marillion's pre 1994 albums. The music was originally played to create an ambient atmosphere that would lead to the performance of Marillion's Brave album. The fans liked the music, and Marillion decided to release it on CD.
    • released in (20 years ago)


  1. River is a village and civil parish in Kent, England, United Kingdom, situated between the historic town of Dover and the neighbouring village of Temple Ewell. "Village" is a somewhat loose term for River; it is a community of several thousand and is probably more usefully regarded as a suburb of Dover. After a period of rapid housing development in the 1960s and 1970s, the size and population of River has largely stabilised in recent decades, and little new development is now seen. This is partly because River lies in a steep chalk valley which affords little scope for further expansion. However, it is also true that the Dover area is historically not in the vanguard of high economic growth, being tied almost exclusively to the cross-channel port and various support industries, which have witnessed a gradual decline since the opening of the Channel Tunnel. In transport terms River is well connected, being close to the A2 and A20 trunk routes, having a railway station at Kearsney with direct services to London, and of course being only 3 miles from the Port of Dover itself.
  2. River ward is a political division returning three Councillors to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Elected representation is by Inder Singh Jamu, Liam Smith, and Patricia Twomey, all of the Labour Party.

There are other places with in their name, like Li River, Ob River, Xi River, Big River, Bow River, Boy River, Cam River, Dan River, Don River, Elk River, Fox River, Hai River, Han River, Haw River, Hay River, Ili River, Kan River, Keg River, Kok River and Mad River.


River: In typography, rivers, or rivers of white, are gaps in typesetting, which appear to run through a paragraph of text, due to a coincidental alignment of spaces. The rivers can occur regardless of the spacing settings, but are most noticeable with wide inter-word spaces caused by full text justification or monospaced fonts. Rivers are less noticeable with proportional fonts, due to narrow spacing. Another cause of rivers is the close repetition of a long word or similar words at regular intervals, such as "maximization" with "minimization" or "optimization".

Phrases with River

Phrases starting with the word River:

  1. River Bed
  2. River Eel
  3. river gum
  4. River Rat
  5. River-Bed
  6. river arno

Phrases ending with the word River:

  1. po river
  2. Amu River
  3. kaw river
  4. nan river
  5. new river
  6. Red River
  7. aare river
  8. arno river
  9. east river
  10. neva river
  11. nile river
  12. oder river
  13. ouse river
  14. para river

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for River

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Google previewThe advanced class-book of modern geography, by W. Hughes and J.F. Williams. By W. Hughes (1908)

by William Hughes

A river is a stream of water running through the land, and generally rises in high ground, and discharges its waters into the...

Google previewIn the Society of Nature (1996)

A Native Ecology in Amazonia by Philippe Descola

The river is what you navigate on; it is what you wash in - yourself, your clothes, your utensils; the river is what you drink;

Google previewProgressive geography, adapted to junior classes (1843)

by Richard Hiley

A River is a considerable stream of inland water, running into the sea, or into a larger river; as, The Thames. The vapours...

Google previewThe Syntax of Sentence and Text (1994)

A Festschrift for František Daneš by Sv?tla ?mejrková, František Štícha

*A river is a small stream only - *A river is the stream); a broken weak choice norm would render inadequacy, e. g.*To hesitate had been fatal, and they 352 FRANTISEK STICHA.

Google previewUnited States Digest: a Digest of Decisions of the Various Courts Within the United States, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1870 (1879)

Comprising All the American Decisions Digested in Thirty-one Volumes of the United States Digest

The Ohio river is a common highway, and its character in that respect is not restricted to what may be called the channel.

Google previewDiscovering the World of Geography, Grades 7 - 8 (2008)

Includes Selected National Geography Standards by Myrl Shireman

The river is the a) Ganges b) Indus c) Irrawaddy d) Huang Ho. 5. These high mountains between China and India are located in Nepal, where Mt. Everest can be found.The mountains are the a) Tien Shan b) Himalayas c) Elburz. 6.

Google previewHistory of Illinois, from 1778-1833 (1870)

And Life and Times of Ninian Edwards by Ninian Wirt Edwards

Four leagues beyond the Grand River is the Mash-kee-gon, on which there are' two villages of Ottaways—the first about fifteen and the second about thirty leagues, from the mouth. The chief of the first is Peck-kwa-nai, or Smoke; of the second, ...

Google previewRiver Republic (2012)

The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers by Daniel McCool

A trip down a big river is a chance to reconnect to the earth and get a feel for both natural and human history. However, the tourist and recreational potential of these rivers is hardly recognized. Until we reached the approaches to St. Paul, ...

Google previewLakes and Rivers (2009)

by Trevor Day, Richard Garratt

The Amazon River is the world's most important, both in terms of size and its biological diversity. Africa's Congo...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (2006)

by Om Gupta

Ganges Delta : The Ganges Delta is a river delta in the south Asia region of Bengal, consisting of Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal, India. It is the world's largest delta, and empties into the Bay of Bengal. The delta, also known as the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mississippi Indians (2000)

by Donald Ricky

which is included by the beforenamed line on the north, by the Chickasawhay river on the west, by the Tombigby and the Mobile rivers on the east, and by the boundary of the United States on the south. ARTICLE 3. The chiefs, head men, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (2009)

by Elin Woodger, Brandon Toropov

alcohol buffalo dance Columbia River Allen, Paul bull boats Columbia River Gorge American Philosophical Society caches Congress, U.S. animals, new species Calumet Bluff Continental Divide antelope camas root corn Arikara Indians ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

For example, canalizing the Kissimmee River, the principal source of Lake Okeechobee, has helped to create a serious pollution problem in the lake itself. In other places, regulating development on the floodplain might have been wiser than ...

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