river


river
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. aqua (see AQUA- (Cf. aqua-)). U.S. slang phrase up the river "in prison" (1891) is originally in ref. to Sing Sing prison, which was lit. "up the (Hudson) river" from New York City. Phrase down the river "done with" perhaps echoes sense in to sell down the river (1851), originally of troublesome slaves, to sell from the Upper South to the harsher cotton plantations of the Deep South.

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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