Complete Definition of "river"

Image:Calonne (Les Bréards).JPG|thumb|right|A river.
English

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Etymology
From OF. rivière < VL. *riparia (riverbank, seashore, river) < L. riparius (of a riverbank) < riparia (shore) < ripa (river bank) < PIE. base *rei- (to scratch, tear, cut).

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ˈɹɪvə/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
(General American|US) IPA|/ˈɹɪvɚ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]`/
audio|en-us-river.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪvə(r)|-ɪvə(r)
Hyphenation: riv·er

Noun
en-noun

  1. A large stream of water that alters the nearby landscape. 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 received by a player in poker

Translations
rfc-trans

Ainu: ペッ#Ainu|ペッ, ペト#Ainu|ペ<small>ト</small> (pet)
Albanian: lumë f
Arabic: ARchar|نهر|نَهْرٌ (nahr) m, ARchar|انهار|أنْهَار IPAchar|(’anháːr) p, ARchar|انهر|أنْهُر IPAchar|(’ánhur) p
Aramaic:
:Syriac: ܢܗܪܐ (nahrā, nahro) m
:Hebrew: נהרא (nahrā, nahro) m
Basque: ibai
Blackfoot: niitahtaa
Bosnian: rijeka f
Breton: stêr f, stêrioù p
Bulgarian: река (reka) f
Catalan: riu m
Cebuano: sapa'
Chinese:
:Mandarin: 河 (hé), 河流 (hé liú); 江 (jiāng)
:Cantonese: 河 (ho4), 河流 (ho4 lau4); 江 (gong1)
Cree: sipiy
Croatian: rijeka f
Czech: řeka f
Danish: flod c
Dutch: rivier m, stroom m
Dyirbal
:(Jirribal dialect): yuramu (class II)
Esperanto: rivero
Estonian: jõgi#Estonian|jõgi
Ewe: tɔsisi n
Finnish: joki, virta
French: rivière f, fleuve m
German: Fluss m, Flüsse p (1); Strom m, Ströme p (1,2)
Greek: ποταμός (potamós) m
Guaraní: ysyry
Hebrew: נהר (nahár) m
Hindi: नदी (nadī)
Hungarian: folyó
Ilocano: karayan
Interlingua: fluvio, riviera
Italian: fiume m
Japanese: 川 (かわ, kawá)
Korean: 내 (nae), 수 (水, su), 강 (江, gang)
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Kurdish: çem, ro, robar, KUchar|ڕوبار
Kyrgyz: дария (dariya)
Lakota: wakpa
Latin: flumen n, fluvius m
Latvian: upe f
Lithuanian: upė f
Malayalam: പുഴ (puzha)
Maltese: xmara f
Norwegian: elv, flod
Ojibwe: ziibi, ziibiwan p
Polish: rzeka f
Portuguese: rio m
Rohingya: hál
Romanian: râu n, fluviu n
Russian: река (reká) f, реки (réki) p
Scottish Gaelic: abhainn f, IPA /avɘn/
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: река f
:Roman: reka f
Sicilian: ciumi m
Slovak: rieka#Slovak|rieka f (1); prúd#Slovak|prúdy m/pl (2)
Slovene: reka f
Spanish: río m
Surigaonon: suba'
Swahili: mto sg, mito pl (noun 3/4)
Swedish: flod c (1,2), älv c (1)
Tagalog: ilog
Telugu: t|te|నది|sc=Telu(nadi)
Thai: THchar|แม่น้ำ (mààe nāāhm)
Tupinambá: 'y
Turkish: ırmak, nehir
Urdu: URchar|دریا (daryā)
Ukrainian: річка (ríčka) f
Vietnamese: hà, giang, sông
Waray: salog
Welsh: afon
Wolof: dex#Wolof|dex

Verb
en-verb

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

#: Johnny rivered me by drawing that Ace of spades

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French

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /ʁi.ve/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /Ri.ve/

Verb
river

  1. to drive/set a rivet

Related terms
rive#French|rive

Conjugation
fr-conj-er|riv|avoir


Swedish

Verb
;river

  1. present tense of riva

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