Definition of 'river'
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The episode opened with a drone shot of a long river that could be a metaphor for the passing years. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Fifteen minutes after departure, the line crosses the river to reach a small town. Times, Sunday Times (2017)If we want to stop the giant landslide of plastic flowing into our rivers and oceans, we need to tackle this problem at source. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Here, smaller producers are dotted along the river as it flows east to join the Seine. The Sun (2016)We have to fish in ponds, rivers and lakes that others won't. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He grins and gestures towards a rough, stony track resembling a dry river bed, which loops past his house. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Fresh seasonal food, great service and awesome river views are on offer - as well as blazing fires when the weather turns nasty. The Sun (2016)There's a pier in front of the hotel from which you can join cruises down the river, stiff hiking in the surrounding hills and a superb spa. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were on the river for a long time with the preparations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The rivers of commuters streaming and bobbing down boulevards are long gone. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Listen to the river flowing beneath your table as you eat. The Sun (2014)The weeping willow tree can often be spotted drooping into lakes and rivers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The many pools and ponds are reminders of the original course of the river. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We should explore its return to stem the rivers of blood flowing through our streets. The Sun (2009)But still the sea and our rivers define us. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Other movements in architecture all slide past on your river cruise. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The river cruise lines are also getting stuck in. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The house is on three floors and has a terraced garden with river views. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The river has long been a source of conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is less aquatic and found mainly near streams and rivers in wet forests and swamps. Animals of the World (1993)But the biggest danger they face is the flooded river that flows through the reserve. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not the rivers and lakes and oceans. Christianity Today (2000)We mounted cameras on the river bed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At previous games the races had taken place in rivers or the sea. The Sun (2008)One night a wind blew up and with it the rain came spraying straight up the river course. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)All the main rooms have river views and there is a large terrace with a footpath leading to the river. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The famous tea warehouses which used to line the river banks have been replaced by huge warehouses sited by convenient motorways. The East India Company Book of Tea (1994)BRITAIN'S longest river may be nearly dried up by summer, it is feared. The Sun (2012)A few pairs nest in more natural surroundings on river banks in Wales. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They're fishing a natural river for natural fish and don't want it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'river'
British English: river /ˈrɪvə/ NOUN
A river is a large amount of fresh water flowing continuously in a long line across land, such as the Amazon or the Nile.
- American English: river
- Arabic: نَهْر
- Brazilian Portuguese: rio
- Chinese: 河流
- Croatian: rijeka
- Czech: řeka
- Danish: flod
- Dutch: rivier
- European Spanish: río
- Finnish: joki
- French: fleuve
- German: Fluss
- Greek: ποταμός
- Italian: fiume
- Japanese: 川
- Korean: 강 흐르는 물
- Norwegian: elv
- Polish: rzeka
- European Portuguese: rio
- Romanian: râu
- Russian: река
- Spanish: río
- Swedish: flod
- Thai: แม่น้ำ
- Turkish: nehir
- Ukrainian: річка
- Vietnamese: dòng sông
Definition of river from the Collins English Dictionary
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