1. river

noun. ['ˈrɪvɝ'] a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek).


  • waterfall
  • rapid
  • watercourse
  • estuary
  • falls
  • stream


  • motionlessness


  • rivere (Anglo-Norman)
  • riviere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with River

  • mcivor
  • mciver
  • deliver
  • sliver
  • quiver
  • shiver
  • liver
  • giver
  • ivar

How do you pronounce river?

Pronounce river as ˈrɪvər.

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Sentences with river

1. Noun, singular or mass
Swim in a lake, river or ocean while wearing a pad during your period.

Quotes about river

1. When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
- Rumi

2. She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood. She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.
- Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

3. The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
- Cyril Connolly