Definition of river
- a river of lava
- drank rivers of coffee
- was sent up the river
The raft is too small to use on this part of the river.
Rivers of mud flowed down the hillside.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a large natural flow of water that crosses an area of land and goes into an ocean, a lake, etc.
: a large flow of something
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