riv·​er·​side | \ ˈri-vər-ˌsīd How to pronounce riverside (audio) \

Definition of riverside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the side or bank of a river


geographical name
Riv·​er·​side | \ ˈri-vər-ˌsīd How to pronounce Riverside (audio) \

Definition of Riverside (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city in southern California population 303,871
2 city in southwestern Ohio east of Dayton population 25,201

Examples of riverside in a Sentence


We walked along the riverside.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Parlament Bed & Breakfast offers rooftop views of the riverside, complete with an expansive view of it’s next door neighbor, the Parliament Building. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "The 10 Best Vacations You Can Take With Your Tax Refund," 18 Mar. 2019 With guest rooms renovated just last year and a riverside grill and bar featuring local ingredients, the Stewart House is a hit for locals and visitors alike. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Where to Stay in New York's Hudson Valley," 5 Apr. 2019 The water has already flooded riverside streets, shut down at least one major commuter line, and forced several tourist attractions—including parts of the Louvre and all dinner cruises—to temporarily close their doors. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "Paris Flooding Shuts Down Train Line and Tourist Attractions," 24 Jan. 2018 The flood in question is the 1913 inundation that destroyed Franklinton, a riverside neighborhood in Columbus, wrecking thousands of homes and killing more than 90 people. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘The Flood’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Reviews: Premieres in Pursuit of Reinvention," 11 Feb. 2019 The 835-acre property includes alpine meadows, wetlands and riparian areas (ecologically rich riverside habitats) along two miles of streams and a small pond. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Rare mammals, hiking and more: Forest Service adds 835 acres to Eldorado National Forest," 9 July 2018 After Stephen Bonnet's terrifying attack on their riverside camp, Jamie and Claire are on to slightly safer accommodations in this week's episode of Outlander. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Is Aunt Jocasta's River Run Plantation in Outlander a Real Place?," 11 Nov. 2018 After testing 114 sites in riverside wards of the city, investigators found three in four exhibited hazardous levels of lead contamination. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Booming postindustrial neighborhoods often overlook polluted past," 9 Oct. 2018 Welcome to Sunset City, a sunny, dilapidated corpse of a not-so-futuristic riverside metropolis. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Sunset Overdrive review: Ride the rails to kaboom-town (finally on PCs, too)," 17 Nov. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of riverside

: the land that is next to a river

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