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

Definition of riverside

: the side or bank of a river

Examples of riverside in a Sentence

We walked along the riverside.
Recent Examples on the Web The Rocky Ripple Town Board voted last week to move forward with the city of Indianapolis’ flood protection plans, which include removing 13 riverside homes and the Town Hall building. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 20 May 2022 For those wishing to catch a glimpse of a marmoset in the wild, a trip to the western Amazon basin is in store, with populations found scurrying throughout the riverside canopies of Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 18 May 2022 The riverside community could also take a more deliberate and anticipatory approach to transformation. Elisabeth Gilmore, The Conversation, 18 Apr. 2022 Not long after arriving in Quebec, Vikström built his dream riverside home. Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2022 The modern space, adjacent to a riverside park amid Vancouver’s fresh and bustling development of restaurants, bars, condominiums and businesses, will seat about 40 inside plus 40 more on sidewalk tables outside. oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2022 For example, a riverside town might raise its levees as spring flooding worsens. Elisabeth Gilmore, The Conversation, 18 Apr. 2022 By then, the towns of Eddyville and Kuttawa had been relocated after the riverside communities were flooded with the construction of Barkley Dam and the impoundment of Lake Barkley. Kevin Patton, The Courier-Journal, 16 Mar. 2022 Biological technicians with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service find their footing on wet riverside rocks and pass five-gallon buckets up the edge of an 18-foot waterfall near the Navajo Nation. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of riverside

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2022

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“Riverside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riverside. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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Riverside geographical name

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

Definition of Riverside

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


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