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

Noun We walked along the riverside.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But as later governments rejected Nasserism for capitalism, private developers built much of the riverside into cafes and pricey housing. New York Times, "Rowing the Nile: A Soothing Respite in a Chaotic Metropolis," 2 Jan. 2021 For the equivalent of $25, both people who can and can’t walk can get on the electric wheelchairs and take the three-hour tour of the city’s riverside parks, which includes stops at a coffee shop and a bar that does beer tasting. Manuel Rueda, USA TODAY, "Electric wheelchair tours show Colombian city from new angle," 4 Dec. 2020 Plans also include a riverside cocktail bar in a grain silo which would give the ambiance of being in a lighthouse, and Baum’s Biergarten, an outdoor tavern, developers said. Judy Pochel, chicagotribune.com, "Montgomery board supports incentives for Gray’s Mill project," 17 Dec. 2020 During the summer of 2016, residents of Tokhar, a riverside hamlet in northern Syria, gathered every night in four houses on the community’s edge, hoping to evade gunfire and bombs. Anand Gopal, The New Yorker, "America’s War on Syrian Civilians," 14 Dec. 2020 Sewage discharge and run off from riverside farms polluted the water and local Māori continued to live in deprivation. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, "This river in New Zealand is legally a person. Here's how it happened," 11 Dec. 2020 With riverside beaches and old-growth forest, Oxbow Regional Park is one of the best all-season recreation areas in the region. oregonlive, "12 perfect Oregon day hikes for a clear December day," 3 Dec. 2020 That tone has since been dialed back with earthier tones that blend better with her riverside faceoff against Ringwraiths—a scene that has also received a tasteful color rebalancing. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Lord of the Rings, Hobbit 4K Blu-ray sets: Must-own home-theater stunners," 25 Nov. 2020 Many early treasures were dug up by riverside excavations and sold to Victorian antiquarians, who passed their collections on. William Booth, Washington Post, "Roman roofing. Tudor shoes. London’s mudlarks find castoff history along the Thames.," 13 Nov. 2020

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Riverside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riverside. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of riverside

: the land that is next to a river

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