riv·er·side | \ ˈri-vər-ˌsīd \

Definition of riverside 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the side or bank of a river


geographical name
Riv·er·side | \ ˈri-vər-ˌsīd \

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

Large swarms of insects descended upon the riverside stadium in Volgograd and were entirely unescapable. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "England-Tunisia World Cup Game Overrun by Swarms of Insects," 18 June 2018 At other times, William focused on details of the landscape: a broken fence by a riverside, shadows cast by trees, unchanging streams in the midst of changing terrain. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "'Two Lives, One Passion' At Springfield Museums," 7 July 2018 Helen is a riverside village on the Chattahoochee River with a population of about 542, according to the 2016 Census. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Things to know about Helen, Georgia," 2 June 2018 COO of Lyon City Boat , Delphine Depierreux, a tour company operating on the Soane, one of the city's two rivers, told Euronews how employees at their riverside offices had to use rowing boats to get into work this morning. Mark Collette, Houston Chronicle, "How victims, local officials and an aloof FEMA put flooded homes back in harm’s way," 3 July 2018 The riverside alder thickets are great for seeing migratory species and breeding warblers. Jill K. Robinson, SFChronicle.com, "5 places to spot birds in Half Moon Bay," 12 July 2018 Where to go local Walk along the Dunakorzó, the riverside promenade, for trans-Danube grandeur and drop-dead gorgeous views of city landmarks, like District I’s Buda Castle and V’s own Széchenyi Chain Bridge, a mid-19th-century wonder. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "The Best of Budapest: A Guide for Strategic Travelers," 27 June 2018 Pence delivered the service academy's keynote address at an outdoor ceremony at the riverside campus in New London, Connecticut. Susan Haigh, Fox News, "Pence warns Coast Guard graduates of the perils facing US," 23 May 2018 About 40 singers, 15 drummers and 50 guitarists and bassists were gathered at the riverside plaza. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "'Amazing Race' films in Detroit; teams rappel down Guardian Building," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of riverside


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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