riv·​er·​side ˈri-vər-ˌsīd How to pronounce riverside (audio)
: the side or bank of a river

Examples of riverside in a Sentence

We walked along the riverside.
Recent Examples on the Web Water is gold in the Delta, and this past year, African Bush Camps (ABC) opened the riverside Khwai Lediba. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Nov. 2023 Advertisement Many people spoke at the council meeting in favor of Harvard-Westlake’s plans, with some residents warning that condominiums could rise instead on the riverside site. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 After dinner several of us, including some crew members, ventured out to a riverside bar where locals were line dancing. Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2023 Guests have the option of 23 rooms, including hilltop luxury tents and riverside villas with private plunge pools. Staff Author, Travel + Leisure, 8 July 2023 Standing near his apartment in Auburn, the twin riverside city to Lewiston, Mr. Walker spoke of his son’s deep ties to the community. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Oct. 2023 Some 158 riverside villages in the same region have been left stranded as waterways linking them to bigger towns have dried up, said Edivilson Braga, coordinator of the local civil defense service. Manuela Andreoni, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2023 Few of Rome’s marvels are more marvelous than the Villa Farnesina, the riverside villa built in the early sixteenth century for the Tuscan banker Agostino Chigi, who commissioned this enigmatic retreat at the peak of a dazzling career. Ingrid D. Rowland, The New York Review of Books, 12 Oct. 2023 Along the riverside or from the valley, take a half-day loop through the lower Hiwassee River Gorge or glimpse the foliage on a shorter one-hour trip. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 26 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of riverside was in the 14th century

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“Riverside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riverside. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


riv·​er·​side -ˌsīd How to pronounce riverside (audio)
: the side or bank of a river

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Riv·​er·​side ˈri-vər-ˌsīd How to pronounce Riverside (audio)
city in southern California population 303,871
city in southwestern Ohio east of Dayton population 25,201
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