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

Today, the riverside complex is a hotbed for Brooklyn businesses, startups, and studios, from Catbird, to Mast Brothers, to photographer Sebastian Kim. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "How an Industrial Space in Brooklyn Was Transformed for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Dinner," 6 Nov. 2018 The $380 million renovations replaced a parking lot with a welcoming riverside park - which was established as Gateway Arch National Park in February - complete with miles of walking trails, an amphitheater and plenty of picnic space. Kate Silver, chicagotribune.com, "You're going where? St. Louis," 19 June 2018 Cruise the Mekong River this fall on a seven-night voyage that visits bustling Southeast Asian cities as well as tranquil riverside villages. Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, "Stop at key cities and villages on Mekong River cruise to Vietnam and Cambodia," 19 June 2018 Peter Detmold Park, a patch at 454 East 51st Street with a dog run, includes a bridge that juts over the F.D.R. and connects to a paved slice of riverside. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Turtle Bay, Manhattan: The Convenience of Midtown, at a Relatively Affordable Price," 10 Jan. 2018 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

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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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