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 Five theaters in this downtown riverside performing arts center (the largest in the Southeast) host regional, national and international concerts, musicals, plays, operas and other performances. Washington Post, "Tampa reinvents itself to show off its shores," 8 Nov. 2019 Officially, the end came Friday evening, among teary supporters and stern-faced staff, at the bottom of a damp riverside hill. Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, "The End of Betomania," 2 Nov. 2019 At the riverside, the effects of mining became impossible to ignore. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "Blood Gold in the Brazilian Rain Forest," 4 Nov. 2019 Satellite images show the loss of about 50 acres of land along the riverside, according to the geographic information firm Esri. oregonlive, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the Earth beneath the feet of millions," 5 Oct. 2019 Satellite images show the loss of about 50 acres of land along the riverside, according to the geographic information firm Esri. Anton Troianovski, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the earth beneath the feet of millions," 4 Oct. 2019 Next, fly south to Livingston for a couple of days at the Islands of Siankaba, the riverside resort in the Zambezi River. Anne Z. Cooke, chicagotribune.com, "Wide-eyed in Zambia: Africa’s last great place," 11 Sep. 2019 When the levee, just south of the riverside Village of Hardin in western Illinois, was overcome earlier this week, Ms. Baalman’s heart dropped. Erin Ailworth, WSJ, "A Levee Fails and an Illinois Town Is Thrown Back in Time," 6 June 2019 Rescuers used ropes and pulleys to safely extract McLeroy from the riverside. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Missing Western Slope man, 82, found along San Miguel River by grandson in kayak," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of riverside


14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Riverside.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riverside. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of riverside

: the land that is next to a river

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