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

The 835-acre property includes alpine meadows, wetlands and riparian areas (ecologically rich riverside habitats) along two miles of streams and a small pond. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Rare mammals, hiking and more: Forest Service adds 835 acres to Eldorado National Forest," 9 July 2018 After Stephen Bonnet's terrifying attack on their riverside camp, Jamie and Claire are on to slightly safer accommodations in this week's episode of Outlander. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Is Aunt Jocasta's River Run Plantation in Outlander a Real Place?," 11 Nov. 2018 After testing 114 sites in riverside wards of the city, investigators found three in four exhibited hazardous levels of lead contamination. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Booming postindustrial neighborhoods often overlook polluted past," 9 Oct. 2018 Welcome to Sunset City, a sunny, dilapidated corpse of a not-so-futuristic riverside metropolis. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Sunset Overdrive review: Ride the rails to kaboom-town (finally on PCs, too)," 17 Nov. 2018 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

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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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