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 Nancy Wuerth, co-owner of Mike Linnig's Restaurant, 9308 Cane Run Road, said the riverside seafood joint is preparing to once again serve customers outside in its large garden, which can seat over 500 people. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "As reopening approaches, some Louisville restaurants struggle to meet guidelines, find PPE," 14 May 2020 Official gatherings at the popular viewing spot Ueno Park, and Nakameguro riverside vantage point, have both been cancelled. Claire Gallam, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Look at the Historic Cultural Closures, Including the Eiffel Tower," 17 Mar. 2020 The Biebers were seen arriving via boat to the riverside hotel, according to photos published by the Daily Mail. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hailey Bieber Wore a Little White Dress to Her Wedding Rehearsal Dinner," 30 Sep. 2019 The White River Vision Plan hopes to bring new restaurants and entertainment to the riverside as well as create recreational opportunities for residents in and on the water. Sarah Bowman, IndyStar, "The White River: Cleanup follows decades of civil rights abuses. Now who will benefit?," 2 May 2020 Closer to the riverside, be sure to stop by Saigon Outcast, a spacious multipurpose complex hosting festivals, weekend fairs, outdoor cinema and concerts. Marianna Cerini, Condé Nast Traveler, "Ho Chi Minh City: Where to Eat, Drink, Stay, and Play," 24 Dec. 2019 In death, mussels still play a role in the ecosystem, feeding muskrats, raccoons, and other riverside vertebrates. Marion Renault, Wired, "Freshwater Mussels Are Dying—Which Is the Likeliest Culprit?," 18 Apr. 2020 Movement weekend also includes an array of afterparties and other events beyond the riverside site. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Movement techno festival, a Memorial Day fixture in Detroit, moves to September," 20 Mar. 2020 Detroit's favorite riverside concert venue has begun rolling out its summer schedule — including its popular Wednesday jazz series. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "First batch of 2020 shows set for Aretha amphitheater: Isleys, Jeezy, jazz series, more," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of riverside


14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Riverside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riverside. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of riverside

: the land that is next to a river

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