upriver

adverb or adjective
up·​riv·​er | \ ˈəp-ˈri-vər How to pronounce upriver (audio) \

Definition of upriver

: toward or at a point nearer the source of a river

Examples of upriver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some children moved upriver to a Jesuit orphanage at Pilgrim Hot Springs. Tom Kizzia, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Nov. 2021 During Hurricane Laura, strong winds blew the top layer of the Mississippi River upriver away from the Gulf and slowed the river's main current. Brandon Miller, CNN, 29 Aug. 2021 Another short hike just upriver from Gold Beach, the Myrtle Tree Trail gives access to an enormous myrtle tree that is considered to be the largest in the world. oregonlive, 15 Aug. 2021 The Ashanga family headed for Manchuria, a settlement of 300 people three days upriver via the mighty Amazon and sundry feeder waterways. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021 Most eventually left and headed back toward the mouth of the Kenai without seeing any of the whales that far upriver. Anchorage Daily News, 28 Apr. 2021 In late January, 19 people — 16 of them Guatemalan migrants — were shot dead near Camargo, upriver from Matamoros near the border with Texas. Christopher Sherman, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Mar. 2021 In late January, 19 people — 16 of them Guatemalan migrants — were shot dead near Camargo, upriver from Matamoros near the border with Texas. Christopher Sherman, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Mar. 2021 In late January, 19 people — 16 of them Guatemalan migrants — were shot dead near Camargo, upriver from Matamoros near the border with Texas. Christopher Sherman, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of upriver

1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of upriver was in 1774

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24 Nov 2021

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“Upriver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upriver. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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upriver

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of upriver

: toward the start of a river

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