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 In 1788, New Orleans expanded upriver into the present-day Central Business District, and port activity soon followed, as vessels docked along what is now the Warehouse District riverfront. Richard Campanella, NOLA.com, "acquisition of 1,100 acres," 1 Jan. 2021 However, upriver from the bay, the flow of river water and sediment has been disrupted in the basin due to changes made to accommodate ships and oil and gas pipelines. Halle Parker | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "After 57 years, new project to study if changing the Atchafalaya's flow improves swamp health," 20 Nov. 2020 In 1994, Donna Folger and her friend Patti Hyslop coordinated the first 16 Mile Spirit Camp, a week-long culture camp that still runs today, located upriver from Tanana. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska Federation of Natives announces 2020 President’s awards during online convention," 19 Oct. 2020 In 2010, Hurricane Alex caused widespread damage along the banks of the river, including at the National Butterfly Center, just upriver from Fisher’s fence. Jeremy Schwartz, ProPublica, "A Privately Funded Border Wall Was Already at Risk of Collapsing if Not Fixed. Hurricane Hanna Made It Worse.," 29 July 2020 McCollum had the building materials for the house shipped upriver from New Orleans by steamboat. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "River towns," 20 Sep. 2020 As for the whale itself, experts are still unable to determine why the cetacean and its travel companions swam upriver in the first place. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, "Humpback Whale Heading to Antarctica Gets Stranded in Crocodile-Infested River After Taking 'Wrong Turn'," 14 Sep. 2020 In 2010, Hurricane Alex caused widespread damage along the banks of the river, including at the National Butterfly Center, just upriver from Fisher’s fence. Jeremy Schwartz, ProPublica, "A Privately Funded Border Wall Was Already at Risk of Collapsing if Not Fixed. Hurricane Hanna Made It Worse.," 29 July 2020 In 2010, Hurricane Alex caused widespread damage along the banks of the river, including at the National Butterfly Center, just upriver from Fisher’s fence. Jeremy Schwartz, ProPublica, "A Privately Funded Border Wall Was Already at Risk of Collapsing if Not Fixed. Hurricane Hanna Made It Worse.," 29 July 2020

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First Known Use of upriver

1774, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Upriver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upriver. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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upriver

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English Language Learners Definition of upriver

: toward the start of a river

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