upriver

adverb or adjective up·riv·er \ ˈəp-ˈri-vər \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of upriver

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

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First Known Use of upriver

1774


UPRIVER Defined for English Language Learners

upriver

adverb

Definition of upriver for English Language Learners

  • : toward the start of a river


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