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river

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of river

1 a passageway for water
  • A fallen tree branch was floating down the river.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for river

2 an overwhelming flow or rush of something
  • Jet streams can be thought of as giant rivers of air that circulate around the globe.
  • He was overwhelmed by the river of new information that the document dump provided.

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The first known use of river was in the 14th century

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Thesaurus Entries Near river

riven

river

riverbank

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“River.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/river. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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