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Definition of River

River

  1. One who rives or splits.
  2. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream; a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.
  3. Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers of blood; rivers of oil.
  4. To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl.

River Quotations

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
Khalil Gibran

I had a very simple, unremarkable and happy life. And I grew up in a very small town. And so my life was made up of, you know, in the morning going to the river to fetch water - no tap water, and no electricity - and, you know, bathing in the river, and then going to school, and playing soccer afterwards.
Ishmael Beah

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
Heraclitus

What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.
Jay Inslee

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
Hal Boyle
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River Translations

river in Afrikaans is rivier
river in Danish is flod
river in Dutch is rivier, stroom
river in Finnish is joki
river in Italian is fiume, fluviale
river in Latin is flumen
river in Norwegian is elv, flod
river in Portuguese is rio
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