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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

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

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
Blaise Pascal

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
Khalil Gibran

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
Mark Twain

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
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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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