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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

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.
W. H. Auden

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

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

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.
Paulo Coelho

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'
Lyndon B. Johnson
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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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