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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  River  \Riv"er\,  n.  [F.  riv[`e]re  a  river,  LL  riparia  river, 
  bank  of  a  river,  fr  L.  riparius  belonging  to  a  bank  or 
  shore,  fr  ripa  a  bank  or  shore;  of  uncertain  origin.  Cf 
  {Arrive},  {Riparian}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Transparent  and  sparkling  rivers,  from  which  it  is 
  delightful  to  drink  as  they  flow.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  A  large  stream;  copious  flow;  abundance;  as  rivers 
  of  blood;  rivers  of  oil. 
 
  {River  chub}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  hornyhead  and  allied  species  of 
  fresh-water  fishes. 
 
  {River  crab}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  species  of  fresh-water  crabs  of 
  the  genus  {Thelphusa},  as  {T.  depressa}  of  Southern 
  Europe. 
 
  {River  dragon},  a  crocodile;  --  applied  by  Milton  to  the  king 
  of  Egypt. 
 
  {River  driver},  a  lumberman  who  drives  or  conducts  logs  down 
  rivers.  --Bartlett. 
 
  {River  duck}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  species  of  duck  belonging  to 
  {Anas},  {Spatula},  and  allied  genera,  in  which  the  hind 
  toe  is  destitute  of  a  membranous  lobe,  as  in  the  mallard 
  and  pintail;  --  opposed  to  sea  duck. 
 
  {River  god},  a  deity  supposed  to  preside  over  a  river  as  its 
  tutelary  divinity. 
 
  {River  herring}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  alewife. 
 
  {River  hog}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  species  of  African  wild  hogs  of  the  genus 
  {Potamoch[oe]rus}.  They  frequent  wet  places  along  the 
  rivers. 
  b  The  capybara. 
 
  {River  horse}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  hippopotamus. 
 
  {River  jack}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  African  puff  adder  ({Clotho 
  nasicornis})  having  a  spine  on  the  nose. 
 
  {River  limpet}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fresh-water,  air-breathing 
  mollusk  of  the  genus  {Ancylus},  having  a  limpet-shaped 
  shell. 
 
  {River  pirate}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  pike. 
 
  {River  snail}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  species  of  fresh-water 
  gastropods  of  {Paludina},  {Melontho},  and  allied  genera. 
  See  {Pond  snail},  under  {Pond}. 
 
  {River  tortoise}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  fresh-water 
  tortoises  inhabiting  rivers,  especially  those  of  the  genus 
  {Trionyx}  and  allied  genera.  See  {Trionyx}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  River  \Riv"er\,  n. 
  One  who  rives  or  splits. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  River  \Riv"er\,  v.  i. 
  To  hawk  by  the  side  of  a  river;  to  fly  hawks  at  river  fowl. 
  [Obs.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  river 
  n  :  a  large  natural  stream  of  water  (larger  than  a  creek);  "the 
  river  was  navigable  for  50  miles" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  River,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41254 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  River 
  (1.)  Heb.  'aphik,  properly  the  channel  or  ravine  that  holds 
  water  (2  Sam.  22:16),  translated  "brook,"  "river,"  "stream,"  but 
  not  necessarily  a  perennial  stream  (Ezek.  6:3;  31:12;  32:6; 
  34:13). 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  nahal,  in  winter  a  "torrent,"  in  summer  a  wady"  or 
  valley  (Gen.  32:23;  Deut.  2:24;  3:16;  Isa.  30:28;  Lam.  2:18; 
  Ezek.  47:9). 
 
  These  winter  torrents  sometimes  come  down  with  great 
  suddenness  and  with  desolating  force.  A  distinguished  traveller 
  thus  describes  his  experience  in  this  matter:,  "I  was  encamped 
  in  Wady  Feiran  near  the  base  of  Jebel  Serbal,  when  a  tremendous 
  thunderstorm  burst  upon  us  After  little  more  than  an  hour's 
  rain,  the  water  rose  so  rapidly  in  the  previously  dry  wady  that 
  I  had  to  run  for  my  life,  and  with  great  difficulty  succeeded  in 
  saving  my  tent  and  goods;  my  boots,  which  I  had  not  time  to  pick 
  up  were  washed  away  In  less  than  two  hours  a  dry  desert  wady 
  upwards  of  300  yards  broad  was  turned  into  a  foaming  torrent 
  from  8  to  10  feet  deep,  roaring  and  tearing  down  and  bearing 
  everything  upon  it  tangled  masses  of  tamarisks,  hundreds  of 
  beautiful  palmtrees  scores  of  sheep  and  goats,  camels  and 
  donkeys,  and  even  men,  women,  and  children,  for  a  whole 
  encampment  of  Arabs  was  washed  away  a  few  miles  above  me  The 
  storm  commenced  at  five  in  the  evening;  at  half-past  nine  the 
  waters  were  rapidly  subsiding,  and  it  was  evident  that  the  flood 
  had  spent  its  force."  (Comp.  Matt.  7:27;  Luke  6:49.) 
 
  (3.)  Nahar,  a  river"  continuous  and  full,  a  perennial  stream, 
  as  the  Jordan,  the  Euphrates  (Gen.  2:10;  15:18;  Deut.  1:7;  Ps 
  66:6;  Ezek.  10:15). 
 
  (4.)  Tel'alah,  a  conduit,  or  water-course  (1  Kings  18:32;  2 
  Kings  18:17;  20:20;  Job  38:25;  Ezek.  31:4). 
 
  (5.)  Peleg,  properly  "waters  divided",  i.e.,  streams  divided, 
  throughout  the  land  (Ps.  1:3);  "the  rivers  [i.e.,  'divisions'] 
  of  waters"  (Job  20:17;  29:6;  Prov.  5:16). 
 
  (6.)  Ye'or,  i.e.,  "great  river",  probably  from  an  Egyptian 
  word  (Aur),  commonly  applied  to  the  Nile  (Gen.  41:1-3),  but  also 
  to  other  rivers  (Job  28:10;  Isa.  33:21). 
 
  (7.)  Yubhal  "a  river"  (Jer.  17:8),  a  full  flowing  stream. 
 
  (8.)  'Ubhal,  "a  river"  (Dan.  8:2). 
 




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