river ( rivers plural ) A river is a large amount of fresh water flowing continuously in a long line across the land. n-count oft in names before n ...a chemical works on the banks of the river., ...boating on the River Danube.
down-river , downriver
Something that is moving down-river is moving towards the mouth of a river, from a point further up the river. Something that is down-river is towards the mouth of a river. adv ADV after v, be ADV, n ADV, oft ADV from n (Antonym: up-river)
By 09.30 we had cast off and were heading down-river., ...a big tourist hotel a few hundred yards down-river..., Cologne is not so very far down-river from Mainz.
Down-river is also an adjective., adj ADJ n (Antonym: up-river)
...downriver factories dispensing billows of smoke.
river bank ( river banks plural ) , riverbank A river bank is the land along the edge of a river. n-count
river basin ( river basins plural ) A river basin is the area of land from which all the water flows into a particular river. n-count
river bed ( river beds plural ) , riverbed A river bed is the ground which a river flows over. n-count
up-river , upriver
Something that is moving up-river is moving towards the source of a river, from a point down the river. Something that is up-river is towards the source of a river. adv ADV after v, be ADV, oft ADV of/from n (Antonym: down-river)
Heavy goods could be brought up-river in barges..., He has a house down there but it's miles up river..., The vineyards of Anjou extend from west of Angers to up-river of Saumur., ...La Reole, up-river from St-Macaire.
Up-river is also an adjective., adj ADJ n
...an upriver trip in Central Africa.