Synonyms of river in English:



  • 1
    watercourse, waterway, stream, tributary, brook, inlet, rivulet, rill, runnel, streamlet, freshet; canal, channel; Scottish & Northern Englishburn; Northern Englishbeck; Southern Englishbourn; North American & Australian/New Zealandcreek; Australianbillabong
    rare rillet
  • 2 a river of molten lava
    stream, torrent, flood, deluge, cascade; spate, wave
  • Phrases

    sell someone down the river

    informal cheattrickswindledefrauddupehoodwinkdouble-crossbetraydeceivesell outstab in the backexploittake advantage of informaldocontake for a rideselldiddlebamboozlefinaglebilkrip offfleece

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    fluvial, potamic, riparian, riverine relating to rivers
    fluvio- related prefix, as in fluviometer, fluvioglacial
    potamo- related prefix, as in potamoplankton
    potamology study of rivers
    potamophobia fear of rivers

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