Definition of downriver in English:

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downriver

Pronunciation: /daʊnˈrɪvə/

adverb& adjective

Towards or situated at a point nearer the mouth of a river: [as adverb]: the cabin cruiser started to drift downriver [as adjective]: the downriver side of the bridge
More example sentences
  • As the sun came out, long after the anti-European convoy had passed downriver (strangely, towards continental Europe), a loudhailer bus could be heard ranting about the British National Party.
  • The Riverfront line is too short in comparison - you expect it to go further downriver, at least towards the Crescent City Connection Bridge.
  • The second transit bridge I made mention of would cross on the downriver side of the Arthur Laing Bridge, and will likely link to it for co-stabilization and reduction in costs.

Words that rhyme with downriver

aquiver, forgiver, giver, quiver, river, shiver, sliver, upriver
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