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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 riv·er /ˈrɪvɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Riv·er n. One who rives or splits.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Riv·er n.
 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 Zool., the hornyhead and allied species of fresh-water fishes.
 River crab Zool., any species of fresh-water crabs of the genus Thelphusa, as Thelphusa 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 Zool., 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 Zool., an alewife.
 River hog. Zool. (a) Any species of African wild hogs of the genus Potamochœrus. They frequent wet places along the rivers. (b) The capybara.
 River horse Zool., the hippopotamus.
 River jack Zool., an African puff adder (Clotho nasicornis) having a spine on the nose.
 River limpet Zool., a fresh-water, air-breathing mollusk of the genus Ancylus, having a limpet-shaped shell.
 River pirate Zool., the pike.
 River snail Zool., any species of fresh-water gastropods of Paludina, Melontho, and allied genera. See Pond snail, under Pond.
 River tortoise Zool., 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)

 Riv·er v. i. To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek); "the
          river was navigable for 50 miles"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (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;
      (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).