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
- 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.
- Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers of blood; rivers of oil.