American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Toward or near the mouth of a river; in the direction of the current: swam downriver; a downriver canoe race.
- adj. Closer to the mouth of a river
- adv. Travelling in the direction of the river current.
- adv. away from the source or with the current
- down- + river (Wiktionary)
“EaglePass also has two bridges and again I would recommend Bridge II which is about 1/2 mile downriver from the old downtown bridge.”
“A few miles downriver from the city, the Hooghly, an arm of the Ganges, opens out to become an inland sea of Amazonian proportions.”
“Government officials, meanwhile, are scrambling to bolster water supplies downriver from the spill and some anticipate possibly having to truck in water.”
“It was 1 a.m., and things were just getting started in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, downriver from the French Quarter.”
“That bridge is about 250 miles downriver from the one that collapsed up in Minneapolis.”
“I often see people attempting to do this, and the result is usually a standoff as the trout hangs in the flow 30 feet downriver from the angler, who's afraid to pull hard enough to move the fish.”
“Farther downriver, is the Gulf of Mexico and miles of truly deserted beaches.”
“When a boat headed downriver is lowered, or the water level is lowered to accept a boat going upriver, that 43 million gallons, otherwise unused, drains into the downriver reservoir.”
“He slipped and went under twice and was last seen 125 meters downriver from the crossing point.”
“NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans plans to spend up to $90 million to build streetcar lines downriver from the French Quarter, a working-class and Creole side of the Big Easy immortalized by Tennessee Williams and Marlon Brando in "A Streetcar Named Desire.”
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