Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Archaic A coast, shore, or bank.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A coast, a shore.
  • n. A duty paid to the crown for the passage of vessels on certain rivers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bank, shore, or coast.
  • n. A duty paid to the crown for the passage of vessels on certain rivers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bank, shore, or coast.
  • n. A toll formerly paid to the crown on some rivers for the passage of boats or vessels.
  • n. Same as arrivage.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from rive, bank, from Latin rīpa.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman rivage, Middle French rivage, from rive + -age. (Wiktionary)

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  • rivage shore whether it be river lake or ocean; bank or shore

    January 9, 2007