Definitions

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

  • adv. Toward a river.

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  • adj. near a river
  • adv. towards a river

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Black Smoke drifted slowly riverward all through Monday morning, creeping nearer and nearer to us, driving at last along the roadway outside the house that hid us.

    The War of The Worlds

  • When Marc, huddled that day beneath a wood shack in the rain, saw the blue memories of a hundred ghosts drift off riverward to finally and vainly burst, he gathered up his innocence in all its fierceness and directed it toward the leaving of this town forever.

    Tours of the Black Clock

  • After the event, the poets and revelers shifted riverward and ended up on the Frying Pan, a boat-turned-bar on the Hudson.

    Feist and Sophie Calle: Another Collaboration? : Alexandra Marvar

  • Meander riverward, and cross over to the South Bank complex.

    Culture On The Cheap

  • The Black Smoke drifted slowly riverward all through

    The War of the Worlds

  • Some of these boats had been sunk by stones from the city's ballistas, which crashed through their decks and ripped out their planking, but the rest held their places and from their bows and mastheads, protected by mantlets, archers raked the riverward turrets.

    Wings in the Night

  • Some of these boats had been sunk by stones from the city's ballistas, which crashed through their decks and ripped out their planking, but the rest held their places and from their bows and mast-heads, protected by mantlets, archers raked the riverward turrets.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • The heavy stones of the bridge provided a broad causeway to the island, and this structure was protected by crenel-lations and squat towers and riverward-facing bartizans.

    Night Arrant

  • It also commands, in effect, the northern terminus of one of the great roads, the Viktel Ar.a, or Ar.s Triumph, leading toward Ar. This is also the raod popularly known as the Vosk Road, particularly by those viewing it from a riverward direection.

    Rogue Of Gor

  • Smooth trees, spaced evenly all along the riverward edge of her cobbled street, arched their long boughs over the water.

    Gravity's Rainbow

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