Definitions

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

  • A river of central Italy flowing about 406 km (252 mi) south and southwest through Rome to the Tyrrhenian Sea at Ostia.

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  • proper n. The river that flows through Rome in Italy.

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  • n. a river of central Italy; flows through Rome to the Tyrrhenian Sea

Etymologies

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From Latin Tiberis.

Examples

  • Long after the hill beneath the U.S. Capitol had ceased to be called Rome, the river upon which ships ferried marble from the White House to the Capitol retained the name Tiber Creek.

    The Atlantis Prophecy

  • Washington had always known it as Rome, because a century earlier a Maryland landowner named Francis Pope had a dream that a mighty empire to eclipse ancient Rome would one day rise on the banks of the Potomac, which he called the Tiber.

    The Atlantis Prophecy

  • But check out where we're looking now: The latest Gulf of Mexico discovery, Tiber, is a well drilled to a depth of 35,000 feet and lies beneath 4,000 feet of water.

    Double, double, oil

  • The Tiber was a Lethe, if the rather doctrinary eulogium made of it by

    Les Miserables

  • They made use of it, to instil into the small portion of the people under their direction, that it was incumbent on them to serve no other master than him who was the vicegerent of God on earth, and who dwelt in Italy on the banks of a small river called the Tiber; that every other religious opinion, every other worship, was an abomination in the sight of

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • And another soldier died when he was -- his armor personnel carrier was hit by an anti-tank rocket in the town of Tiber, which is about due west from where I am, part of that western push, a little bit further north by the Israeli military.

    CNN Transcript Aug 3, 2006

  • Rome over the Tiber was the timber Pons Sublicius, the bridge defended by

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • A peace had been concluded between the two nations on these terms, that the river Albula, now called Tiber, should be the common boundary between the Etrurians and Latins.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • In the part of town between the Corso and the Tiber, which is full of narrow, crooked old streets, he loved to wander until he was lost.

    Caesar or Nothing

  • Geographically, the Tiber is the second river of Italy, in relation to its basin, and the third, in relation to its length, the first and the second being the Po and the Adige respectively.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

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