Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A coast, shore, or bank.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Archaic A bank, shore, or coast.
  • noun (O.Eng.Law) A duty paid to the crown for the passage of vessels on certain rivers.

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  • noun poetic A coast, a shore.
  • noun law, UK, historical A duty paid to the crown for the passage of vessels on certain rivers.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from rive, bank, from Latin rīpa.]

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From Anglo-Norman rivage, Middle French rivage, from rive + -age.

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

    January 9, 2007