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

  • n. The bank of a river.

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  • n. A sloped side of a river acting as a barrier between the water and level ground to either side.

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  • n. the bank of a river


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  • I still fail to see how being trained to rescue someone from a riverbank translates into diving into a cold river in which you can't see, swim down to a car that you only have a vague idea of its location, and rescue someone who may or may not be in the car and may or may not already be daed.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Conditions at the riverbank were a shared experience.


  • Close by the riverbank are the historic garden and house of Carl Linnaeus.

    The Constant Gardener

  • Let us break our apples upon the riverbank, which is Lethe, we cannot remember her - and her cheek is bruised from the fall.

    THE BOOK OF SUCH ~ a suite of poems

  • Spate irrigation is called Deschek irrigation and it also includes the areas along the riverbanks, which are often called riverbank farms (5-100 meters (m) from river).

    Water profile of Somalia

  • That sleeping bag on the riverbank will be a horrible place.

    A Rare Rant

  • Here, the riverbank was a web of barbed wire with a minefield on the East German side.

    Berlin Game

  • Standing on the riverbank was a frantic dog who clearly had no interest in being abandoned in Lago Agrio.

    One River

  • In the memories of the young man you captured on the riverbank was a prominent vision of an important time in his life, his recent initiation into the Verdant Company.

    Villains by Necessity

  • The riverbank was a popular gathering spot for teenagers then and Donna, friends said, would sometimes hang out there.

    Columnist: Keith Groller


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