from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or resembling a river.
- adj. Located on or inhabiting the banks of a river; riparian: "Members of a riverine tribe ... were wading in the swamp, whose water they had impounded in a series of dams” ( Alex Shoumatoff).
- adj. Operating on or equipped to operate on rivers: riverine units of the Marine Corps.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to rivers, or located on or by a river
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a river; resembling a river in any way.
They found that 4.8 billion people -- nearly 80 percent of the world's population -- live in areas with grave threats to human water security or riverine biodiversity.
He served in Korea as an Air Force intelligence analyst and later served in a riverine unit in Vietnam.
Porter served in Korea and later in Vietnam with a riverine warfare group before retiring in
We can argue the finer points of two vs. three awards of the Purple Heart being deserved or not but there is no doubt that he served in the Navy's riverine forces in one of the most dangerous places on earth at the time – Viet Nam's rivers – and that he repeatedly faced intense close quarters combat.
The prospects for this buck — riding a riverine ice flow somewhere equally cold — seem less cheery.
Many regiments raised mounted scout units; others became expert at riverine operations.
These people are the human "canaries" of riverine health; along with millions of dam-affected people before them, they have paid the price for a half-century of uncontrolled dam building with their farmlands, their fisheries, their forests and other natural riches that dams destroy.
The classic example of this: New York City avoiding having to spend billions of dollars on a water filtration system by restoring the forest and riverine ecosystems in the city's Catskills watershed.
It joined a sadly long list of species that couldn't survive the huge hydrological changes to their riverine habitat brought by big dams.
They have stopped fish from migrating, withheld nutrients from floodplain ecosystems and agriculture, dried up wells and riverine forests, and left deltas exposed to saltwater intrusion and erosion.