Definitions

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

  • adv. Toward or near the source of a river; in the direction opposite to that of the current: rowing upriver; upriver rapids.

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  • adv. towards the source of a river
  • adv. against the current

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  • adv. toward the source or against the current

Etymologies

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up- +‎ river

Examples

  • Records say it was built roughly a year after Britain's King James sent a crew of around 100 men, including Captain John Smith, to establish an outpost 40 miles upriver from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

    Where Pocahontas Said, 'I Do'

  • Interestingly, American shad do not feed on their journey upriver from the Atlantic Ocean.

    F&S Hook Shots, Episode 1: American Shad

  • More than 400,000 gallons of thick industrial fuel oil spilled just upriver from the Crescent City Connection in the collision early Wednesday morning between a tanker and a barge being pulled by a tugboat.

    Oil Spill on the Mississippi « Skid Roche

  • Case in point, a few beavers had taken up upriver from a campground.

    Quick thoughts about Global Warming

  • The work is scheduled to begin upriver, to protect the lake from aquatic weeds washed downriver during the height of the coming rainy season.

    Lake Chapala and Mexico

  • The HARNETT COUNTY was anchored on the Bassac River some 2000 yards upriver from the Naval Supply

    Cota, Ernest K.

  • About 600 yards upriver from the landing, EN2 Cota fell over the port side of the LCM at a point about 300 yards from the south bank of the Bassac River.

    Cota, Ernest K.

  • DRD, a company based a few miles upriver from the French Quarter, was charged with violating the Ports and Waterways Safety Act and the Clean Water Act. The charges against DRD and Dantin, 46, were contained in two separate bills of information, which typically signal a plea deal.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • DRD Towing Co., a company based a few miles upriver from the French Quarter, pleaded guilty to violating the Ports and Waterways Safety Act and the Clean Water Act, said U.S. Attorney Jim

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  • While it can be argued that some of the erosion is a result of various governmental actions such as upriver dams and reservoirs starving sand from beaches, jetties depositing sand too far offshore to return to the beach, or the dredging of channels and waterways that impact beaches, neither the state of Texas nor the General Land Office has any interest in taking private property.

    The Daily News - News

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