A large natural stream of water (larger than a creek).
Roget 348: running water. jet, spirt†, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice. water spout, water fall; cascade, force, foss†; lin†, linn†; ghyll†, Niagara; cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe†, cataclysm; debacle, inundation, deluge; chute, washout. rain, rainfall; serein†; shower, scud; downpour; driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst; hyetology†, hyetography†; predominance of Aquarius†, reign of St. Swithin; mizzle†, drizzle, stillicidum†, plash; dropping etc. v.; falling weather; northeaster, hurricane, typhoon. stream, course, flux, flow, profluence†; effluence etc. (egress) 295; defluxion†; flowing etc. v.; current, tide, race, coulee. spring, artesian well, fount, fountain; rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet†; streamlet, brooklet; branch [U.S.]; runnel, sike†, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river; reach, tributary. geyser, spout, waterspout. body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash; spring tide, high tide, full tide; bore, tidal bore, eagre†, hygre†; fresh, freshet; indraught†, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge†, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow; confluence, corrivation†. wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple; anerythmon gelasma [Gr.]; beach comber, riffle [U.S.], rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps; rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea. [Science of fluids in motion] hydrodynamics; hydraulics, hydraulicostatics†; rain gauge, flowmeter; pegology†. irrigation etc. (water) 337; pump; watering pot, watering cart; hydrant, syringe; garden hose, lawn spray; bhisti†, mussuk†. ... show more
instances of which are: Aar, Aare, Aare River | Acheron, River Acheron | Adige, River Adige | Aire, Aire River, River Aire | Alabama, Alabama River | Allegheny, Allegheny River | Amazon, Amazon River | Amur, Amur River, Heilong, Heilong Jiang | Angara, Angara River, Tunguska, Upper Tunguska | Apalachicola, Apalachicola River | Araguaia, Araguaia River, Araguaya, Araguaya River | Aras, Araxes | Arauca | Argun, Argun River, Ergun He | Arkansas, Arkansas River | Arno, Arno River, River Arno | Avon, River Avon, Upper Avon, Upper Avon River | Avon, River Avon | Bighorn, Bighorn River | Big Sioux River | Brahmaputra, Brahmaputra River | Brazos, Brazos River | Caloosahatchee, Caloosahatchee River | Cam, Cam River, River Cam | Canadian, Canadian River | Cape Fear River | Chao Phraya | Charles, Charles River | Chattahoochee, Chattahoochee River | Cimarron, Cimarron River | Clinch River | Clyde | Cocytus, River Cocytus | Colorado, Colorado River | Colorado, Colorado River | Columbia, Columbia River | Congo, Congo River, Zaire River | Connecticut, Connecticut River | Coosa, Coosa River | Cumberland, Cumberland River | Danau, Danube, Danube River | Darling, Darling River | Delaware, Delaware River | Demerara | Detroit River | Dnieper, Dnieper River | Don, Don River | Ebro, Ebro River | Elbe, Elbe River | Elizabeth River | Euphrates, Euphrates River | Flint, Flint River | Forth, Forth River | Fox River | Ganges, Ganges River | Gan Jiang, Kan River | Garonne, Garonne River | Gila, Gila River | Grand River | Green, Green River | Housatonic, Housatonic River | Huang He, Hwang Ho, Yellow River | Hudson, Hudson River | IJssel, IJssel river | Illinois River | Indigirka, Indigirka River | Indus, Indus River | Irrawaddy, Irrawaddy River | Irtish, Irtish River, Irtysh, Irtysh River | Isere, Isere River | James, James River | James, James River | Jordan, Jordan River | Kanawha, Kanawha River | Kansas, Kansas River, Kaw River | Kasai, Kasai River, River Kasai | Kissimmee, Kissimmee River | Klamath, Klamath River | Kura, Kura River | Lehigh River | Lena, Lena River | Lethe, River Lethe | Crocodile River, Limpopo | Little Bighorn, Little Bighorn River, Little Horn | Little Missouri, Little Missouri River | Little Sioux River | Little Wabash, Little Wabash River | Loire, Loire River | Mackenzie, Mackenzie River | Madeira, Madeira River | Magdalena, Magdalena River | Mekong, Mekong River | Merrimack, Merrimack River | Meuse, Meuse River | Milk, Milk River | Mississippi, Mississippi River | Missouri, Missouri River | Mobile, Mobile River | Mohawk River | Monongahela, Monongahela River | Moreau River | Murray, Murray River | Murrumbidgee, Murrumbidgee River | Namoi, Namoi River | Nan, Nan River | Neckar, Neckar River | Neosho, Neosho River | Neva, Neva River | New River | Niagara, Niagara River | Niger, Niger River | Nile, Nile River | Niobrara, Niobrara River | North Platte, North Platte River | Ob, Ob River | Oder, Oder River | Ohio, Ohio River | Orange, Orange River | Orinoco, Orinoco River | Osage, Osage River | Ottawa, Ottawa river, Outaouais | Ouachita, Ouachita River | Ouse, Ouse River | Parana, Parana River | Parnahiba, Parnaiba | Pearl River | Pecos, Pecos River | Pee Dee, Pee Dee River | Penobscot, Penobscot River | Ping, Ping River | Platte, Platte River | Po, Po River | Potomac, Potomac River | Purus, Purus River | Rappahannock, Rappahannock River | Red, Red River | Republican, Republican River | Rhein, Rhine, Rhine River | Rhone, Rhone River | Rio Bravo, Rio Grande | Ruhr, Ruhr River | Russian River | Saale, Saale River | Sabine, Sabine River | Sacramento River | Saint Francis, Saint Francis River, St. Francis, St. Francis River | Saint John, Saint John River, St. John, St. John River | Saint Johns, Saint Johns River, St. Johns, St. Johns River | Saint Lawrence, Saint Lawrence River, St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence River | Salmon, Salmon River | Sambre, Sambre River | San Joaquin River | Sao Francisco | Saone, Saone River | Savannah, Savannah River | Scheldt, Scheldt River | Seine, Seine River | River Severn, Severn, Severn River | Severn, Severn River | Seyhan, Seyhan River | Chari, Chari River, Shari, Shari River | Shenandoah River | Snake, Snake River | South Platte, South Platte River | River Styx, Styx | Sun River | Surinam River, Suriname River | Susquehanna, Susquehanna River | Tagus, Tagus River | Tallapoosa, Tallapoosa River | Tennessee, Tennessee River | River Thames, Thames, Thames River | Tevere, Tiber | Tigris, Tigris River | Tocantins, Tocantins River | Tombigbee, Tombigbee River | River Trent, Trent, Trent River | Trinity River | Lower Tunguska, Tunguska | Stony Tunguska, Tunguska | River Tyne, Tyne, Tyne River | Uruguay River | Vetluga, Vetluga River | Vistula, Vistula River | Volga, Volga River | Volkhov, Volkhov River | Volta | Wabash, Wabash River | Weser, Weser River | White, White River | Willamette, Willamette River | Wisconsin, Wisconsin River | Yalu, Yalu River | Chang, Chang Jiang, Changjiang, Yangtze, Yangtze Kiang, Yangtze River | Yazoo, Yazoo River | Yellowstone, Yellowstone River | Yenisei, Yenisei River, Yenisey, Yenisey River | Yukon, Yukon River | Zambezi, Zambezi River | Canton River, Chu Kiang, Pearl River, Zhu Jiang ... show more.
is a part of: water system.
Dutch: rivier, stroom
Moby thesaurus: Niagara, adolescent stream, arroyo, beck, bourn, braided stream, branch, brook, brooklet, burn, cascade, cataract, channel, creek, crick, deluge, estuary, flood, flow, flowing stream, fluviation, fresh, freshet, gill, kill, lazy stream, meandering stream, midchannel, midstream, millstream, moving road, navigable river, pour, quantity, race, racing stream, rill, rivulet, run, rundle, runlet, runnel, sike, spate, spill stream, stream, stream action, streamlet, subterranean river, torrent, tributary, wadi, watercourse, waterflood, waterway ... show more.
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