A river



  • A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, oftentimes ending in another body of water, such as an ocean or in an inland sea.
  • Any large flow of a liquid in a single body.
  • The last card dealt in a hand.
  • A visually undesirable effect of white space running down a page, caused by spaces between words on consecutive lines happening to coincide.
  • One who rives or splits.


  • To improve one’s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.


  • From Middle English ryver, river, rivere, from Anglo-Norman rivere, from Old French riviere, from Vulgar Latin *rīpāria, from Latin rīpārius, from Latin rīpa, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁reyp-. riviera, and rivière. Displaced native .
  • rive + -er

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