adverb or adjective Date: 1774 toward or at a point nearer the source of a river

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  • upriver — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ towards or situated at a point nearer the source of a river …   English terms dictionary

  • upriver — [up′riv′ər] adv., adj. toward the source of a river; in the direction against the current of a river …   English World dictionary

  • upriver — /up riv euhr/, adv., adj. in the direction of or nearer the source of a river: It s hard to paddle a canoe upriver; an upriver settlement of tribes. [1830 40, Amer.; UP + RIVER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • upriver — adverb /ʌpˈrɪvə/ (say up rivuh) 1. along a river in the direction of its source: he lived five kilometres upriver from us. –adjective /ˈʌprɪvə/ (say uprivuh) 2. situated farther up the river. 3. moving or facing upriver. Compare downriver …   Australian English dictionary

  • upriver — up|riv|er [ ʌp rıvər ] adverb in the opposite direction to the way a river flows: The boat headed upriver. ─ opposite DOWNRIVER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • upriver — UK [ʌpˈrɪvə(r)] / US [ʌpˈrɪvər] adverb in the opposite direction to the way a river flows The boat headed upriver …   English dictionary

  • upriver — adverb a) towards the source of a river b) against the current Syn: upstream Ant: downriver …   Wiktionary

  • upriver — Canadian Slang Refers to northwestern New Brunswick (Edmundston, Grand Falls, Florenceville, etc) in reference to it location from Saint John, at the southern end of the river …   English dialects glossary

  • upriver — up|riv|er [ˌʌpˈrıvə US ər] adv away from the sea towards the place where a river begins …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upriver — see up river …   English dictionary

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