rivulet

  • 1 Rivulet — Riv u*let, n. [Earlier rivolet, It. rivoletto, a dim. fr. rivolo, L. rivulus, dim. of rivus a brook. CF. {Rival}, {Rite}.] A small stream or brook; a streamlet. [1913 Webster] By fountain or by shady rivulet He sought them. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 rivulet — 1580s, from It. rivoletto, dim. of rivolo, itself a diminutive, from L. rivus stream, brook, from PIE *reiwos, lit. that which flows, from root *reie to flow, run (see RHINE (Cf. Rhine)) …

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  • 3 rivulet — ► NOUN ▪ a very small stream. ORIGIN alteration of obsolete French riveret, small river , from Latin rivus stream …

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  • 4 rivulet — [riv′yo͞o lit, riv′yəlit] n. [earlier rivolet < It rivoletto, dim. of rivolo, dim. of rivo, stream < L rivus, brook, stream: see RIVAL] a little stream; brook …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 rivulet — UK [ˈrɪvjʊlət] / US noun [countable] Word forms rivulet : singular rivulet plural rivulets a small stream of liquid …

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  • 6 rivulet — riv|u|let [ˈrıvjulıt] n written [Date: 1500 1600; : Italian; Origin: rivoletto, from Latin rivulus, from rivus stream ] a very small stream of water or liquid rivulet of ▪ rivulets of rain running down the window …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 rivulet — [[t]rɪ̱vjʊlɪt[/t]] rivulets N COUNT A rivulet is a small stream. [FORMAL] …

    English dictionary

  • 8 rivulet — upelis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mažesnė už upę natūrali vandens tėkmė. atitikmenys: angl. brook; creek; rivulet; small river; stream; streamlet vok. Bach, m; Fluss, m; Fluss kleiner, m rus. речка, f; речушка, f; ручей …

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  • 9 rivulet — noun Etymology: Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, from Latin rivulus, diminutive of rivus stream more at run Date: 1587 a small stream …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 rivulet — a small stream or brook …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 11 rivulet — /riv yeuh lit/, n. a small stream; streamlet; brook. [1580 90; earlier rivolet < It rivoletto, dim. of rivolo < L rivulus small stream] * * * …

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  • 12 rivulet — noun A small brook or stream; a streamlet …

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  • 13 rivulet —    A very small stream [16] …

    Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • 14 rivulet — Synonyms and related words: adolescent stream, arroyo, beck, bourn, braided stream, branch, brook, brooklet, burn, channel, creek, crick, flowing stream, fluviation, fresh, freshet, gill, kill, lazy stream, meandering stream, midchannel,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 rivulet — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. brook, stream, creek; see river 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 rivulet — riv|u|let [ rıvjulət ] noun count a small stream of liquid …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 rivulet — riv·u·let || rɪvjelɪt / jÊŠl n. small stream, brook, creek …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 rivulet — [ rɪvjʊlɪt] noun a very small stream. Origin C16: alt. of obs. riveret, from Fr., lit. small river …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 rivulet — n. Brook, streamlet, runnel, rill, runlet, small stream, burn …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 rivulet — noun (C) a very small stream of liquid, especially water: Rivulets of sweat ran down his face …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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