- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. waterway (see water).II(Roget's IV) n.1. [Flowing water]Syn. stream, flow, course, current, tributary, branch, estuary, rivulet, river system, creek, brook, watercourse, waterway.Famous rivers include: Seine, Rhône, Loire, Thames, Severn, Avon, Clyde, Danube, Rhine, Elbe, Don, Volga, Yenisei, Dnieper, Vistula, Nile, Euphrates, Mekong, Tigris, Ganges, Indus, Irrawaddy, Yellow, Yangste-Kiang, Niger, Congo, Zambesi, St. Lawrence, Saskatchewan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Platte, Delaware, Connecticut, Mohawk, Columbia, Gila, Colorado, Snake, Hudson, Rio Grande, Yukon, Amazon, Orinoco, La Plata, Murray.2. [Anything likened to a river, sense 1]• sell down the river*,• up the river*,Syn. imprisoned, jailed, in jail; see confined 3 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.waterway, tributary, branch, estuary, stream, brook, creek, feeder, torrent, rapids, freshet, rill. ''A wet highway.''—Leonard Levinson.WORD FIND• artificial channel: sluice• brook, tiny: rill, runnel• cross a: ford• dam: weir• deposits of silt left behind by: alluvium• eddy that is foaming and violent: souse hole• embankment protecting against flooding: levee• fear of water: hydrophobia• flooding, area nearby that is susceptible to: floodplain• intertwined with several branches: braided river• island in: holm• loop of water sometimes separated from main river: oxbow• mill wheel, turns: millrace• ocean between high banks: fiord• passage of smooth water between rocks: tongue• rate of descent: gradient• referring to riverbank area: riparian• referring to rivers: fluvial• ridge of sand or silt: bar• rotating current: eddy• science of water in motion: hydraulics• sediment left in triangular mound at mouth of: delta• shallow area surrounded by deeper water: shoal• shallow stream with ripples made by cobbles or rocks: riffle• slow-moving deep water: pool• standing wave among rapids: *rooster, *haystack• steep, narrow stretch of descending water: chute• surrounding area contributing water: watershed• tidal: estuary• underground: aquifer, groundwater• upwelling or mounding water current: boil• waterfall: cataract• winding section: meander, bend
English dictionary for students. 2013.