(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. waterway (see water).
(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]
Syn. wave, swell, outpouring; see flood 1 , plenty .
sell down the river*,
Syn. betray, cheat, desert; see betray 1 , deceive .
up the river*,
Syn. imprisoned, jailed, in jail; see confined 3 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
waterway, tributary, branch, estuary, stream, brook, creek, feeder, torrent, rapids, freshet, rill. ''A wet highway.''—Leonard Levinson.
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

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