- in the direction of or nearer the source of a river: It's hard to paddle a canoe upriver; an upriver settlement of tribes.
Origin of upriver
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Examples from the Web for upriver
In a rather unfortunate coincidence, the chemical plant is just upriver from a water intake facility.In West Virginia Water, an Environmental Nightmare Borders on Crisis
January 10, 2014
As if moved by the same impulse, the three strangers turned their heads and looked south-westward, upriver.The Pathless Trail</p>
Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Revel looked for globes, and saw them upriver, lifting and falling uncertainly.The Buttoned Sky
Geoff St. Reynard
Upriver the sky was darkened almost to black, and Gray Cloud smelled snow in the air.
He thought he heard something moving through the bushes on the upriver side of the island.
But upriver and down the spoil of axe and saw lay in red booms along the bunk.Burned Bridges</p>
Bertrand W. Sinclair
- towards or near the source of a river
- an area located upstream
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