Definitions for riparianrɪˈpɛər i ən, raɪ-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word riparian

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ri•par•i•anrɪˈpɛər i ən, raɪ-(adj.)

  1. of, situated, or dwelling on the bank of a river or other body of water.

Origin of riparian:

1840–50; < L rīpāri(us) that frequents riverbanks (rīp(a) bank of a river1+-ārius -ary ) + -an1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. riparian(adj)

    of or relating to or located on the banks of a river or stream

    "riparian land"


  1. riparian(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the bank of a river or stream.

  2. Origin: From riparius .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Riparian(adj)

    of or pertaining to the bank of a river; as, riparian rights


Find a translation for the riparian definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these riparian definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"riparian." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for riparian?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for riparian: