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rɪˈpɛər i ən, raɪ-ri·par·i·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. riparianadjective

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

    "riparian land"


  1. riparianadjective

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

    Etymology: From riparius .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Riparianadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. riparius, fr. ripa a bank. See River, and cf. Arrive.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Riparian

    rī-pā′ri-an, adj. belonging to a river-bank: of animals, shore-loving.—adj. Ripā′rial.—Riparian nations, nations possessing opposite banks of the same river; Riparian proprietor, an owner who has property in the soil to the centre of the stream; Riparian rights, the right of fishery belonging to the proprietor of a stream. [L. ripa, a river-bank.]


  1. Riparian

    along the river or along shore.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of riparian in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of riparian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of riparian in a Sentence

  1. John Mukum Mbaku:

    The Nile River Basin's upstream riparian states argue that The Nile Waters Agreements are unfair, inequitable and unsustainable.

  2. Forest Service:

    Reducing the population will allow range and riparian ecological conditions to recover, while also supporting herd health by reducing competition for limited food, water and habitat.

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