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Tributary vs. River — What's the Difference?

Tributary vs. River — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Tributary and River

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Tributary

A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem (or parent) river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean.
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River

A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases, a river flows into the ground and becomes dry at the end of its course without reaching another body of water.
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Tributary

A stream that flows into a larger stream or other body of water.
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River

A large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river
The Mekong River
River pollution
The River Danube
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Tributary

A ruler or nation that pays tribute.
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River

Abbr. R. A large natural stream of water emptying into an ocean, lake, or other body of water and usually fed along its course by converging tributaries.
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Tributary

Making additions or yielding supplies; contributory.
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River

A stream or abundant flow
A river of tears.
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Tributary

Paid in tribute.
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River

The fifth and last of the community cards in various poker games, especially Texas hold'em.
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Tributary

Paying tribute
A tributary colony.
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River

To win a hand in poker by beating (someone) on the basis of the last community card that is turned up.
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Tributary

(hydrology) A natural water stream that flows into a larger river or other body of water.
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River

A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, oftentimes ending in another body of water, such as an ocean or in an inland sea.
Occasionally rivers overflow their banks and cause floods.
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Tributary

(anatomy) A vein which drains into a another vein.
The great saphenous vein is a tributary of the femoral vein.
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River

Any large flow of a liquid in a single body.
A river of blood
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Tributary

A nation, state, or other entity that pays tribute.
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River

(poker) The last card dealt in a hand.
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Tributary

Related to the paying of tribute.
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River

(typography) A visually undesirable effect of white space running down a page, caused by spaces between words on consecutive lines happening to coincide.
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Tributary

Subordinate; inferior
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River

One who rives or splits.
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Tributary

Yielding supplies of any kind; serving to form or make up, a greater object of the same kind, as a part, branch, etc.; contributing.
The Ohio has many tributary streams, and is itself tributary to the Mississippi.
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River

(poker) To improve one’s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.
Johnny rivered me by drawing that ace of spades.
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Tributary

Paying tribute to another, either from compulsion, as an acknowledgment of submission, or to secure protection, or for the purpose of purchasing peace.
[Julius] unto Rome made them tributary.
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River

One who rives or splits.
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Tributary

Hence, subject; subordinate; inferior.
He to grace his tributary gods.
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River

A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream; a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.
Transparent and sparkling rivers, from which it is delightful to drink as they flow.
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Tributary

Paid in tribute.
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River

Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers of blood; rivers of oil.
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Tributary

Yielding supplies of any kind; serving to form or make up, a greater object of the same kind, as a part, branch, etc.; contributing; as, the Ohio has many tributary streams, and is itself tributary to the Mississippi.
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River

To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl.
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Tributary

A ruler or state that pays tribute, or a stated sum, to a conquering power, for the purpose of securing peace and protection, or as an acknowledgment of submission, or for the purchase of security.
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River

A large natural stream of water (larger than a creek);
The river was navigable for 50 miles
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Tributary

A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; an affluent.
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Tributary

A branch that flows into the main stream
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Tributary

Of a stream; flowing into a larger stream
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Tributary

Paying tribute;
A tributary colony
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Tributary

Tending to bring about; being partly responsible for;
Working conditions are not conducive to productivity
The seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city
A contributory factor
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