Definition of upriver in English:

upriver

adjective & adverb

  • Toward or situated at a point nearer the source of a river.

    as adverb ‘the salmon head upriver to spawn’
    as adjective ‘they headed for the upriver side’
    • ‘From Iquitos, it is an all-day boat ride upriver to the Rainforest Lodge.’
    • ‘If there has been a torrential downpour upriver, it will have an affect on water levels.’
    • ‘It is not known in detail to what extent grayling move around in a river system, though some believe that they follow salmon upriver during spawning to feed on their eggs.’
    • ‘They spend three to five years in the ocean, then make a difficult journey back upriver to spawn.’
    • ‘They headed south, upriver past Red Buttes, and camped at a grassy spot a few miles above the mouth of what is now called Bates Creek.’
    • ‘Russian sturgeon are caught at the end of their reproductive cycle, when they have left the sea and started swimming upriver to spawn: their eggs are riper, softer and older.’
    • ‘The drawing included a lake, parkland, retail outlets, a middle school and housing that would serve as a gateway to upriver trails and bikeways.’
    • ‘And as she sailed upriver, she became the first Royal Navy warship to pass under the new Millennium Bridge - the ‘winking eye’.’
    • ‘In the 18th century, Dublin Bay was considered a dangerous place for ships trying to enter the river Liffey and move upriver to the city centre.’
    • ‘As the wind tried to blow us away, we struggled upriver towards a lone hawthorn bush where the river made a right hand sweep, it was an area where I had caught decent chub in the past.’
    • ‘Waterfowl, such as the gaudy mandarin duck, no longer nest in its wetlands; fish have been driven upriver or out to sea, or have gone extinct.’
    • ‘This paper is based on field research in the mid-1990s in a remote upriver Kayan community on the Baram River in Sarawak, East Malaysia.’
    • ‘Justina is spending her spare time visiting upriver longhouses where whole communities live under one roof in some cases surrounded by skulls which hang from the rafters as a grisly reminder of days past.’
    • ‘They reach the river, and Bill goes upriver to fly-fish, and Jake stays to use the worms.’
    • ‘This became increasingly difficult as the boat worked its way upriver because the river narrowed and became more unpredictable.’
    • ‘He watched them disappear upriver and they watched him drift back toward civilization.’
    • ‘Already by 1760 some upriver communities were calling on the Nova Scotia government to restrict net fishing at the mouths of rivers.’
    • ‘I live on the Hudson, a tidal river with a wedge of salt flowing upriver under the surface.’
    • ‘On many rivers of the region, upriver residents had been defending their rights to a share of the river fisheries since the earliest days of settlement.’
    • ‘One clever sea lion found his way into one of the dam's fish ladders, which allow salmon to bypass the dam's power station on their way to spawning grounds upriver.’

Pronunciation

upriver

/ˌəpˈrivər//ˌəpˈrɪvər/