Definition of Estuary

1. Noun. The wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix.

Generic synonyms: Body Of Water, Water
Specialized synonyms: Firth
Specialized synonyms: Humber, Para, Para River, La Plata, Plata River, Rio De La Plata
Group relationships: River
Derivative terms: Estuarial



Definition of Estuary

1. n. A place where water boils up; a spring that wells forth.

2. a. Belonging to, or formed in, an estuary; as, estuary strata.

Definition of Estuary

1. Noun. Coastal water body where ocean tides and river water merge. ¹

2. Noun. An ocean inlet also fed by fresh river water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Estuary

1. an inlet of the sea at a river's lower end [n -ARIES]

Medical Definition of Estuary

1. An inlet or arm of the sea, especially the wide mouth of a river, where the tide meets the current. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Estuary

estros
estrous
estrous cycle
estrual
estrum
estrums
estrus detection
estrus synchronization
estruses
ests
estuarial
estuaries
estuarine
estuary (current term)
estuate
estuated
estuates
estuating
estuation
estuations
estufa
estufas
esture
esu
esurience
esuriences
esuriencies
esuriency

Literary usage of Estuary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The high training works in the Dee estuary, carried out in the i8th century with the object of land reclamation, unduly narrowed the channel, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The scouring current predominates at one time in one part and at another time elsewhere, во that slack water is never permanent in any part of the estuary, ..."

3. Handbook on Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention and Control Planning (1993)
"National estuary Program With the 1987 passage of CWA amendments (Section 320), Congress created the National estuary Program (NEP) to identify nationally ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"model of the Mersey estuary, from near Warrington to the open sea beyond the ... The influence of training walls in the wide upper estuary on the channel ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The high training works in the Dee estuary, carried out in the i8th century with the object of land reclamation, unduly narrowed the channel, ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The scouring current predominates at one time in one part and at another time elsewhere, во that slack water is never permanent in any part of the estuary, ..."

7. Handbook on Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention and Control Planning (1993)
"National estuary Program With the 1987 passage of CWA amendments (Section 320), Congress created the National estuary Program (NEP) to identify nationally ..."

8. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"model of the Mersey estuary, from near Warrington to the open sea beyond the ... The influence of training walls in the wide upper estuary on the channel ..."

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