AskDefine | Define riverbed

Dictionary Definition

riverbed n : a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a river [syn: river bottom]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The path where a river runs, or where a river once ran; the bottom earthen part of a river, not including the riverbanks.

Extensive Definition

Riverbed may refer to:
  • Stream bed, the channel bottom of a stream or river or creek
  • Wadi, a dry riverbed that contains water only during times of heavy rain
  • Riverbed Technology, an American technology company
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