Tributary

  • 1 Tributary — Trib u*ta*ry, a. [OE. tributaire, F. tributaire, L. tributarius. See {Tribute}.] 1. Paying tribute to another, either from compulsion, as an acknowledgment of submission, or to secure protection, or for the purpose of purchasing peace. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tributary — [trib′yo͞o ter΄ē, trib′yəter΄ē] adj. [ME tributarie < L tributarius] 1. paying tribute 2. under another s control; subject [a tributary nation] 3. in the nature of tribute; owed or paid as tribute 4. a) making additions or furnishing supplies; …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Tributary — Trib u*ta*ry, n.; pl. {Tributaries}. 1. 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 tributary — index contributory, inferior (lower in position) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 tributary — (adj.) late 14c., paying tribute, from L. tributarius liable to tax or tribute, from tributum (see TRIBUTE (Cf. tribute)). The noun sense of one who pays tribute is recorded from early 15c. Meaning stream that flows into a larger body is from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 tributary — adj *subordinate, secondary, dependent, subject, collateral Analogous words: conquered, vanquished, subjugated, subdued (see CONQUER): *auxiliary, subsidiary, ancillary, adjuvant, contributory …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 tributary — [adj] secondary; branch accessory, dependent, feeding, minor, satellite, shoot, side, sub, subject, subordinate, under; concept 560 Ant. original, primary, source …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 tributary — ► NOUN (pl. tributaries) 1) a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake. 2) historical a person or state that pays tribute to another state or ruler. ORIGIN Latin tributarius, from tributum (see TRIBUTE(Cf. ↑tribute)) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Tributary — This article is about a lesser flow of water. For other uses, see Tributary (disambiguation). For other uses of Confluence (which redirects here), see Confluence (disambiguation). Biała Lądecka, a right tributary of Nysa Kłodzka in Poland,… …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 tributary — [[t]trɪ̱bjʊtəri, AM teri[/t]] tributaries N COUNT: oft N n A tributary is a stream or river that flows into a larger one. ...the Napo river, a tributary of the Amazon. ...a small tributary river …

    English dictionary

  • 11 tributary — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ main, major TRIBUTARY + VERB ▪ drain sth, drain into sth, feed sth, flow into sth ▪ The river is fed by several small tributaries …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 tributary — I UK [ˈtrɪbjʊt(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈtrɪbjəˌterɪ] noun [countable] Word forms tributary : singular tributary plural tributaries a small river that flows into a larger river II UK [ˈtrɪbjʊt(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈtrɪbjəˌterɪ] adjective formal paid as a tribute …

    English dictionary

  • 13 tributary — I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. paying tribute to another to acknowledge submission, to obtain protection, or to purchase peace ; subject 2. paid or owed as tribute < tributary gifts > 3. channeling material or supplies into something more… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 tributary — tributarily, adv. /trib yeuh ter ee/, n., pl. tributaries, adj. n. 1. a stream that flows to a larger stream or other body of water. 2. a person or nation that pays tribute in acknowledgment of subjugation or the like. adj. 3. (of a stream)… …

    Universalium

  • 15 tributary —   one river joining another. Usually the smaller of the two is labelled the tributary, and the larger is the main channel …

    Geography glossary

  • 16 tributary — intakas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Upė, įtekanti į kitą upę ar ežerą. Į pagrindinę upę įtekantys intakai vadinami pirmos eilės intakais, įtekantys į pagrindinės upės intaką – antros eilės ir t. t. atitikmenys: angl.… …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 17 tributary — /tribyat(eh)riy/ Any stream flowing directly or indirectly into a river. Bull v. Siegrist, 169 Or. 180, 126 P.2d 832, 834 tributary, adj /tribyat(eh)riy/ Paying or yielding tribute, taxed or assessed by tribute …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 tributary — A stream which empties into or feeds another stream, as in the case of the Missouri River and the Mississippi River. In a general sense a stream is tributary to a river when the stream empties into another river which empties into that river.… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 tributary — n. & adj. n. (pl. ies) 1 a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake. 2 hist. a person or State paying or subject to tribute. adj. 1 (of a river etc.) that is a tributary. 2 hist. a paying tribute. b serving as tribute. Derivatives:… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 tributary — a stream or river that enters a larger body of water, either another river or a lake …

    Dictionary of ichthyology