Definition Of tributary


a person or state that pays tribute to another state or ruler.

tributaries of the Ottoman empire

a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake.

the Illinois River, a tributary of the Mississippi

Example Of tributary

  • Another tip is to look for tributary streams flowing into the main river.

  • Bags of household rubbish have been dumped into two streams - tributaries of the River Dalgan - while others have been thrown across fences and gateways into private property.

  • But this map also clearly shows that the river has many canals, streams, branches and tributaries .

  • By what magic do they find their way back not just to the right river mouth, or the right tributary of that river, but to the precise little stream where they once hatched?

  • Floodwater from this growing lake moved up tributary rivers.

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