estuary definition

  • noun:
    • The an element of the large lower length of a river in which its existing is met because of the tides.
    • An arm of this ocean that stretches inland to meet up with the mouth of a river.
    • Coastal liquid human body where ocean tides and river water merge.
    • An ocean inlet also given by fresh river water.
    • A place in which water boils up; a spring that wells forth.
    • A passage, as the lips of a river or lake, where in fact the wave fulfills the present; an arm for the ocean; a frith.
    • An arm or inlet associated with the sea, especially one that is covered by liquid only at high-tide.
    • That part of the lips or reduced course of a river moving to the sea which is susceptible to tides; especially, an enlargement of a river station toward its lips when the action regarding the tides is very prominent.
    • a location in which liquid comes up.
    • the large section of a river in which it nears the sea; fresh and salt water combine
  • adjective:
    • owned by, or formed in, an estuary.
  • others:
    • owned by or created in an estuary: as, estuary strata.

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