HyperDic: tributary

English > 4 senses of the word tributary:
NOUNobjecttributary, feeder, confluent, affluenta branch that flows into the main stream
ADJECTIVEalltributary(of a stream) flowing into a larger / larger stream
alltributarypaying tribute
alltributary, conducive, contributing, contributive, contributorytending to bring about
tributary > pronunciation
Soundstrih'byahteh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > tributary: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of a stream) flowing into a larger / larger stream.
BroadersecondaryOf second rank or importance or value
Spanishtributario
Catalantributari
English > tributary: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningpaying tribute.
Example"a tributary colony"
BroaderobligatedCaused by law or conscience to follow a certain course
English > tributary: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningtending to bring about; being partly responsible for.
Synonymsconducive, contributing, contributive, contributory
Broadercausativeproducing an effect
Spanishcontribuidor, contributivo, contribuyente, favorable, propicio
Catalancontribuïdor, contributiu, propici
English > tributary: 4 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA branch that flows into the main stream.
Synonymsfeeder, confluent, affluent
BroaderbranchA stream or river connected to a larger / larger one
OppositedistributaryA branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it
Spanishafluente, tributaria, tributario
Catalanafluent, confluent

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