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Politics is just a function of business now, just a tributary of the great entrepreneurial capitalist system.
David Hare

Meaning of "tributary" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TRIBUTARY

tributary  [ˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TRIBUTARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tributary can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES TRIBUTARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tributary

Tributary

A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a main stem river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Tributaries and the main stem river serve to drain the surrounding drainage basin of its surface water and groundwater by leading the water out into an ocean or sea. A confluence, where two or more bodies of water meet together, usually refers to the joining of tributaries. The opposite to a tributary is a distributary, a river or stream that branches off from and flows away from the main stream. Distributaries are most often found in river deltas.

Definition of tributary in the English dictionary

The first definition of tributary in the dictionary is a stream, river, or glacier that feeds another larger one. Other definition of tributary is a person, nation, or people that pays tribute. Tributary is also feeding a larger stream.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TRIBUTARY


circumlocutory
ˌsɜ:kəmˈlɒkjʊtərɪ
contributory
kənˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ
coterie
ˈkəʊtərɪ
distributary
dɪˈstrɪbjʊtərɪ
executary
ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtərɪ
executory
ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtərɪ
insalutary
ɪnˈsæljʊtərɪ
interlocutory
ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtərɪ
locomotory
ˌləʊkəˈməʊtərɪ
locutory
ˈlɒkjʊtərɪ
motory
ˈməʊtərɪ
noncontributory
ˌnɒnkənˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ
notary
ˈnəʊtərɪ
otary
ˈəʊtərɪ
prothonotary
ˌprəʊθəˈnəʊtərɪ
retributory
rɪˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ
rotary
ˈrəʊtərɪ
salutary
ˈsæljʊtərɪ
statutory
ˈstætjʊtərɪ
votary
ˈvəʊtərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TRIBUTARY

tribromomethane
tribulate
tribulation
tribunal
tribunary
tribunate
tribune
Tribune Group
tribuneship
tribunicial
tribunician
Tribunite
tribunitial
tribunitian
tributaries
tributarily
tributariness
tribute
tribute band
tributer

WORDS THAT END LIKE TRIBUTARY

commentary
complementary
complimentary
contributary
dietary
documentary
elementary
hereditary
military
momentary
monetary
parliamentary
planetary
proprietary
sanitary
secretary
solitary
supplementary
the military
voluntary

Synonyms and antonyms of tributary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tributary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TRIBUTARY

Find out the translation of tributary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tributary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tributary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

支流
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

afluente
570 millions of speakers

English

tributary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सहायक नदी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رافد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приток
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

afluente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপনদী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

affluent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anak sungai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zufluss
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

支流
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지류
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Anak perusahaan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhánh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துணை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उपनदी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ırmağa karışan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

affluente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dopływem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

приплив
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

afluent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παραπόταμος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sytak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

biflod
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sideelv
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tributary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TRIBUTARY»

The term «tributary» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.248 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TRIBUTARY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tributary

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QUOTES WITH «TRIBUTARY»

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David Hare
Politics is just a function of business now, just a tributary of the great entrepreneurial capitalist system.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRIBUTARY»

Discover the use of tributary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tributary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The State and the Tributary Mode of Production
In this groundbreaking critique of both traditional and Marxist notions of feudalism and of the pre-capitalist state, John Haldon considers the configuration of state and social relations in medieval Europe and Mughal India as well as in ...
John F. Haldon, 1993
2
Tributary
Drawing upon the author's experiences as a doctor, this thoughtful collection of poems inspires calmness and personal reflection.
Rae Varcoe, 2007
3
Bourne and Tributary
It's possible to beat a She-Wolf. But you cannot keep her down...The Betarrinis and the boys they love are back with these two novellas that follow Waterfall, Cascade and Torrent.In Bourne, the story picks up right where Torrent left off.
Lisa Tawn Bergren, 2012
4
Tributary
Praise. for. Tributary. “You'll love resolute Clair Martin, the equal of any man —or religion. Clair's strength and survival are the heritage of western women.” — Sandra Dallas, author of True Sisters “Seldom does a novel come along that is as  ...
Barbara K. Richardson, 2013
5
The European Tributary States of the Ottoman Empire in the ...
The European Tributary States is the first attempt to give a comprehensive overview of the similarities and differences in the Ottoman Empire’s relationship to Moldavia, Wallachia, Transylvania, Ragusa, the Crimean Khanate as well as the ...
Gábor Kármán, Lovro Kun?evi?, 2013
6
Tributary Empires in Global History
In doing so, the essays draw attention to the importance of these earlier forms form of imperialism to broaden our perspective on modern concerns about empire and the legacy of colonialism.
Peter Fibiger Bang, C. A. Bayly, 2011
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The Incorporation and Integration of the King's Tributary ...
Inspired by transnational research on medieval state formation, this book presents a comprehensive study of the political incorporation and subsequent judicial and administrative integration of Iceland, the Faroes, Shetland, and Orkney, ...
Randi Bj W. Rdahl, 2011
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Optical Networking Standards: A Comprehensive Guide for ...
A Comprehensive Guide Khurram Kazi. PSI [2] PSI [3] PSI [4] PSI [5] PSI [6] PSI [7 ] PSI [8] PSI [9] PSI [10] PSI [11] PSI [12] PSI [13] PSI [14] PSI [15] PSI [16] PSI [17] Tributary Slot Number 1 Tributary Slot Number 2 Tributary Slot Number 3 ...
Khurram Kazi, 2007
9
The Cambridge History of China: Volume 8, The Ming Dynasty
CHAPTER 5 SINO-KOREAN TRIBUTARY RELATIONS UNDER THEMING THE PATTERN OF SINO-KOREAN TRIBUTARY RELATIONS Korea is often referred to as a model Chinese tributary state. Indeed, it would be difficult to exaggerate ...
Denis C. Twitchett, Frederick W. Mote, 1998
10
Map As Art, The: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography
Arranged by themes including personal terrain, inner visions, and global reckoning, a catalog collects 350 works by an international range of artists creating map-related works of art.
Katharine Harmon, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TRIBUTARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tributary is used in the context of the following news items.
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WVU Researchers Test Monongahela River Tributary for Radium in …
An expert at WVU and West Virginia Water Research Institute is investigating radium levels in a Pennsylvania creek that is a tributary to the Monongahela River. «WBOY-TV, Jul 15»
2
Sewage leaked into Tryon Creek tributary for a year before Portland …
Sewage leaked into an unnamed tributary of Tryon Creek in Southwest Portland since at least last summer before officials fixed the problem Tuesday. Bureau of ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
3
Manatee spotted in tributary off Chesapeake Bay near Waldorf, Md.
But this week one was spotted in a tributary off the Potomac River near Waldorf. Officials with the National Aquarium said in a blog they run that the manatee was ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Lower Columbia tributary summer steelhead returns similar to last …
Here are the latest hatchery summer-run steelhead returns to Lower Columbia hatcheries, which according to Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist are ... «The Seattle Times, Jun 15»
5
DEP to test Mon River tributary for radiation
The state Department of Environmental Protection is investigating why elevated levels of radiation have been found in a Monongahela River tributary. The DEP ... «Pittsburgh Business Times, Jun 15»
6
Sewage spill sends 250000 gallons into Walnut Creek tributary
AUSTIN – Austin Water reported on Tuesday that 250,000 gallons of wastewater spilled from an 8-inch line into a Walnut Creek tributary. According to Austin ... «KVUE, Jun 15»
7
Oil well flare sprays oil, brine into ND river tributary
RAY, N.D. — North Dakota health officials say a natural gas flare at an oil pad has sprayed a mix of oil and brine into a tributary of the east fork of the Little ... «Bakken.com, May 15»
8
Brine Spill Impacts Tributary
A significant amount reached water in a tributary of Smishek Lake, a recreational spot in ... But about a mile long stretch of the tributary will be heavily impacted. «KXNet.com, May 15»
9
Thousands of gallons of sewage spill into Potomac tributary
Most of the sewage is being contained in a low-lying area behind homes on North Huron Drive, but some of it has reached Oxon Run tributary that flows into the ... «WTOP, May 15»
10
Utah Lit: 'Tributary' by Barbara K. Richardson
Barbara K. Richardson's novel "Tributary" celebrates independence, personal grit, the broad definition of family and wide open spaces. On Friday at 12:15 p.m., ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Apr 15»

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