Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Upstream and downstream - synonyms or related words

downriver

adjective

at or towards a place that is further along a river as it flows in the direction of the sea

downstream

adverb

in the direction that a river or stream is flowing

downstream

adjective

in a position further along a river or stream as it flows in the direction of the sea

up

adjective

moving along a river in the opposite direction that the water is flowing, or at a point along it in this direction

upriver

adverb

in the opposite direction to the way a river flows

upstream

adverb

in the opposite direction to the way a river or stream flows

upstream

adjective

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog