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Toe vs River - What's the difference?

toe | river |

As a pronoun toe

is .

As a proper noun river is





(en noun)
  • Each of the five digits on the end of the foot.
  • An equivalent part in an animal.
  • That part of a shoe or sock covering the toe.
  • Something resembling a toe, especially at the bottom or extreme end of something.
  • (golf) the extreme end of the head of a club.
    (cricket) the tip of the bat farthest from the handle
    (kayaking) the bow; the front of the kayak.
    (geology) a bulbous protrusion at the front of a lava flow
  • (dance) An advanced form of ballet primarily for the females, dancing ballet primarily using a Pointe shoe.
  • An alignment of the wheels of a road vehicle with positive toe' (or '''toe''' in) signifying that the wheels are closer together at the front than at the back and negative '''toe''' (or ' toe out) the opposite.
  • (engineering) The journal, or pivot, at the lower end of a revolving shaft or spindle, which rests in a step.
  • (engineering) A lateral projection at one end, or between the ends, of a piece, such as a rod or bolt, by means of which it is moved.
  • (engineering) A projection from the periphery of a revolving piece, acting as a cam to lift another piece.
  • (carpentry) the long side of an angled cut
  • Synonyms

    * (an equivalent part in an animal) hoof


    * (each of the five digits on the end of the foot) heel * (front of the kayak) tail * (angled cut in carpentry) heel


    * (each of the five digits on the end of the foot) *: hallux, big toe, great toe *: second toe, long toe *: third toe, middle toe *: fourth toe, ring toe *: fifth toe, little toe, pinky toe, baby toe


    * (each of the five digits on the end of the foot) foot


    * (each of the five digits on the end of the foot) nail

    Derived terms

    * heel-and-toe * toeside * toeboard * toeclip * toe jump * toenail * toe ring * toe stop

    Coordinate terms

    * (each of the five digits on the end of the foot) finger


  • To furnish with a toe.
  • To touch, tap or kick with the toes.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Mark Vesty , title=Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Just five minutes later the turnaround was complete when Arshavin toed the ball through to Bendtner, who slotted into the left corner from close range just before half-time. }}
  • To touch or reach with the toes; to come fully up to.
  • to toe the mark
  • (construction) To fasten (a piece) by driving a fastener at a near-45-degree angle through the side (of the piece) into the piece to which it is to be fastened.
  • The framers toed the irregular pieces into the sill.
  • (golf) To mishit a golf ball with the toe of the club.
  • Derived terms

    * toe the line

    See also

    * hang five * hang ten * tiptoe * TOE


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), from .


    (en noun)
  • A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, ending at an ocean or in an inland sea.
  • * 1908 , (Kenneth Grahame), (The Wind in the Willows)
  • By the side of the river' he trotted as one trots, when very small, by the side of a man who holds one spell-bound by exciting stories; and when tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the ' river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=28, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= High and wet , passage=Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale. The early, intense onset of the monsoon on June 14th swelled rivers , washing away roads, bridges, hotels and even whole villages. Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes, burying victims under rubble and sludge.}}
  • Any large flow of a liquid in a single body.
  • (poker) The last card dealt in a hand.
  • Derived terms
    * cry someone a river * riverbank * riverbed * river basin * river bed * river birch * river blindness * riverboat/river boat * river bottom * river boulder * river dolphin * river duck * riverfront * river hog * river horse * riverine * river lamprey * river limper * river mouth * river otter * river pear * river prawn * river runner * river shad * riverside * riverward * riverway * sell down the river * submarine river * up the river * (river)
    See also


    (en verb)
  • (poker) To improve one’s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.
  • Johnny rivered me by drawing that ace of spades.

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • One who rives or splits.
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