Tributary Definition

trĭbyə-tĕrē
tributaries
noun
tributaries
A tributary stream or river.
Webster's New World
A tributary nation or ruler.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
distributary
adjective
Making additions or yielding supplies; contributory.
American Heritage
Owed or paid as tribute.
Webster's New World
Paying tribute.
Webster's New World
Under another's control; subject.
A tributary nation.
Webster's New World
Flowing into a larger one.
A tributary stream.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Tributary

Noun

Singular:
tributary
Plural:
tributaries

Origin of Tributary

  • Middle English tributarie paying tribute from Latin tribūtārius from tribūtum tribute tribute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English tributarie (“paying tribute"), from Latin tributarius, from tributum (“tribute").

    From Wiktionary

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