deriver: to divert water (13th cent., Job; gramm. fig. etc.), derivation (1377, L.) -atif (15th cent.), from Latin derivare, -atio, -ativus, in a proper and fig. sense (from rivus, stream).
deriver: to remove from the water's edge (14th cent. B), comp. of rive (water's edge).
deriver: (mar.) to drift (16th cent., A. d'Aubigne, var. of driver), infl. by Eng. drive (push). Der: derive, -atio (1690, Furetiere).
deriver: to undo what is riveted. See river.
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