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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"a river," from Spanish rio, from Latin rivus "brook, stream" (see rivulet).

Rio, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 938
Housing Units (2000): 401
Land area (2000): 1.248275 sq. miles (3.233016 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.248275 sq. miles (3.233016 sq. km)
FIPS code: 68100
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 43.447914 N, 89.240557 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 53960
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Rio, WI
Rio, FL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida
Population (2000): 1028
Housing Units (2000): 622
Land area (2000): 0.400226 sq. miles (1.036581 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.507395 sq. miles (1.314146 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.907621 sq. miles (2.350727 sq. km)
FIPS code: 60550
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 27.218419 N, 80.240037 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Rio, FL
Rio, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 240
Housing Units (2000): 101
Land area (2000): 0.325366 sq. miles (0.842695 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.325366 sq. miles (0.842695 sq. km)
FIPS code: 64148
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 41.110236 N, 90.398996 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 61472
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Rio, IL
Rio (Duran Duran album)

Rio is the second studio album by the British rock band Duran Duran, originally released worldwide on 10 May 1982. It reached #2 in the UK and #1 in Australia.

The album was re-released in the United States in November 1982. It earned a Gold disc on 1 March 1983, and went Platinum on 26 April 1983, eventually reaching Double Platinum status. It peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US on 12 March 1983, and remained on the chart for 129 weeks.


Rio or Río, the Portuguese and Spanish words for river, may refer to:

Rio (windowing system)

rio is Plan 9 from Bell Labs's windowing system. It is well known for making its window management transparent to the application. This allows running rio inside of another window manager.

Rio (digital audio players)

Rio was the brand name of a line of digital audio players, best known for producing the "Diamond Rio" model that was the impetus for a lawsuit in 1998 by the Recording Industry Association of America. That lawsuit eventually failed, leading the way for the portable digital music industry to take off.

Rio was originally a brand of Diamond Multimedia, which merged with S3 Graphics in 1999. The resulting company was renamed SONICblue. On March 21, 2003, SONICblue filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and then sold off its main product lines; Rio was sold to Japanese firm D&M Holdings, forming part of their Digital Networks North America subsidiary.

Like other competitors in the digital audio player business, such as Microsoft's Zune, the Rio brand was unable to compete effectively against Apple's dominant iPod series of audio players. In August 2005, D&M Holdings announced the discontinuation of its production of audio players, after it had licensed its digital audio software technology to chipmaker SigmaTel the month before.

Rio (song)

"Rio" is the seventh single by Duran Duran. It was first released as a single in Australia, in August 1982, followed by a UK release on 1 November 1982.

The song was the fourth, final, and title single lifted from the band's album of the same name, and was edited for its release. It was issued worldwide in January 1983 and became an immediate Top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #9 on 11 December 1982.

"Rio" was released as the third single from the album in Australia, and debuted on the Kent Music Report top 100 singles chart dated 6 September 1982.

The song did not attract much notice in the United States upon its initial global release, but received very early airplay at highly influential KROQ in Los Angeles as early as 2 August 1982. After the band's breakthrough hit " Hungry Like the Wolf" stormed MTV and scaled the American charts in December 1982, radio programmers paid closer attention to the catchy melody and insistent, intricate bass line of "Rio", and Capitol Records reissued the single in March 1983 to great success.

It is one of the band's most recognisable songs, mostly due to its famous music video, which is widely regarded as symbolic of 1980s glamour and excess.

Rio (Lee Ritenour album)

Rio is an album by jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour originally recorded for the Japanese JVC Records in New York City, Santa Barbara and Rio de Janeiro. It was released in the US on Elektra Records. Today, it is available via GRP Records.

The track Rio Funk introduced the thumb bass of an unknown Marcus Miller, who went on to play with Miles Davis, and many others.

Río (Guaynabo)

Río is one of the 10 neighborhoods of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Rio (Keith Jarrett album)

Rio is a recording of solo piano improvisations by Keith Jarrett, recorded live at the Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro on April 9, 2011, released as a two CD set on the ECM label.

Rio (1939 film)

Rio is a 1939 American film directed by John Brahm, starring Basil Rathbone and Victor McLaglen.

Rio (Uri Caine album)

Rio is an album by Uri Caine which was recorded and released on the Winter & Winter label in 2001. The album explores Brazilian music, and features of large ensemble of Braziliam musicians with an emphasis on percussion.

Rio (2011 film)

Rio is a 2011 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure- comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and directed by Carlos Saldanha. The title refers to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, where the film is set. The film features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, George Lopez, and Jamie Foxx. It tells the story of Blu (Eisenberg), a male Spix's macaw who is taken to Rio de Janeiro to mate with a free-spirited female Spix's macaw, Jewel (Hathaway). The two eventually fall in love, and together they have to escape from being smuggled by Nigel (Clement), a cockatoo. The theme song, "Telling the World" was performed by Taio Cruz.

Saldanha developed his first story concept of Rio in 1995, in which a penguin is washed up in Rio. Saldanha learned of the production of the films Happy Feet (2006) and Surf's Up (2007), and changed the concept to involve macaws and their environments in Rio. He proposed his idea to Chris Wedge in 2006, and the project was set up at Blue Sky. The main voice actors were approached in 2009. During production, the crew visited Rio de Janeiro and also consulted with an expert on macaws at the Bronx Zoo to study their movements.

Rio premiered on March 22, 2011 in Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, and had its general release on April 15, 2011 in North America. The film received generally positive reviews from film critics. Observers praised the visuals, voice acting, and music. The film was also a box office success, grossing over $143 million in the United States and $484 million worldwide. The film was nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song " Real in Rio", but lost to the other nominee, " Man or Muppet" from The Muppets. A sequel, Rio 2, was released on April 11, 2014.

Rio (franchise)

The Rio franchise is produced by Blue Sky Studios, a division of 20th Century Fox.

Río (Aterciopelados album)

'Río ' is a 2008 album by Aterciopelados. The album is environmentally themed, lamenting the pollution of the Bogota River.

Usage examples of "rio".

Dunns River waterfalls near Ocho Rios and shop in the open markets for John Crow beads, coral, alabaster, and jipijapa straw baskets.

The district of Tandil, to which it has given its name, includes all the south of the Province of Buenos Ayres, and terminates in a river which conveys north all the RIOS that take their rise on its slopes.

An hour and a half later, the equipment had been processed and marked for in-island transport to Boscobel Airfield, in Ocho Rios.

So I knew where his shop was: Rione Monti, built in part over the old Suburra of the ancient Romans.

The palace was in the Rione di Sant'Eustachio, facing its own piazza and surrounded by extensive gardens.

It's still early enough in the day for the road to be relatively uncongested and we speed along past Runaway Bay and Ocho Rios without incident.