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RIPTIDE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does riptide mean? 

RIPTIDE (noun)
  The noun RIPTIDE has 2 senses:

1. a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
2. a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore

  Familiarity information: RIPTIDE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIPTIDE (noun)


Sense 1riptide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

countercurrent; crosscurrent; riptide; tide rip; rip

Hypernyms ("riptide" is a kind of...):

turbulence; turbulency (unstable flow of a liquid or gas)


Sense 2riptide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

rip current; riptide

Hypernyms ("riptide" is a kind of...):

current; stream (a steady flow (usually from natural causes))

Holonyms ("riptide" is a part of...):

tide (the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon)


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