Meander

Science / Geology / Meander: Broad, semicircular curves in a stream that develop as the stream erodes the outer bank of a curve and deposits sediment against the inner bank.

Other Words for Meander

Meander Noun Synonyms: wander, ramble, zigzag, snake, wind, twist, turn, stroll, amble, rove, mosey, swan around or about
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Meandering Stream

Science / Geology / Meandering Stream: A stream that has many bends (meanders). This type of drainage pattern usually develops on a nearly level landscape and where the banks of the stream are easily eroded. MORE

Cyclonic Ring

Science / Tides and Currents / Cyclonic Ring: A meander breaking off from the main oceanic current and spinning in a counter-clockwise direction in the northern hemisphere (clockwise in southern). MORE

Anticyclonic Ring

Science / Tides and Currents / Anticyclonic Ring: A meander breaking off from the main oceanic current and spinning in a clockwise direction in the northern hemisphere (counter-clockwise in southern). MORE

Old Age

Science / Geology / Old Age: A stage in the development of a landscape when streams have a low gradient and meander back and forth across broad floodplains. The landscape is marked by meander scars and oxbow lakes. MORE

Oxbow Lake

Science / Geology / Oxbow Lake: A long, broad, crescent-shaped lake formed when a stream abandons a meander and takes a new course. MORE

Alliteration

Entertainment / Literature / Alliteration: Repeating a consonant sound in close proximity to others, or beginning several words with the same vowel sound. For instance, the phrase 'buckets of big blue berries' alliterates with the consonant b. MORE

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