Rip Current

Science / Geology / Rip Current: A strong, narrow current of high velocity and short duration that flows seaward through the breaker zone. Caused when a build up of water pushed onto the beach by winds and waves returns seaward.

Other Words for Current

Current Noun Synonyms: course, progress, tendency, tenor, drift, trend, inclination, mainstream
Current Adjective Synonyms: contemporary, ongoing, present, contemporaneous, simultaneous, coeval

Other Words for Rip

Rip Adjective Synonyms: tear, rent, split, gash, slash, rift, cleft, rupture
Rip Verb Synonyms: tear (apart or asunder), rend, be torn or rent, split, cut (apart)

Littoral Current

Science / Tides and Currents / Littoral Current: A current in the littoral zone such as a long shore or rip current. MORE

Long Shore Current

Science / Tides and Currents / Long Shore Current: A current paralleling the shore largely within the surf zone. It is caused by the excess water brought to the zone by the small net mass transport of wind waves. Long shore currents feed into rip curr MORE

Rotary Current

Science / Tides and Currents / Rotary Current: A tidal current that flows continually with the direction of flow changing through all points of the compass during the tidal period. Rotary currents are usually found offshore where the direction of MORE

Rna Transcript

Science / Biology / Rna Transcript: Term applied to RNA transcribed in the nucleus. MORE

River Current

Science / Tides and Currents / River Current: The gravity-induced seaward flow of fresh water originating from the drainage basin of a river. In the fresh water portion of the river below head of tide, the river current is alternately increased a MORE

Round Trip

Life Style / Travel / Round Trip: A trip that starts in a location and goes to a different location and goes back to the starting point. This is the most common method of travel for the average vacationer. MORE