Definitions for riptideˈrɪpˌtaɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a tide that opposes another or other tides, causing a violent disturbance in the sea.

    Category: Oceanography

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrent(noun)

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

  2. riptide, rip current(noun)

    a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore


  1. riptide(Noun)

    A strong flow of water away from the shore of the ocean.

    This beach suffers from a riptide that can easily sweep you out to sea.


  1. Riptide

    Riptide is an American TV detective series that ran on NBC from 1984 to 1986, starring Perry King, Joe Penny, and Thom Bray. Riptide was created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell, and produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions. The main theme was composed by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter. A mid-season replacement, it debuted as a two-hour TV movie in early 1984.

Anagrams of riptide

  1. tide rip

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