Definitions for undertowˈʌn dərˌtoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•towˈʌn dərˌtoʊ(n.)

  1. the seaward, subsurface flow of water from waves breaking on a beach.

    Category: Oceanography

  2. any strong subsurface current, moving in a direction different from that of the surface current.

    Category: Oceanography

Origin of undertow:

1810–20

Princeton's WordNet

  1. undertow(noun)

    an inclination contrary to the strongest or prevailing feeling

    "his account had a poignant undertow of regret"

  2. undertow, sea puss, sea-puss, sea purse, sea-purse, sea-poose(noun)

    the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore

Wiktionary

  1. undertow(Noun)

    a strong flow of water returning seaward from the shore.

  2. undertow(Noun)

    a feeling that runs contrary to one's normal one.

  3. undertow(Verb)

    To pull or tow under; drag beneath; pull down.

  4. undertow(Verb)

    To pull down by, or as by, an undertow.

  5. undertow(Verb)

    To flow or behave as an undertow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undertow(noun)

    the current that sets seaward near the bottom when waves are breaking upon the shore

Freebase

  1. Undertow

    Undertow is the debut full-length album by American rock band Tool, released in 1993. According to Allmusic, Undertow helped heavy metal music remain prominent as a mainstream musical style, and allowed several later bands to break through to the mainstream. It was released at a time when grunge was at the height of its popularity, and pop punk was slowly beginning to gather mainstream attention. Allmusic saw the album's success in the "striking, haunting visuals that complemented the album's nihilistic yet wistful mood." It was eventually certified double platinum by the RIAA on May 14, 2001. As of July 7, 2010, Undertow has sold 2,910,000 copies in the US. The album was recorded between October and December 1992 at Grand Master Studios, Hollywood, California, by Sylvia Massy. Some of the songs featured on the album are songs that the band decided to not release on their first EP, Opiate.

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