a turbulent stretch of water caused by marine currents over an underwater ridge
a mechanism that allows excess water to escape from a dam or lock
the point at which a sewer or land drainage discharges into the sea or a river
[oh-ver-fawlz] /ˈoʊ vərˌfɔlz/ noun 1. Oceanography. water made rough by a strong current moving over a shoal, by an opposing current, or by winds blowing against the current. 2. Obsolete. a cataract or waterfall.
[fuh-mil-yer] /fəˈmɪl yər/ adjective 1. commonly or generally known or seen: a familiar sight. 2. well-acquainted; thoroughly conversant: to be familiar with a subject. 3. informal; easygoing; unceremonious; unconstrained: to write in a familiar style. 4. closely intimate or personal: a familiar friend; to be on familiar terms. 5. unduly intimate; too personal; taking liberties; […]
[fuh-mil-ee-ar-i-tee, -mil-yar-] /fəˌmɪl iˈær ɪ ti, -mɪlˈyær-/ noun, plural familiarities. 1. thorough knowledge or mastery of a thing, subject, etc. 2. the state of being ; friendly relationship; close acquaintance; intimacy. 3. an absence of ceremony and formality; informality. 4. freedom of behavior justified only by the closest relationship; undue intimacy. 5. Often, familiarities. an […]
[fat] /fæt/ adjective, fatter, fattest. 1. having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person. 2. plump; well-fed: a good, fat chicken. 3. consisting of or containing fat; greasy; oily: fat gravy; fat meat. 4. profitable, as an office: a fat job on the city commission. 5. affording good opportunities, especially for gain: a […]