verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of flow
Synonyms for flow
Related Words for underflowatmosphere, undertow, intimation, hint, undertone, aura, murmur, sense, indication, feeling, tinge, overtone, inclination, crosscurrent, direction, trace, trend, insinuation, propensity, eddy
Examples from the Web for underflow
Historical Examples of underflow
It is filled to the brim with sand, however, and through the sand is an underflow.Life and Adventures of 'Billy' Dixon
From the area of water-bearing gravels found, it was proposed to tap the underflow water at the 630-m.
The general scheme for tapping this underflow was to drive a main gallery at the 560-m.
The water is almost wholly taken from the rivers, but underflow is also utilized, especially in San Luis Park.
Here the waters lost themselves for many feet in the underflow so common in this land of aimless, uncertain waterways.The Price of the Prairie
Margaret Hill McCarter
verb (mainly intr)
- a marsh or swamp
- an inlet or basin of the sea
- (capital when part of a name)Scapa Flow
Word Origin for flow
mid-15c., "action of flowing," from flow (v.). Meaning "amount that flows" is from 1807. Flow chart attested from 1920.
Old English flowan "to flow, stream, issue; become liquid, melt; abound, overflow" (class VII strong verb; past tense fleow, past participle flowen), from Proto-Germanic *flo- (cf. Middle Dutch vloyen, Dutch vloeien "to flow," Old Norse floa "to deluge," Old High German flouwen "to rinse, wash"), probably from PIE *pleu- "flow, float" (see pluvial). The weak form predominated from 14c., but strong past participle flown is occasionally attested through 18c. Related: Flowed; flowing.
see ebb and flow; go with the flow.