Definitions of tide

  1. To work in or out of a river or harbour by favour of the tide. Spring- tide, full tide at its maximum, the result of the attractive force of the sun and moon when they act in a straight line, either in conjunction or opposition. Neap- tide, full tide at its minimum, which happens when the sun and moon act at right angles to each other.
  2. To carry, as by a tide; to surmount, as a difficulty: followed by over.
  3. To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream.
  4. To be moved, as a ship, by drifting with the tide; to carry along.
  5. To drive with the stream.
  6. To pour a tide or flood: to work in or out of a river or harbor with the tide.
  7. be carried with the tide
  8. cause to float with the tide
  9. To drive with the stream; to work in or out of a harbour or stream by favour of the tide.
  10. Time; period; season.
  11. A stream; current; flood; as, a tide of blood.
  12. Tendency or direction of causes, influences, or events; course; current.
  13. Violent confluence.
  14. there are usually two high and two low tides each day
  15. the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
  16. something that may increase or decrease ( like the tides of the sea); " a rising tide of popular interest"
  17. rise or move foward; " surging waves"
  18. The alternate rising and falling of the waters of the ocean, and of bays, rivers, etc., connected therewith. The tide ebbs and flows twice in each lunar day, or the space of a little more than twenty- four hours. It is occasioned by the attraction of the sun and moon ( the influence of the latter being three times that of the former), acting unequally on the waters in different parts of the earth, thus disturbing their equilibrium. A high tide upon one side of the earth is accompanied by a high tide upon the opposite side. Hence, when the sun and moon are in conjunction or opposition, as at new moon and full moon, their action is such as to produce a greater than the usual tide, called the spring tide, as represented in the cut. When the moon is in the first or third quarter, the sun's attraction in part counteracts the effect of the moon's attraction, thus producing under the moon a smaller tide than usual, called the neap tide.
  19. To betide; to happen.
  20. Time or season: rare except in Eastertide, Christmastide, etc.; the regular of the ocean and the waters connected with it; stream or flood; the natural tendency of events.
  21. Time: season: the regular flux and reflux or rising and falling of the sea: course: a tide, time, or season: commotion: turning- point.
  22. Tidal.
  23. Time; season; ebb and flow of the sea; course.
  24. The periodic rise and fall of the ocean, due to the attraction of the sun and moon.
  25. A current; stream; drift; tendency.
  26. Time; season; the alternate rising and falling of the waters of the ocean, and of hays, rivers, & c., connected therewith; stream; course; current; a period of twelve hours.
  27. To work into or out of a river or harbor by drifting with the tide and anchoring when it becomes adverse.
  28. The alternate ebb and flow, or rising and falling, of the waters of the ocean, and bays, rivers, & c., connected with it; stream; current; favourable course; turning- point.
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