Definitions of tide

  1. there are usually two high and two low tides each day
  2. rise in waves
  3. the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
  4. something that may increase or decrease ( like the tides of the sea); " a rising tide of popular interest"
  5. be carried with the tide
  6. cause to float with the tide
  7. rise or move foward; " surging waves"
  8. Time; period; season.
  9. 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.
  10. A stream; current; flood; as, a tide of blood.
  11. Tendency or direction of causes, influences, or events; course; current.
  12. Violent confluence.
  13. To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream.
  14. To betide; to happen.
  15. 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.
  16. To be moved, as a ship, by drifting with the tide; to carry along.
  17. Time: season: the regular flux and reflux or rising and falling of the sea: course: a tide, time, or season: commotion: turning- point.
  18. To drive with the stream.
  19. To pour a tide or flood: to work in or out of a river or harbor with the tide.
  20. Tidal.
  21. Time; season; ebb and flow of the sea; course.
  22. To carry, as by a tide; to surmount, as a difficulty: followed by over.
  23. The periodic rise and fall of the ocean, due to the attraction of the sun and moon.
  24. A current; stream; drift; tendency.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  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.
  29. To drive with the stream; to work in or out of a harbour or stream by favour of the tide.

Usage examples for tide

  1. Now, you must think, it was even- tide by that they got to the outside of the town; but Mr. Great- heart knew the way to the old man's house. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  2. The mate observed: " The tide is with us." – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  3. This water came in on the last tide from the Atlantic. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  4. I expected the tide would be high. – Barbara in Brittany by E. A. Gillie
  5. My eyes were dim, and so were Mr. Peggotty's; but I repeated in a whisper, 'With the tide? – Moon Lore by Timothy Harley
  6. Salt chuck, the sea; skookum chuck, a rapid; solleks chuck, a rough sea; chuck chahko or kalipi, the tide rises or falls; saghilli and keekwillie chuck, high and low tide. – Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, or, Trade Language of Oregon by George Gibbs
  7. Even at low tide there was deep water here. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  8. " That doesn't help us much," Jerry said, " because we don't know whether the tide is really full now and has covered it, or whether it just doesn't grow here." – Us and the Bottleman by Edith Ballinger Price
  9. " Lucky for us that the tide is running our way," said Dick. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  10. I expected to stop an' see you last night; but I had to go round and see all our folks, and when I got back 't was late and the tide was down, an' I knew that grandsir couldn't git the boat up all alone to our lower landin'. – Strangers and Wayfarers by Sarah Orne Jewett
  11. The tide happened to be out. – Saved by the Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. For the tide was coming up fast and would soon be at the full. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  13. If there be a tide which takes out everything, and brings in nothing, then it is economy. – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  14. " Monsieur, before this evil tide swept over us, I sent you a letter. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  15. It is high tide. – A Village of Vagabonds by F. Berkeley Smith
  16. " He says that the tide will come up," replied the gentleman. – Rollo in Holland by Jacob Abbott
  17. You'll let me go as far as the tide- way? – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  18. At first he had the tide in his favor and they held the enemy, but around noon the tide changed and was against them. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  19. Her face, always calm in life's wisdom, but agitated now by the tide of deep things coming swiftly in toward her, rested clear- cut upon the darkness. – Bride of the Mistletoe by James Lane Allen
  20. It was somewhat of a disappointment to me that I could not arrange to be here at a high tide, for we had come at the first quarter of the moon. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb