Definition of Flood tide

1. Noun. The highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding. "In the flood tide of his success"

Exact synonyms: Climax
Generic synonyms: Juncture, Occasion
Derivative terms: Climactic, Climax

2. Noun. The occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide). "A tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune"
Exact synonyms: Flood, Rising Tide
Generic synonyms: Tide
Antonyms: Ebbtide

Definition of Flood tide

1. Noun. the period between low tide and the next high tide in which the sea is rising ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) the highest point of something; a climax ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flood Tide

flood control
flood fever
flood fill
flood fills
flood gate
flood in
flood lamp
flood out
flood plain
flood plains
flood stage
flood test
flood tide (current term)
flood tides
flooded gum

Literary usage of Flood tide

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1867)
"So far as regards Jura, Scarba, and the coast to the north and east, it is a true flood tide; but as regards a great part of the region in question, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The great aim, on the contrary, of all tidal river improvement should be to facilitate to the utmost the flow of the flood-tide up a river, to remove all ..."

3. A History of the United States by Edward Channing (1917)
"CHAPTER X THE flood tide THE most significant achievement of Jefferson's first administration was the procurement of Louisiana; but this is so intricate a ..."

4. The Tory Lover by Sarah Orne Jewett (1901)
"XLV WITH THE flood tide " Swift are the currents setting all one way. ... They were all coming up the river early that very evening, with the flood tide. ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1853)
"9, down East river at flood tide running up East river, that when the Chelsea ... The flood tide proved too strong and was rapidly carrying the Chelsea and ..."

6. Quiet Talks on Power by Samuel Dickey Gordon (1903)
"THE FLOOD-TIDE OF POWER. God's Highest Ideal. A flood-tide is a rising tide. It flows in and fills up and spreads out. Wherever it goes it cleanses and ..."

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