Definition of Tide

1. Noun. The periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon.

2. Verb. Rise or move forward. "Surging waves"
Exact synonyms: Surge
Generic synonyms: Course, Feed, Flow, Run
Derivative terms: Surge, Surge
Antonyms: Ebb

3. Noun. Something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea). "A rising tide of popular interest"
Generic synonyms: Fluctuation, Variation

4. Verb. Cause to float with the tide.
Generic synonyms: Float
Also: Tide Over

5. Noun. There are usually two high and two low tides each day.
Exact synonyms: Lunar Time Period
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

6. Verb. Be carried with the tide.
Generic synonyms: Be Adrift, Blow, Drift, Float

Definition of Tide

1. n. Time; period; season.

2. v. t. To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream.

3. v. i. To betide; to happen.

Definition of Tide

1. Noun. The periodic change of the sea level, particularly when caused by the gravitational influence of the sun and the moon. ¹

2. Noun. A stream, current or flood. ¹

3. Noun. (context: chronology obsolete except in liturgy) Time, notably anniversary, period or season linked to an ecclesiastical feast. ¹

4. Noun. (mining) The period of twelve hours. ¹

5. Noun. Something which changes like the tides of the sea. ¹

6. Noun. Tendency or direction of causes, influences, or events; course; current. ¹

7. Noun. (obsolete) Violent confluence — Francis Bacon ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To pour a tide or flood. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive nautical) To work into or out of a river or harbor by drifting with the tide and anchoring when it becomes adverse. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To happen, occur. ¹

12. Verb. ''What should us '''tide''' of this new law?'' — Chaucer. ¹

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Definition of Tide

1. to flow like the tide (the rise and fall of the ocean's waters) [v TIDED, TIDING, TIDES]

Medical Definition of Tide

1. A situation in which the level of the ocean and associated bodies of water periodically fluctuates due to the action of lunar (moon) and solar (sun) forces upon the rotating earth. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tide

tide (current term)
tide day
tide dial
tide gate
tide gates
tide gauge
tide lock
tide locks
tide mill
tide over
tide rip
tide rips
tide table
tide waiter

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