ebb, ebbing, wane(noun)
a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
the outward flow of the tide
ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb off(verb)
flow back or recede
"the tides ebbed at noon"
hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
fall away or decline
"The patient's strength ebbed away"
The receding movement of the tide.
A gradual decline
low state, state of depression
The European bunting
to flow back or recede
The tides ebbed at noon.
to fall away or decline
The dying man's strength ebbed away.
to fish with stakes and nets that serve to prevent the fish from getting back into the sea with the ebb
The water there is otherwise very low and ebb. (Holland)
Origin: ebba, from abjōn (compare West Frisian ebbe, Dutch eb, German Ebbe, Old Norse efja ‘countercurrent’), from ab (compare Old English af). More at of, off.
the European bunting
the reflux or flowing back of the tide; the return of the tidal wave toward the sea; -- opposed to flood; as, the boats will go out on the ebb
the state or time of passing away; a falling from a better to a worse state; low state or condition; decline; decay
to flow back; to return, as the water of a tide toward the ocean; -- opposed to flow
to return or fall back from a better to a worse state; to decline; to decay; to recede
to cause to flow back
receding; going out; falling; shallow; low
Origin: [AS. ebba; akin to Fries. ebba, D. eb, ebbe, Dan. & G. ebbe, Sw. ebb, cf. Goth. ibuks backward; prob. akin to E. even.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eb, n. the going back or retiring of the tide: a decline or decay.—v.i. to flow back: to sink: to decay.—n. Ebb′-tide, the ebbing or retiring tide. [A.S. ebba; Ger. ebbe; cog. with even.]
The numerical value of ebb in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ebb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.
Men of immeasurable greatness are tossed about in the ebb and flow of words.
Disney has done a very good job of keeping the ebb and flow of their marketing and information at just the right pace.
Every place we visited, American prestige is certainly at a low ebb, and there's a great deal of concern about the Russians raising their profile.
Things change, there is a natural ebb and flow to this business. You see this in start-ups in all industries, and it’s also true in health care.
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- отлив, спадамBulgarian
- malfluso, refluoEsperanto
- reflujo, marea, bajamar, marea bajaSpanish
- luode, laskuvesiFinnish
- décliner, refluer, refluxFrench
- ebbaWestern Frisian
- eb, wegebbenDutch
- vazante, maré baixa, refluxo, baixa-marPortuguese
- отлив, ослабеватьRussian
- ebb, ebbaSwedish
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