Definitions for ebbɛb

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  1. ebb, ebbing, wane(noun)

    a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

  2. ebb, reflux(verb)

    the outward flow of the tide

  3. ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb off(verb)

    flow back or recede

    "the tides ebbed at noon"

  4. ebb(verb)

    hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb

  5. ebb(verb)

    fall away or decline

    "The patient's strength ebbed away"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. ebb(Noun)

    The receding movement of the tide.

  2. ebb(Noun)

    A gradual decline

  3. ebb(Noun)

    low state, state of depression

  4. ebb(Noun)

    The European bunting

  5. ebb(Verb)

    to flow back or recede

    The tides ebbed at noon.

  6. ebb(Verb)

    to fall away or decline

    The dying man's strength ebbed away.

  7. ebb(Verb)

    to fish with stakes and nets that serve to prevent the fish from getting back into the sea with the ebb

  8. ebb(Adjective)

    low, shallow

    The water there is otherwise very low and ebb. (Holland)

  9. 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.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Ebb(noun)

    the European bunting

  2. Ebb(noun)

    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

  3. Ebb(noun)

    the state or time of passing away; a falling from a better to a worse state; low state or condition; decline; decay

  4. Ebb(verb)

    to flow back; to return, as the water of a tide toward the ocean; -- opposed to flow

  5. Ebb(verb)

    to return or fall back from a better to a worse state; to decline; to decay; to recede

  6. Ebb(verb)

    to cause to flow back

  7. Ebb(adj)

    receding; going out; falling; shallow; low

  8. Origin: [AS. ebba; akin to Fries. ebba, D. eb, ebbe, Dan. & G. ebbe, Sw. ebb, cf. Goth. ibuks backward; prob. akin to E. even.]

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