What does TIDE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tide(noun)

    the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon

  2. tide(noun)

    something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)

    "a rising tide of popular interest"

  3. tide, lunar time period(verb)

    there are usually two high and two low tides each day

  4. tide, surge(verb)

    rise or move forward

    "surging waves"

  5. tide(verb)

    cause to float with the tide

  6. tide(verb)

    be carried with the tide

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tide

    time; period; season

  2. Tide

    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

  3. Tide

    a stream; current; flood; as, a tide of blood

  4. Tide

    tendency or direction of causes, influences, or events; course; current

  5. Tide

    violent confluence

  6. Tide

    the period of twelve hours

  7. Tide(verb)

    to cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream

  8. Tide(noun)

    to betide; to happen

  9. Tide(noun)

    to pour a tide or flood

  10. Tide(noun)

    to work into or out of a river or harbor by drifting with the tide and anchoring when it becomes adverse


  1. Tide

    Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth. Some shorelines experience two almost equal high tides and two low tides each day, called a semi-diurnal tide. Some locations experience only one high and one low tide each day, called a diurnal tide. Some locations experience two uneven tides a day, or sometimes one high and one low each day; this is called a mixed tide. The times and amplitude of the tides at a locale are influenced by the alignment of the Sun and Moon, by the pattern of tides in the deep ocean, by the amphidromic systems of the oceans, and by the shape of the coastline and near-shore bathymetry. Tides vary on timescales ranging from hours to years due to numerous influences. To make accurate records, tide gauges at fixed stations measure the water level over time. Gauges ignore variations caused by waves with periods shorter than minutes. These data are compared to the reference level usually called mean sea level. While tides are usually the largest source of short-term sea-level fluctuations, sea levels are also subject to forces such as wind and barometric pressure changes, resulting in storm surges, especially in shallow seas and near coasts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tide

    tīd, n. time: season: the regular flux and reflux or rhythmic ebb and flow of the sea: course: a tide, time, or season, a feast-day, festival, a certain time, a day of twelve hours: commotion: turning-point.—v.t. to drive with the stream.—v.i. to pour a tide or flood: to work in or out of a river or harbour with the tide.—adj. Tī′dal, pertaining to tides: flowing and ebbing periodically.—ns. Tide′-gate, a gate through which the water flows into a basin or dock with the tide, and which is shut to keep it from flowing out again when the tide ebbs: a place where the tide runs with great velocity; Tide′-gauge, an instrument for registering the state of the tide continuously.—adj. Tide′less, having no tides.—ns. Tide′-lock, a lock placed between an entrance-basin and a harbour, canal, or river, and furnished with double gates, so that vessels can pass either out or in at all times of the tide; Tide′mill, a mill moved by tide-water: a mill for clearing lands of tide-water; Tides′-man, Tide′-wait′er, an officer who waits the arrival of vessels, to secure the payment of the duties: one who watches public opinion before declaring his own; Tide′-tā′ble, a table giving the time of high-tide at any place; Tide′-wa′ter, the water of the portion of a river affected by the tide, the seaboard; Tide′-wave, the great wave which follows the apparent motion of the moon; Tide′-way, the channel in which the tide sets; Neap′-tide (see Neap); Spring′-tide (see Spring).—Tide over, to surmount difficulties, for the time at least, by favourable accidents or by skill. [A.S. tíd; Dut. tijd, Ger. zeit.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. TIDE

    An old friend who comes and goes daily but is all in whenever he gets over the bay.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TIDE' in Nouns Frequency: #1734

Anagrams for TIDE »

  1. Diet

  2. Edit

  3. Tied


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TIDE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TIDE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. amar nath:

    Time and tide waits for none

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    A rising tide lifts all boats.

  3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.

  4. Malik Shabazz:

    This tide, this wave is going to roll downtown.

  5. Roberta Ursrey:

    The tide knocked every bit of energy out of us.

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