Complete Definition of "tide"

wikipedia|tide (disambiguation)
English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-tide.ogg|Audio (US)

Pronunciation
rfc-level|Pronunciation at L4+ not in L3 POS section
AHD|tīd, IPA|/taɪd/, SAMPA|/taId/
rhymes|aɪd

Homophones
tied

Etymology 1
OE. tid|tÄ«d âtimeâ. Cognate with Dutch tijd; German Zeit; Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish tid; and probably to Sanskrit aditi âunlimited, endlessâ, where a- is a negative prefix. Compare tidings, tidy, till (preposition), time.

Noun
en-noun
wikipedia

  1. The periodic change of the sea level, particularly when caused by the gravitational influence of the sun and the moon
  2. A stream, current or flood.

#: Let in the tide of knaves once more; my cook and I'll provide. — Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, III-iv

  1. obsolete Time, period or season.

#: This lusty summer's tide — Geoffrey Chaucer
#: And rest their weary limbs a tide — Edmund Spenser
#: Which, at the appointed tide, Each one did make his bride — Edmund Spenser
#:At the tide of Christ his birth â Fuller?

  1. Something which changes like the tides of the sea.
  2. Tendency or direction of causes, influences, or events; course; current.

#: There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. — Shakespeare. Julius Caesar, IV-iii

  1. obsolete Violent confluence — Francis Bacon
  2. context|mining The period of twelve hours.

Derived terms
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Ascensiontide
astronomical tide
atmospheric tide
Christmastide
Eastertide
ebb tide
gravitational tide
high tide
hurricane tide
inferior tide
king tide
land tide
low tide
neap tide
oceanic tide
Passiontide
rip tide
Rogationtide
spring tide
storm tide
terrestrial tide
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thermal tide
tidal
tidal wave
tide day
tide crack
tide current
tide dial
tide-driven
tide duty
tide gate
tide gauge
tide harbour, tide harbor
tide hour
tide land
tide lock
tide mark
tide mill
tide pole
tide pool
tide power
mid3
tide predictor
tide railroad
tide rip
tide rock
tide rode
tide runner
tide stream
tide table
tide waiter
tide water
tide wave
tide way
tide wheel
tidelands oil
tideless
tidesman
tidewaiter
tidewater
Whitsuntide
work double tides

Translations
trans-top|periodic change of sea level
Czech: pÅíliv m (high tide), odliv m (low tide)
Dutch: getijde n, tij n
French: marée f
German: Gezeiten plural
Greek: ÏαλίÏÏοια f
Finnish: vuorovesi
trans-mid
Japanese: æ½® (ãã, shio)
Polish: przypÅyw m (high), odpÅyw m (low), pÅywy p (1)
Portuguese: maré m
Russian: пÑилив|пÑилиÌв m
Serbian: (high tide): plima f, priliv m, (low tide): oseka f, odliv m
Spanish: marea
trans-bottom

trans-top|a current or stream in sea or tidal river
Greek: ÏεÏμα n
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|tendency or direction of causes, influences, or events; course; current
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Indonesian: pasang (?)
ttbc|Interlingua: marea
mid
ttbc|Irish: taoide f
ttbc|Volapük: taid

See also
ebb
flow
neap
spring

Etymology 2
OE. tidan|tÄ«dan âto happenâ.

Verb
en-verb|tid|ing

  1. transitive To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream.

#:They are tided down the stream. — Feltham?

  1. context|intransitive|obsolete To betide; to happen.

#:What should us tide of this new law? — Geoffrey Chaucer

  1. intransitive To pour a tide or flood.
  2. context|nautical To work into or out of a river or harbor by drifting with the tide and anchoring when it becomes adverse.

Derived terms
tide one over: to be adequate on a temporary basis.

Anagrams
diet
edit
tied

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Category:English homophones
Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Old English

Noun
unicode|tīde

  1. accusative, genitive or dative singular of tid|tīd
  2. nominative or accusative plural of tid|tīd

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