- The receding movement of the tide.
- A gradual decline
- low state, state of depression
- The European bunting
- flow back or recede
adjective the tides ebbed at noon
- fall away or decline
The dying man's strength ebbed away
- fish with stakes and nets that serve to prevent the fish from getting back into the sea with the ebb
- low, shallow
- The water there is otherwise very low and ebb. (Holland)
- The period between high tide and the next low tide in which the sea is recede, receding.