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noun 
  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 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 — Geoffrey Chaucer
And rest their weary limbs a — Edmund Spenser
Which, at the appointed , Each one did make his bride — Edmund Spenser
At the tide of Christ his birth " 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 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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: getijde , tij
  • French: marée
  • German: Gezeiten plural
  • Spanish: marea
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, a current or stream in sea or tidal river)
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.

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