- The periodic change of the sea level, particularly when caused by the gravitational influence of the sun and the moon
- A stream, current or flood.
- Let in the of knaves once more; my cook and I'll provide. — Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, III-iv
- (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?
- Something which changes like the tides of the sea.
- 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
- (obsolete) Violent confluence — Francis Bacon
- (context, mining) The period of twelve hours.
verb (tid, ing)
- Dutch: getijde , tij
- French: marée
- German: Gezeiten plural
- Spanish: marea
(trans-top, a current or stream in sea or tidal river)
- (transitive) To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream.
- They are tided down the stream. — Feltham?
- (context, intransitive, obsolete) To betide; to happen.
- What should us tide of this new law? — Geoffrey Chaucer
- (intransitive) To pour a tide or flood.
- (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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