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flood tide Explained

flood tide at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] the flow of the sea in towards the land// ebb tide//

flood tide at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "flood tide":
amplitude, congestion, direct tide, ebb, ebb and flow, ebb tide,
flood, flow, flux, flux and reflux, full, full tide, fullness,
high tide, high water, impletion, low tide, low water, lunar tide,
neap, neap tide, opposite tide, overfullness, plenitude, plethora,
refluence, reflux, repletion, rip, riptide, satiety, saturation,
saturation point, solar tide, spring tide, surfeit, thalassometer,
tidal amplitude, tidal current, tidal current chart, tidal flow,
tidal range, tide, tide chart, tide gate, tide gauge, tide race,
tide rip, tidewater, tideway

flood tide at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Increase): increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension, dilatation, expansion, increment, accretion, accession, development, growth, aggrandizement, rise, ascent, exaggeration exacerbation, spread, dispersion, flood tide, gain, produce, product, profit.

[N] (Completeness): completeness, completion, integration, entirety, perfection, solidity, solidarity, unity, all, ne plus ultra , ideal, limit, complement, supplement, filling, up, saturation, high water, high tide, flood tide, spring tide, fill, load, bumper, sufficiency.

flood tide at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a very high rise in the level of the sea that happens at particular times of the year
compare HIGH TIDE

Flood tide at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flood \Flood\, n. [OE. flod a flowing, stream, flood, AS.
fl[=o]d; akin to D. vloed, OS. fl[=o]d, OHG. fluot, G. flut,
Icel. fl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. flod, Goth. fl[=o]dus; from the
root of E. flow. [root]80. See {Flow}, v. i.]
1. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing
stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water,
rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus
covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.

A covenant never to destroy The earth again by
flood. --Milton.

2. The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise
of water in the ocean; -- opposed to ebb; as, young flood;
high flood.

There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken
at the flood, leads on to fortune. --Shak.

3. A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood
of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely
diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of
bank notes; a flood of paper currency.

4. Menstrual disharge; menses. --Harvey.

{Flood anchor} (Naut.), the anchor by which a ship is held
while the tide is rising.

{Flood fence}, a fence so secured that it will not be swept
away by a flood.

{Flood gate}, a gate for shutting out, admitting, or
releasing, a body of water; a tide gate.

{Flood mark}, the mark or line to which the tide, or a flood,
rises; high-water mark.

{Flood tide}, the rising tide; -- opposed to {ebb tide}.

{The Flood}, the deluge in the days of Noah.

flood tide at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

flood tide
n 1: the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or
developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist's
career"; "in the flood tide of his success" [syn: {climax}]
2: the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the
following high tide) [syn: {rising tide}] [ant: {ebbtide}]

flood tide at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » head=flood tide
  • the period between low tide and the next high tide in which the sea is rising
    1. 1851, Category: w - :Herman Melville|Herman Melville, Category: w - :Moby Dick|Moby Dick, Category: s - :Moby-Dick/Chapter 16|chapter 16
    2. :Going forward and glancing over the weather bow, I perceived that the ship swinging to her anchor with the flood-tide, was now obliquely pointing towards the open ocean.
    3. Inter: context » by extension the highest point of something; a climax
    4. Inter: quote-book » year=1907|author=Category: w - :Robert W. Chambers|Robert Chambers

    |title=The Younger Set
    |passage=It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue ; motor, brougham, and victoria swept by on the glittering current ; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau ; young men of his own type, silk-hatted, frock-coated, the crooks of their walking sticks tucked up under their left arms, passed on the Park side.


    * ebb tide
    Translation: et » flood tide
    Translation: ta » flood tide
    Translation: zh » flood tide