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neap Explained

neap at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. nepflod "neap flood," of unknown origin. ///

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

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "neap":
couchant, crouched, dead low water, debased, depressed,
direct tide, ebb, ebb and flow, ebb tide, flat, flood, flood tide,
flow, flux, flux and reflux, full tide, high tide, high water,
knee-high, knocked flat, laid low, low, low tide, low water,
low-built, low-hung, low-level, low-leveled, low-lying, low-set,
low-statured, lunar tide, neap tide, opposite tide, prone,
recumbent, refluence, reflux, rip, riptide, runty, short,
solar tide, spring tide, squat, squatty, stooped, stumpy, supine,
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, unelevated

neap at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Contraction): contracting, astringent, reduced, shrunk, contracted, strangulated, wizened, stunted, waning, neap, compact, contractile, compressible, smaller.

[ADJ] (Lowness): low, neap, debased, nether, deep, bottommost, flat, ground level, subjacent, squat, prostrate, horizontal, subterranean.

Neap at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Neap \Neap\, n. [Cf. {Neb}, {Nape}.]
The tongue or pole of a cart or other vehicle drawn by two
animals. [U.S.]

Neap \Neap\, a. [As. n[=e]pfl[=o]d neap flood; cf. hnipian to
bend, incline.]

{Neap tides}, the lowest tides of the lunar month, which
occur in the second and fourth quarters of the moon; --
opposed to {spring tides}.

Neap \Neap\, n.
A neap tide.

High springs and dead neaps. --Harkwill.

neap at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a less than average tide occurring at the first and third
quarters of the moon [syn: {neap tide}] [ant: {springtide}]

neap at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: enPR » nēp, Inter: IPA » /niːp/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /ni:p/
  • Inter: rhymes » iːp

    Etymology 1

    Perhaps of Scandinavian origin: compare dialectal Norwegian Inter: term » neip||forked pole|lang=no.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The tongue or pole of a cart or other vehicle drawn by two animals.
    1. A neap tide.

      Etymology 2

      Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » nep-|nēp-|lang=ang in Inter: term » nepflod|nēpflōd|neap tide|lang=ang.


      Inter: en-adj » neaper|neapest

  • Designating a tide which occurs just after the first and third quarters of the moon, when there is least difference between high tide and low tide.
  • :* 1934: Little groups of sailors came swinging along and pushied their way noisily inside the gaudy joints. Sex everywhere: it was slopping over, a neap tide that swept the props from under the city. — Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer
    Inter: trans-top » designating type of tide
  • Finnish: vajaa- vajaavuoksi = neap tide

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|muerta (marea muerta)

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To trap a ship (or ship and crew) in water too shallow to move, due to the smaller tidal range occurring in a period of neap tides.
    1. 1770: At 8, being high water, hauld her bow close ashore, but Keept her stern afloat, because I was afraid of Neaping her, and yet it was necessary to lay the whole of her as near the ground as possible. — Category: w - :Captain James Cook|Captain James Cook, Journal During the First Voyage Round the World, entry for 22 June 1770 []


      * nape

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  • Translation: io » neap
    Translation: kn » neap
    Translation: my » neap
    Translation: ta » neap
    Translation: te » neap
    Translation: vi » neap
    Translation: zh » neap