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EBB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ebb mean? 

EBB (noun)
  The noun EBB has 2 senses:

1. a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
2. the outward flow of the tide

  Familiarity information: EBB used as a noun is rare.


EBB (verb)
  The verb EBB has 3 senses:

1. flow back or recede
2. hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
3. fall away or decline

  Familiarity information: EBB used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EBB (noun)


Sense 1ebb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

ebb; ebbing; wane

Hypernyms ("ebb" is a kind of...):

decline; diminution (change toward something smaller or lower)


Sense 2ebb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The outward flow of the tide

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

ebb; reflux

Hypernyms ("ebb" is a kind of...):

flow; flowing (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

Holonyms ("ebb" is a part of...):

ebbtide (the tide while water is flowing out)


EBB (verb)


Sense 1ebb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flow back or recede

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

ebb; ebb away; ebb down; ebb off; ebb out

Context example:

the tides ebbed at noon

Hypernyms (to "ebb" is one way to...):

fall back; recede; retire (move back and away from)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Antonym:

tide (rise or move forward)


Sense 2ebb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "ebb" is one way to...):

beleaguer; besiege; circumvent; hem in; surround (surround so as to force to give up)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3ebb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fall away or decline

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The patient's strength ebbed away

Hypernyms (to "ebb" is one way to...):

recede (become faint or more distant)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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