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TIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tide mean? 

TIDE (noun)
  The noun TIDE has 3 senses:

1. the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
2. something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)
3. there are usually two high and two low tides each day

  Familiarity information: TIDE used as a noun is uncommon.


TIDE (verb)
  The verb TIDE has 3 senses:

1. rise or move forward
2. cause to float with the tide
3. be carried with the tide

  Familiarity information: TIDE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TIDE (noun)


Sense 1tide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

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

periodic event; recurrent event (an event that recurs at intervals)

Meronyms (parts of "tide"):

tidal current; tidal flow (the water current caused by the tides)

rip current; riptide (a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore)

undercurrent; undertide (a current below the surface of a fluid)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tide"):

high tide; high water; highwater (the tide when the water is highest)

low tide; low water (the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tide)

ebbtide (the tide while water is flowing out)

flood; flood tide; rising tide (the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide))

lee tide; leeward tide (a tide that runs in the same direction as the wind is blowing)

slack tide; slack water (the occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the (low) tide)


Sense 2tide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

a rising tide of popular interest

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

fluctuation; variation (an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change)


Sense 3tide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

There are usually two high and two low tides each day

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

lunar time period; tide

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

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)


TIDE (verb)


Sense 1tide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rise or move forward

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

tide; surge

Context example:

surging waves

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

course; feed; flow; run (move along, of liquids)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Antonym:

ebb (flow back or recede)


Sense 2tide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to float with the tide

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

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

float (set afloat)

Cause:

tide (be carried with the tide)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Also:

tide over (suffice for a period between two points)


Sense 3tide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be carried with the tide

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

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

be adrift; blow; drift; float (be in motion due to some air or water current)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


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