- The incoming or rising tide, occurring between the time when the tide is lowest and the time when the following tide is highest.
- a. A large or increasing amount: “Is the flood tide of scandals evidence of a flood tide of malfeasance?” ( Eduardo Porter )b. The peak or climax: “when the pent-up energies of the Depression years and World War II were at flood tide” ( Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan )
(plural flood tides)
- ebb tide