low tide definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the lowest level reached by the ebbing tide
- the time when the tide is at this level
- the lowest point reached by anything
low tide definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun In both senses also called low water.The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The lowest level of the tide.
- The time at which the tide is lowest.
low tide - Science Definition
- The tide at its lowest level at a particular time and place. The lowest tides reached under normal meteorological conditions (the spring tides) take place when the Moon and Sun are directly aligned with respect to Earth. Low tides are less extreme when the Moon and Sun are at right angles (the neap tides). Storms and other meteorological conditions can greatly affect the height of the tides as well. See more at tide.
- The time at which a low tide occurs.