- a type of tide that occurs at the time of a new moon or full moon: at these times the high tides are higher and the low tides are lower than the corresponding tides during neap tide because of the gravitational effects of the straight-line alignment of the moon, earth, and sun
- any great flow, rush, or flood
spring tidespring tide
The definition of a spring tide is a flood or rising of water especially during a new or full moon.
An example of a spring tide is an rising of the ocean levels.
- A tide that occurs when the difference between high and low tide is greatest. Spring tides come twice a month, approximately at the full and new moon.
- A great flood or rush, as of emotion.
Spring tides occur when the sun and moon are directly in line with the earth and their gravitational pulls reinforce each other.
(plural spring tides)
- At low-water spring-tide on the bar.
- At spring-tide, 19 ft.
- At the same time, the possibility of a confusion between Ninib and Nergal must be admitted, and perhaps we are to see the solution of the problem in the recognition of two diverse schools of theological speculation, the one assigning to Ninib the role of the spring-tide solar deity, the other identifying him with the sun of the summer solstice.