The definition of tide is the cycle of rising and falling of the surface of bodies of water caused by the attraction of the moon and the sun.(noun)
An example of the tide is when the ocean's water is at its highest point on the beach.
See tide in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. infl. by MLowG or MDu
Origin: ME, tide, time, season < OE tid, time; akin to Ger zeit < IE *dī-, var. of base *da(i)-, to part, divide up > time, Sans dāti, (he) cuts off, Gr dēmos, district, people
See tide in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English tīd, division of time; see dā- in Indo-European roots.
intransitive verb tid·ed, tid·ing, tides
Origin: Middle English tiden
Origin: , from Old English tīdan; see dā- in Indo-European roots.
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