Variant of tide
- Obsolete a period of time: now only in combination: Eastertide, eventide
Origin: prob. infl. by MLowG or MDu
- the alternate rise and fall of the surface of oceans, seas, and the bays, rivers, etc. connected with them, caused by the attraction of the moon and sun: it may occur twice in each period of 24 hours and 50 minutes, which is the time of one rotation of the earth with respect to the moon
- flood tide
- something that rises and falls like the tide
- a stream, current, etc. or trend, tendency, etc.: the tide of public opinion
- the period during which something is at its highest or fullest point
- Archaic an opportune time or occasion
Origin: ME, tide, time, season from Old English tid, time; akin to German zeit from Indo-European an unverified form dī-, variant, variety of base an unverified form da(i)-, to part, divide up from source time, Sanskrit dāti, (he) cuts off, Glassical Greek dēmos, district, people
- to flow or surge like a tide
- Naut. to drift with the tide, esp. in moving into or out of a harbor, river, etc.
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