Spring-tide meaning

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.

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Any great flow, rush, or flood.
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The exceptionally high and low tides that occur at the time of the new moon or the full moon when the sun, moon, and earth are approximately aligned.
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A great flood or rush, as of emotion.
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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.
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A tide in which the difference between high and low tide is the greatest. Spring tides occur when the Moon is either new or full, and the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth are aligned. When this is the case, their collective gravitational pull on the Earth's water is strengthened.
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The tide which occurs when the moon is new or full; the effects of the Sun and moon being reinforced this type of tide is of maximum range.
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