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tide


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tide  \Tide\,  n.  [AS.  t[=i]d  time;  akin  to  OS  &  OFries  t[=i]d, 
  D.  tijd,  G.  zeit,  OHG.  z[=i]t,  Icel.  t[=i]?,  Sw  &  Dan.  tid, 
  and  probably  to  Skr.  aditi  unlimited,  endless,  where  a-  is  a 
  negative  prefix.  [root]58.  Cf  {Tidings},  {Tidy},  {Till}, 
  prep.,  {Time}.] 
  1.  Time;  period;  season.  [Obsoles.]  ``This  lusty  summer's 
  tide.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  And  rest  their  weary  limbs  a  tide.  --Spenser. 
 
  Which  at  the  appointed  tide,  Each  one  did  make  his 
  bride.  --Spenser. 
 
  At  the  tide  of  Christ  his  birth.  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  The  alternate  rising  and  falling  of  the  waters  of  the 
  ocean,  and  of  bays,  rivers,  etc.,  connected  therewith.  The 
  tide  ebbs  and  flows  twice  in  each  lunar  day  or  the  space 
  of  a  little  more  than  twenty-four  hours.  It  is  occasioned 
  by  the  attraction  of  the  sun  and  moon  (the  influence  of 
  the  latter  being  three  times  that  of  the  former),  acting 
  unequally  on  the  waters  in  different  parts  of  the  earth, 
  thus  disturbing  their  equilibrium.  A  high  tide  upon  one 
  side  of  the  earth  is  accompanied  by  a  high  tide  upon  the 
  opposite  side  Hence  when  the  sun  and  moon  are  in 
  conjunction  or  opposition,  as  at  new  moon  and  full  moon, 
  their  action  is  such  as  to  produce  a  greater  than  the 
  usual  tide,  called  the  {spring  tide},  as  represented  in 
  the  cut.  When  the  moon  is  in  the  first  or  third  quarter, 
  the  sun's  attraction  in  part  counteracts  the  effect  of  the 
  moon's  attraction,  thus  producing  under  the  moon  a  smaller 
  tide  than  usual,  called  the  {neap  tide}. 
 
  Note:  The  flow  or  rising  of  the  water  is  called  flood  tide, 
  and  the  reflux,  ebb  tide. 
 
  3.  A  stream;  current;  flood;  as  a  tide  of  blood.  ``Let  in 
  the  tide  of  knaves  once  more  my  cook  and  I'll  provide.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Tendency  or  direction  of  causes,  influences,  or  events; 
  course;  current. 
 
  There  is  a  tide  in  the  affairs  of  men,  Which  taken 
  at  the  flood,  leads  on  to  fortune.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Violent  confluence.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  6.  (Mining)  The  period  of  twelve  hours. 
 
  {Atmospheric  tides},  tidal  movements  of  the  atmosphere 
  similar  to  those  of  the  ocean,  and  produced  in  the  same 
  manner  by  the  attractive  forces  of  the  sun  and  moon. 
 
  {Inferior  tide}.  See  under  {Inferior},  a. 
 
  {To  work  double  tides}.  See  under  {Work},  v.  t. 
 
  {Tide  day},  the  interval  between  the  occurrences  of  two 
  consecutive  maxima  of  the  resultant  wave  at  the  same 
  place  Its  length  varies  as  the  components  of  sun  and  moon 
  waves  approach  to  or  recede  from  one  another.  A 
  retardation  from  this  cause  is  called  the  lagging  of  the 
  tide,  while  the  acceleration  of  the  recurrence  of  high 
  water  is  termed  the  priming  of  the  tide.  See  {Lag  of  the 
  tide},  under  2d  {Lag}. 
 
  {Tide  dial},  a  dial  to  exhibit  the  state  of  the  tides  at  any 
  time. 
 
  {Tide  gate}. 
  a  An  opening  through  which  water  may  flow  freely  when 
  the  tide  sets  in  one  direction,  but  which  closes 
  automatically  and  prevents  the  water  from  flowing  in 
  the  other  direction. 
  b  (Naut.)  A  place  where  the  tide  runs  with  great 
  velocity,  as  through  a  gate. 
 
  {Tide  gauge},  a  gauge  for  showing  the  height  of  the  tide; 
  especially,  a  contrivance  for  registering  the  state  of  the 
  tide  continuously  at  every  instant  of  time.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  {Tide  lock},  a  lock  situated  between  an  inclosed  basin,  or  a 
  canal,  and  the  tide  water  of  a  harbor  or  river,  when  they 
  are  on  different  levels,  so  that  craft  can  pass  either  way 
  at  all  times  of  the  tide;  --  called  also  {guard  lock}. 
 
  {Tide  mill}.  a  A  mill  operated  by  the  tidal  currents. 
  b  A  mill  for  clearing  lands  from  tide  water. 
 
  {Tide  rip},  a  body  of  water  made  rough  by  the  conflict  of 
  opposing  tides  or  currents. 
 
  {Tide  table},  a  table  giving  the  time  of  the  rise  and  fall  of 
  the  tide  at  any  place 
 
  {Tide  water},  water  affected  by  the  flow  of  the  tide;  hence 
  broadly,  the  seaboard. 
 
  {Tide  wave},  or  {Tidal  wave},  the  swell  of  water  as  the  tide 
  moves  That  of  the  ocean  is  called  primitive;  that  of  bays 
  or  channels  derivative.  --Whewell. 
 
  {Tide  wheel},  a  water  wheel  so  constructed  as  to  be  moved  by 
  the  ebb  or  flow  of  the  tide. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tide  \Tide\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  float  with  the  tide;  to  drive  or  carry  with  the 
  tide  or  stream. 
 
  They  are  tided  down  the  stream.  --Feltham. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tide  \Tide\,  v.  i.  [AS.  t[=i]dan  to  happen.  See  {Tide},  n.] 
  1.  To  betide;  to  happen.  [Obs.] 
 
  What  should  us  tide  of  this  new  law?  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  pour  a  tide  or  flood. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  To  work  into  or  out  of  a  river  or  harbor  by 
  drifting  with  the  tide  and  anchoring  when  it  becomes 
  adverse. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tide 
  n  1:  the  periodic  rise  and  fall  of  the  sea  level  under  the 
  gravitational  pull  of  the  moon 
  2:  something  that  may  increase  or  decrease  (like  the  tides  of 
  the  sea);  "a  rising  tide  of  popular  interest" 
  3:  there  are  usually  two  high  and  two  low  tides  each  day  [syn: 
  {lunar  time  period}] 
  v  1:  rise  in  waves  [syn:  {surge}]  [ant:  {ebb}] 
  2:  cause  to  float  with  the  tide 
  3:  be  carried  with  the  tide 




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