Meaning of TIDE in English

TIDE

transcription, транскрипция: [ taɪd ]

( tides, tiding, tided)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

The tide is the regular change in the level of the sea on the shore.

The tide was at its highest...

The tide was going out, and the sand was smooth and glittering...

N-COUNT

2.

A tide is a current in the sea that is caused by the regular and continuous movement of large areas of water towards and away from the shore.

Roman vessels used to sail with the tide from Boulogne to Richborough.

N-COUNT

3.

The tide of opinion, for example, is what the majority of people think at a particular time.

The tide of opinion seems overwhelmingly in his favour.

N-SING : N of n

4.

People sometimes refer to events or forces that are difficult or impossible to control as the tide of history, for example.

They talked of reversing the tide of history...

N-SING : the N of n

5.

You can talk about a tide of something, especially something which is unpleasant, when there is a large and increasing amount of it.

...an ever increasing tide of crime...

N-SING : N of n

6.

see also high tide , low tide

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