flood tide

flood tide
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "flood tide":
singular flood tide plural flood tides
1) the rising of the level of the sea each day until it reaches its highest point and begins to fall again
2) a sudden increase in something

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  • Flood tide — Flood Flood (fl[u^]d), n. [OE. flod a flowing, stream, flood, AS. fl[=o]d; akin to D. vloed, OS. fl[=o]d, OHG. fluot, G. flut, Icel. fl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. flod, Goth. fl[=o]dus; from the root of E. flow. [root]80. See {Flow}, v. i.] 1. A great… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flood tide — may refer to: * The rising tide of an ocean * Flood Tide a novel by Clive Cussler * Flood Tide , an anthology of short fiction in the Merovingen Nights science fiction series …   Wikipedia

  • flood tide — flood′ tide n. oce the inflow of the tide; rising tide • Etymology: 1710–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • flood tide — n. the incoming or rising tide: cf. EBB TIDE …   English World dictionary

  • flood tide — n the flow of the sea in towards the land →↑ebb tide …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flood tide — ► NOUN ▪ an incoming tide …   English terms dictionary

  • flood tide — flood ,tide noun count 1. ) the rising of the level of the ocean each day until it reaches its highest point and begins to fall again 2. ) a sudden increase in something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flood tide — noun 1. the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding the climax of the artist s career in the flood tide of his success • Syn: ↑climax • Derivationally related forms: ↑climactic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flood Tide — Infobox Book | name = Flood Tide image caption = Hardcover 1st Edition author = Clive Cussler cover artist = Paul Bacon country = United States language = English series = Dirk Pitt Novels genre = Adventure, Techno thriller novel publisher =… …   Wikipedia

  • flood tide — rising or incoming tide; the period between low water and the succeeding high water. Flow enters an estuary during a flood tide. Also called rising tide …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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