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Definition 1: the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon - [noun denoting event]

(tide is a kind of ...) an event that recurs at intervals

(... is a kind of tide ) the occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the (low) tide

(... is a kind of tide ) a tide that runs in the same direction as the wind is blowing

"a leeward tide is dangerous for small boats"

(... is a kind of tide ) the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)

"a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune"

(... is a kind of tide ) the tide while water is flowing out

(... is a kind of tide ) the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tide

(... is a kind of tide ) the tide when the water is highest

(tide is a part of ...) the water current caused by the tides

(tide is a part of ...) a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore

(tide is a part of ...) a current below the surface of a fluid

Definition 2: something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where tide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rising tide of popular interest

(tide is a kind of ...) an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

Definition 3: there are usually two high and two low tides each day - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for tide in the sense of this definition

(tide is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

Definition 4: rise or move forward - [verb of motion]

Samples where tide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • surging waves

Synonyms for tide in the sense of this definition

(tide is a kind of ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

Definition 5: be carried with the tide - [verb of motion]

(tide is a kind of ...) be in motion due to some air or water current

"The leaves were blowing in the wind" "the boat drifted on the lake" "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea" "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"

Definition 6: cause to float with the tide - [verb of motion]

(tide is a kind of ...) set afloat

"He floated the logs down the river" "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"

(tide causes ...) be carried with the tide

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