Neap
Neap Neap, n. [Cf. {Neb}, {Nape}.] The tongue or pole of a cart or other vehicle drawn by two animals. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(applied to tides)


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  • Neap — (n[=e]p), a. [As. n[=e]pfl[=o]d neap flood; cf. hnipian to bend, incline.] Low. [1913 Webster] {Neap tides}, the lowest tides of the lunar month, which occur in the second and fourth quarters of the moon; opposed to {spring tides}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neap — Neap, n. A neap tide. [1913 Webster] High springs and dead neaps. Harkwill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neap — neap1 [nēp] adj. [ME neep < OE nep in nepflod, neap tide] designating a type of tide that occurs after the first and third quarters of the lunar month: at these times the high tides are lower and the low tides are higher than the corresponding …   English World dictionary

  • neap — (adj.) Middle English, from O.E. nepflod neap flood, the tide occurring at the end of the first and third quarters of the lunar month, in which high waters are at their lowest, of unknown origin, with no known cognates (Dan. niptid probably is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • neap — (also neap tide) ► NOUN ▪ a tide just after the first or third quarters of the moon when there is least difference between high and low water. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • neap — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English neep, from Old English nēp being at the stage of neap tide Date: before 12th century of, relating to, or constituting a neap tide II. noun Date: 15th century neap tide …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • neap — [ni:p] noun (also neap tide) a tide just after the first or third quarters of the moon when there is least difference between high and low water. verb (be neaped) (of a boat) be kept aground or in harbour by a neap tide. Origin ME, from OE nēp in …   English new terms dictionary

  • neap — n. & v. n. (in full neap tide) a tide just after the first and third quarters of the moon when there is least difference between high and low water. v. 1 intr. (of a tide) tend towards or reach the highest point of a neap tide. 2 tr. (in passive) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Neap — For other uses, see Neap (disambiguation). Neap is a small village in the east coast of the Mainland of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. Neep is the Scottish word for Rutabaga. Coordinates: 60°18′29″N 1°5′10″W /  …   Wikipedia

  • neap — neap1 /neep/, adj. 1. designating tides midway between spring tides that attain the least height. n. 2. neap tide. See diag. under tide1. [bef. 900; ME neep, OE nep , in nepflod neap tide] neap2 /neep/, n. New Eng. the pole or tongue of a cart …   Universalium

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