Tidal Tid"al, a. Of or pertaining to tides; caused by tides; having tides; periodically rising and falling, or following and ebbing; as, tidal waters. [1913 Webster]

The tidal wave of deeper souls Into our inmost being rolls, And lifts us unawares Out of all meaner cares. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

{Tidal air} (Physiol.), the air which passes in and out of the lungs in ordinary breathing. It varies from twenty to thirty cubic inches.

{Tidal basin}, a dock that is filled at the rising of the tide.

{Tidal wave}. (a) See {Tide wave}, under {Tide}. Cf. 4th {Bore}. (b) A vast, swift wave caused by an earthquake or some extraordinary combination of natural causes. It rises far above high-water mark and is often very destructive upon low-lying coasts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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