Tidal basin

Tidal basin
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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  • tidal basin — /taɪdl ˈbeɪsən/ (say tuydl baysuhn) noun 1. a dock affected by tidal movement. 2. a basin (def. 8a) with gates which is filled with water at high tide; the water is released at low tide, scouring the adjacent harbour …   Australian English dictionary

  • tidal basin — noun a basin that is full of water at high tide • Hypernyms: ↑basin …   Useful english dictionary

  • tidal basin — an artificial body of water open to a river, stream, etc., subject to tidal action. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • tidal basin — tid′al ba sin n. civ geo an artificial body of water open to a river, stream, etc., subject to tidal action • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • tidal basin — noun a basin accessible or navigable only at high tide …   English new terms dictionary

  • Tidal Basin, Washington DC — Le (en)« Tidal Basin » avec des cerisiers en fleur Le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tidal Basin railway station — was a railway station near the Royal Victoria Dock, Canning Town, London, on the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway. It opened in 1857, and was between Canning Town and Custom House stations. The station closed in 1943 after severe… …   Wikipedia

  • Tidal Basin (District of Columbia) — The Tidal Basin is a partially man made inlet adjacent to the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. It is part of West Potomac Park and is surrounded by the Jefferson Memorial and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. The basin covers an area of… …   Wikipedia

  • Tidal Basin (Washington, D.C.) — 38° 53′ 01″ N 77° 02′ 20″ W / 38.88372, 77.03886 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Basin — may mean:* Drainage basin, hydrological basin or catchment basin, a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water * Tarim Basin, located in Xinjiang, China and is one of the largest drainage basins in the world. *… …   Wikipedia

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