low tide
noun Date: 1843 the farthest ebb of the tide

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Low tide — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • low tide — low tides N VAR: oft at N At the coast, low tide is the time when the sea is at its lowest level because the tide is out. The causeway to the island is only accessible at low tide. Ant: high tide …   English dictionary

  • low tide — n [U and C] the time when sea water is at its lowest level ≠ ↑high tide ▪ You can walk across to the island at low tide …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • low tide — low′ tide′ n. 1) oce the tide at the point of maximum ebb 2) the lowest point: Her spirits were at low tide[/ex] • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • low tide — n. 1. the lowest level reached by the ebbing tide 2. the time when the tide is at this level: see NEAP1 3. the lowest point reached by anything …   English World dictionary

  • low tide — ► NOUN ▪ the state of the tide when at its lowest level …   English terms dictionary

  • low tide — noun count or uncount the time when the ocean is at its lowest level …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • low tide — noun the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tide • Syn: ↑low water • Ant: ↑high tide • Hypernyms: ↑tide * * * noun : the farthest ebb of th …   Useful english dictionary

  • low tide — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms low tide : singular low tide plural low tides the time when the sea is at its lowest level …   English dictionary

  • low tide — 1. the tide at the point of maximum ebb. 2. the time of low water. 3. the lowest point of decline of anything: His spirits were at low tide. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • low tide — noun (C, U) the time when sea water is at its lowest level: You can walk across to the island at low tide. opposite high tide (1) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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