tidemark
noun Date: 1799 1. a. a high-water or sometimes low-water mark left by tidal water or a flood b. a mark placed to indicate this point 2. the point to which something has attained or below which it has receded <
the tidemark of tolerance has risen — New Republic
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tidemark — Tide mark, n. 1. a mark on a shore line indicating the normal level of the water at high tide, caused by the action of the flowing water; sometimes also used for the mark left at the point of the normal low tide; called also {high water mark}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tidemark — ► NOUN 1) a tideline. 2) Brit. a grimy mark left around the inside of a bath or washbasin at the level reached by the water …   English terms dictionary

  • tidemark — [tīdmärk΄] n. a mark indicating the highest point of flood tide or, sometimes, the lowest point of ebb tide …   English World dictionary

  • tidemark — UK [ˈtaɪdˌmɑː(r)k] / US [ˈtaɪdˌmɑrk] noun [countable] Word forms tidemark : singular tidemark plural tidemarks 1) British informal a dirty mark around the inside of a bath that shows how deep the water was 2) a tideline …   English dictionary

  • tidemark — /tuyd mahrk /, n. 1. the point that something or someone has reached, receded below, or risen above: He has reached the tidemark of his prosperity. 2. a mark left by the highest or lowest point of a tide. 3. a mark made to indicate the highest or …   Universalium

  • tidemark — tide•mark [[t]ˈtaɪdˌmɑrk[/t]] n. 1) the point reached or risen above: the tidemark of our prosperity[/ex] 2) a mark left by the highest or lowest point of a tide 3) a mark indicating such a point • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • tidemark — noun a) a line (of seaweed or differently coloured sand etc) on the shore showing the level of high or low tide b) any mark showing the …   Wiktionary

  • tidemark — tide|mark [ taıd,mark ] noun count 1. ) a mark left by the ocean at the highest point it reaches on the land 2. ) BRITISH INFORMAL a dirty mark around the inside of a bath that shows how deep the water was …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tidemark — noun 1》 a mark left or reached by the sea on a shore at the highest point of a tide. 2》 Brit. informal a grimy mark left around the inside of a bath or washbasin at the level reached by the water …   English new terms dictionary

  • tidemark — /ˈtaɪdmak/ (say tuydmahk) noun 1. a mark left by the highest or lowest point of a tide. 2. a mark made to indicate the highest or lowest point of a tide. 3. any mark indicating the point which something has reached or below which it has fallen.… …   Australian English dictionary

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