tide
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, time, from Old English tīd; akin to Old High German zīt time and perhaps to Greek daiesthai to divide Date: before 12th century 1. a. obsolete a space of time ; period b. a fit or opportune time ; opportunity c. an ecclesiastical anniversary or festival; also its season — usually used in combination <
Eastertide
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2. a. (1) the alternate rising and falling of the surface of the ocean and of water bodies (as gulfs and bays) connected with the ocean that occurs usually twice a day and is the result of differing gravitational forces exerted at different parts of the earth by another body (as the moon or sun) (2) a less marked rising and falling of an inland body of water (3) a periodic movement in the earth's crust caused by the same forces that produce ocean tides (4) a periodic distortion on one celestial body caused by the gravitational attraction of another (5) one of the periodic movements of the atmosphere resembling those of the ocean and produced by gravitation or diurnal temperature changes b. flood tide 1 3. a. something that fluctuates like the tides of the sea <
the tide of public opinion
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b. a surging movement of a group <
a tide of opportunists
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4. a. a flowing stream ; current b. the waters of the ocean c. the overflow of a flooding stream • tideless adjective II. verb (tided; tiding) Date: 1593 intransitive verb to flow as or in a tide ; surge transitive verb to cause to float with or as if with the tide III. intransitive verb (tided; tiding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tīdan; akin to Middle Dutch tiden to go, come, Old English tīd time Date: before 12th century archaic betide, befall

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  • Tide — Tide, n. [AS. t[=i]d time; akin to OS. & OFries. t[=i]d, D. tijd, G. zeit, OHG. z[=i]t, Icel. t[=i]?, Sw. & Dan. tid, and probably to Skr. aditi unlimited, endless, where a is a negative prefix. [root]58. Cf. {Tidings}, {Tidy}, {Till}, prep.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tide — (русск. Тайд)  торговая марка компании Procter Gamble, выпускающей под брендом Tide стиральные порошки, а также жидкие средства для стирки. Оборот торговой марки Tide превышает 1 млрд долларов США в год[1]. Содержание 1 История 2… …   Википедия

  • tide — tide1 [tīd] n. [ME, tide, time, season < OE tid, time; akin to Ger zeit < IE * dī , var. of base * da(i) , to part, divide up > TIME, Sans dāti, (he) cuts off, Gr dēmos, district, people] 1. Obs. a period of time: now only in combination …   English World dictionary

  • Tide — Tide, v. i. [AS. t[=i]dan to happen. See {Tide}, n.] 1. To betide; to happen. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What should us tide of this new law? Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To pour a tide or flood. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) To work into or out of a river… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tide — (t[imac]d), v. t. To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream. [1913 Webster] They are tided down the stream. Feltham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tide — est une marque de lessive américaine appartenant au géant Procter Gamble. Liens externes (en) Site officiel de Tide aux États Unis (fr) Site officiel de Tide au Canada Site officiel de Procter Gamble …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tide — Ⅰ. tide ► NOUN 1) the alternate rising and falling of the sea due to the attraction of the moon and sun. 2) a powerful surge of feeling or trend of events. ► VERB (tide over) ▪ help (someone) through a difficult period. DERIVATIVES tidal adject …   English terms dictionary

  • tide — index outflow Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Tide — Sf Gezeiten per. Wortschatz ndd. (19. Jh.) Stammwort. Aus mndd. getide n., ti(d)e, das in hochdeutscher Form zu Gezeiten wird (Zeit). deutsch s. Zeit …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • tide — n flood, *flow, stream, current, flux …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Tide — ↑ Zeit …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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