ebb

  • 1 Ebb — Ebb, n. [AS. ebba; akin to Fries. ebba, D. eb, ebbe, Dan. & G. ebbe, Sw. ebb, cf. Goth. ibuks backward; prob. akin to E. even.] 1. The reflux or flowing back of the tide; the return of the tidal wave toward the sea; opposed to {flood}; as, the… …

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  • 2 Ebb — steht für: Eccentric Bottom Bracket, englisch für „exzentrisches Innenlager“ beim Fahrrad Einrichtungen der Beruflichen Bildung, gedruckter Vorläufer der Weiterbildungsdatenbank KURS Eisbären Berlin, Berliner Eishockeyclub Electric Banana Band,… …

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  • 3 Ebb — Ebb, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ebbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ebbing}.] [AS. ebbian; akin to D. & G. ebben, Dan. ebbe. See 2d {Ebb}.] 1. To flow back; to return, as the water of a tide toward the ocean; opposed to {flow}. [1913 Webster] That Power who bids… …

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  • 4 EBB — steht für: Eccentric Bottom Bracket, englisch für „exzentrisches Innenlager“ beim Fahrrad Einrichtungen der Beruflichen Bildung, gedruckter Vorläufer der Weiterbildungsdatenbank KURS Eisbären Berlin, Berliner Eishockeyclub Electric Banana Band,… …

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  • 5 ebb — ► NOUN ▪ the movement of the tide out to sea. ► VERB 1) (of tidewater) move away from the land; recede. 2) (often ebb away) (of an emotion or quality) gradually lessen or reduce. ● at a low ebb Cf. ↑at a low ebb …

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  • 6 Ebb — Ebb, a. Receding; going out; falling; shallow; low. [1913 Webster] The water there is otherwise very low and ebb. Holland. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Ebb — Ebb, v. t. To cause to flow back. [Obs.] Ford. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Ebb — ([e^]b), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The European bunting. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 ebb — (n.) O.E. ebba ebb, low tide, perhaps from P.Gmc. *abjon (Cf. O.Fris. ebba, O.S. ebbiunga, M.Du. ebbe, Du. eb, Ger. Ebbe), from *ab , from PIE root *apo off, away (see APO (Cf. apo) ). The verb is O.E …

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  • 10 ebb — [n] regression; decline abatement, backflow, decay, decrease, degeneration, depreciation, deterioration, diminution, drop, dwindling, fading away, flagging, going out, lessening, low tide, low water, outward flow, petering out*, recession,… …

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  • 11 ebb — [eb] n. [ME ebbe < OE ebba (common LowG, as in MLowG ebbe > Ger ebbe, OFris ebba) < Gmc * abjan, a going back < IE base * apo , from, away from > OFF1] 1. the flow of water back toward the sea, as the tide falls 2. a weakening or… …

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  • 12 ebb — I verb crumble, decay, decline, decrease, degenerate, deteriorate, drop, drop off, dwindle, fade away, fail, fall, fall away, fall off, move back, recede, recedere, retire, retreat, shrink, sink, slide, slip, slip back, subside, wane, waste away …

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  • 13 ebb — • ebb, lågvatten, tidvatten …

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  • 14 ebb — vb subside, *abate, wane Analogous words: dwindle, diminish, *decrease, lessen: *recede, retrograde, retreat Antonyms: flow (as the tide) Contrasted words: *advance, progress: * …

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  • 15 ebb — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun EBB + NOUN ▪ tide ▪ They left port on the ebb tide. PREPOSITION ▪ against an/the ebb ▪ It was difficult sailing upstream against a stro …

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  • 16 ebb — I UK [eb] / US noun [singular] 1) ebb or ebb tide the process in which the sea level on a coast becomes lower 2) a period when something gradually becomes smaller or less an apparent ebb in the fighting • be at/reach (a) low ebb to be in a very… …

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  • 17 ebb — [[t]e̱b[/t]] ebbs, ebbing, ebbed 1) VERB When the tide or the sea ebbs, its level gradually falls. As the tide ebbs, an ominous swell begins to run in. 2) N COUNT: usu the N The ebb or the ebb tide is one of the regular periods, usually two per… …

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  • 18 ebb — ebb1 [ eb ] noun singular 1. ) ebb or ebb tide the process in which the ocean level on a coast becomes lower 2. ) a period when something gradually becomes smaller or less: an apparent ebb in the fighting be at/reach (a) low ebb to be in a very… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 ebb — ebb1 [eb] n [: Old English; Origin: ebba] 1.) [singular] also ebb tide the flow of the sea away from the shore, when the ↑tide goes out ≠ ↑flood tide 2.) be at a low ebb to be in a bad state or condition ▪ His confidence is at a lo …

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  • 20 ebb — 1 noun 1 (singular) also ebb tide the flow of the sea away from the shore, when the tide 1 (1) goes out opposite flood tide 2 be at a low ebb to be in a bad state or condition: By March 1933, the economy was at its lowest ebb. 3 ebb and flow a… …

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