low tide


low tide
noun
the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tide
Syn: ↑low water
Ant: ↑high tide
Hypernyms: ↑tide

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noun
: the farthest ebb of the tide : the tide at its lowest

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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]

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low tide or low water noun
The lowest point of the ebbing tide
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Main Entry:low

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low tide UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular low tide plural low tides]
the time when the sea is at its lowest level
Thesaurus: tides and waveshyponym

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low tide,
1. the lowest level of the ocean on the shore.
2. the time when the ocean is lowest on the shore.
3. Figurative. the lowest point of anything.

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n. the state of the tide when at its lowest level

islets visible at low tide

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noun, pl ⋯ tides [count, noncount]
: the tide when the water is at its lowest point

You can walk across the sand bar at low tide.

— compare high tide

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ˌlow ˈtide [low tide] (also ˌlow ˈwater) noun uncountable, countable
the time when the sea is at its lowest level; the sea at this time

The island can only be reached

at low tide

.

Opp: high tide

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low tide
see tide.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 — 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