tide


tide
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 [Eastertide, eventide]
2. [prob. infl. by MLowG or MDu]
a) the alternate rise and fall of the surface of oceans, seas, and the bays, rivers, etc. connected with them, caused by the attraction of the moon and sun: it may occur twice in each period of 24 hours and 50 minutes, which is the time of one rotation of the earth with respect to the moon: see also FLOOD TIDE, SPRING TIDE
b) FLOOD TIDE
3. something that rises and falls like the tide
4. a stream, current, etc. or trend, tendency, etc. [the tide of public opinion]
5. the period during which something is at its highest or fullest point
6. Archaic an opportune time or occasion
adj.
TIDAL
vi.
tided, tiding
1. to flow or surge like a tide
2. Naut. to drift with the tide, esp. in moving into or out of a harbor, river, etc.
vt.
to carry with or as with the tide
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tide over
to help along temporarily, as through a period of difficulty
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turn the tide
to reverse a condition
tide2 [tīd]
vt.
tided, tiding [ME tiden < OE tidan < tid: see TIDE1]
Archaic to betide; happen

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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 — 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