So far, "wheatless days," "meatless days," and appeals for food conservation have tided the nation over a dangerous period.
Henceforth, you are nothing but a shipwreck in my life that I have tided over.
In the presence of guests, such family crises must be tided over with neat persiflage.
The memories and the methods of one season were tided over to another.
Thus he tided over a rather prolonged wait, but, when the train moved on, the inquiring p. 292rough returned to the charge.
The alley took care of its own, and tided them over the worst when it came to that.
At the same time the poplars have tided over that in-between period.
It was not entirely, satisfying as water, but it tided them over a difficulty.
This tided us over until the next year when we hoped for better fortunes.
Her embarrassments have since been tided over and the family fortune saved, at least from total shipwreck.
Old English tid "point or portion of time, due time," from Proto-Germanic *tidiz "division of time" (cf. Old Saxon tid, Dutch tijd, Old High German zit, German Zeit "time"), from PIE *di-ti- "division, division of time," suffixed form of root *da- "to divide, cut up" (cf. Sanskrit dati "cuts, divides;" Greek demos "people, land," perhaps literally "division of society;" daiesthai "to divide;" Old Irish dam "troop, company").
Meaning "rise and fall of the sea" (mid-14c.) is probably via notion of "fixed time," specifically "time of high water;" either a native evolution or from Middle Low German getide (cf. also Dutch tij, German Gezeiten "flood tide"). Old English seems to have had no specific word for this, using flod and ebba to refer to the rise and fall. Old English heahtid "high tide" meant "festival, high day."
"to carry (as the tide does)," 1620s, from tide (n.). Usually with over. Related: Tided; tiding.
An alternate increase and decrease, as of levels of a substance in the blood or digestive tract.
The regular rise and fall in the surface level of the Earth's oceans, seas, and bays caused by the gravitational attraction of the Moon and to a lesser extent of the Sun. The maximum high tides (or spring tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are directly aligned with Earth, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters is along the same line and is reinforced. The lowest high tides (or neap tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are at right angles to each other, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters originates from two different directions and is mitigated. Tides vary greatly by region and are influenced by sea-floor topography, storms, and water currents. See also ebb tide, flood tide, neap tide, spring tide.