On the other hand, coffee is of sovereign efficacy in tiding over the nervous system in emergencies.
Thus from Menelaus the youth Telemachus got tiding of his father.
At dawn Gerald came home exhausted, and bringing no tiding of the missing man.
Carleton still withheld the certificate, and the young engineer had had the greatest difficulty in tiding over his payments.
For three days no tiding came to San Remo of Manuelita and her captors, or of their pursuers.
I think there are more ways of tiding over this evil hour than by war, even if we were doubly strong with men and guns.
The matter was handed over to me, and I have been on the run ever since; but I have not been able to hear tale or tiding of her.
But we are not asking too much if we expect their aid in tiding over the first and most difficult moments.
Both have their sources in mountain summits where the avalanche thundered forth to solitude the tiding of their birth.
One or two vessels were tiding it up in the midst of the stream, with a motion scarcely perceptible.
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.