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flood tide

noun

  1. the inflow of the tide; rising tide.


flood tide

  1. The period between low tide and high tide, during which water flows toward the shore.
  2. Compare ebb tideSee more at tide


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Word History and Origins

Origin of flood tide1

First recorded in 1710–20

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Example Sentences

May the muse alight upon her brow and may the flood-tide of inspiration swell within her as she sharpens her quill.

The rise of tide is trifling, the flood-tide sets to the North-West, but at a very slow rate.

The flood-tide in the entrance generally ran sixteen hours, and ebbed eight hours.

To-day the sky is unclouded, the sea calm; the flood tide floats the fishers gently to the shore.

From the moment the spirit of war rose to flood-tide in him and he got down to his work, he began to do wonders.

A flood-tide of kindly joyful emotion does not pay much attention to its banks.

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