low tide


noun

the tide at the point of maximum ebb.
the time of low water.
the lowest point of decline of anything: His spirits were at low tide.

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Origin of low tide

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for low tide

low tide

noun

the tide when it is at its lowest level or the time at which it reaches this
a lowest point
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Scientific definitions for low tide

low tide

The tide at its lowest level at a particular time and place. The lowest tides reached under normal meteorological conditions (the spring tides) take place when the Moon and Sun are directly aligned with respect to Earth. Low tides are less extreme when the Moon and Sun are at right angles (the neap tides). Storms and other meteorological conditions can greatly affect the height of the tides as well. See more at tide.
The time at which a low tide occurs.
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