Origin of neap1
Definition for neap (2 of 2)
noun New England.
Origin of neap2
Examples from the Web for neap
But in the season of neap tides enough water is left for them to swim about within the semi-circle of stakes.A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs|George M. Wrong
It was a time of neap or spring tide, besides which the wind was in the right direction to make the water rise very high.Shadow, the Mysterious Detective|Police Captain Howard
In crossing, I found a most rapid tide, at least five or six knots at neap tides, and to pull against it was out of the question.
With other thinkers the tide rose and fell alternately, yet always moved from the neap of Platonism towards the spring.Beauty and the Beast|Stewart A. McDowall
So we have spring tides regularly once a fortnight, with neap tides in between.Pioneers of Science|Oliver Lodge
British Dictionary definitions for neap
Word Origin for neap
Word Origin and History for neap
Middle English, from Old English nepflod "neap flood," the tide occurring at the end of the first and third quarters of the lunar month, in which high waters are at their lowest, of unknown origin, with no known cognates (Danish niptid probably is from English). Original sense perhaps is "without power." As a noun from 1580s.