verb (used without object), tid·ed, tid·ing.
verb (used with object), tid·ed, tid·ing.
- to assist in getting over a period of difficulty or distress.
- to surmount (a difficulty, obstacle, etc.); survive.
Origin of tide1
Related formstide·ful, adjectivetide·less, adjectivetide·less·ness, nountide·like, adjective
Definition for tide (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), tid·ed, tid·ing. Archaic.
Origin of tide2
Examples from the Web for tide
But the tide was turning on this issue, an email from another constituent made clear.
Objectively, they are not just riding with the tide, but helping to guide its very direction.
Republican legislatures are looking for any way to stem the tide, and religious exemptions are one way to do that.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’|Jay Michaelson|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In June only the three days were available, because of tide and moon: the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That cycle of intelligence-gathering and capturing or killing fighters helped turn the tide of combat operations.
Cattle standing in the fields were overwhelmed, and their carcasses strewed the tide.History of the Johnstown Flood|Willis Fletcher Johnson
She struggled against it at first as against an anæsthetic, but the thing crept over her like a tide.Beggars on Horseback|F. Tennyson Jesse
From the tide of population now flowing into them it is highly probable that this will soon occur.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk|Compiled by James D. Richardson
In cellars near the river the tide rose and fell, compelling the tenants "to keep the children in bed till ebb-tide."The Battle with the Slum|Jacob A. Riis.
Probably we had passed the place where a tide was setting against the wind.
British Dictionary definitions for tide (1 of 2)
Derived Formstideless, adjectivetidelike, adjective
Word Origin for tide
British Dictionary definitions for tide (2 of 2)
Word Origin for tide
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Idioms and Phrases with tide
In addition to the idiom beginning with tide
- tide over
- stem the tide
- swim against the current (tide)
- swim with the tide
- time and tide
- turn of the tide