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tidemark

[tahyd-mahrk]
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noun
  1. the point that something or someone has reached, receded below, or risen above: He has reached the tidemark of his prosperity.
  2. a mark left by the highest or lowest point of a tide.
  3. a mark made to indicate the highest or lowest point of a tide.
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Origin of tidemark

First recorded in 1790–1800; tide1 + mark1
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Related Words for tidemark

apex, apogee, acme, ceiling, peak, tidemark, watermark

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Historical Examples of tidemark

  • This was the tidemark of a friendly bite Cleg had given to a friend, in whose double row were no gaps.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett


British Dictionary definitions for tidemark

tidemark

noun
  1. a mark left by the highest or lowest point of a tide
  2. a marker indicating the highest or lowest point reached by a tide
  3. mainly British a mark showing a level reached by a liquida tidemark on the bath
  4. informal, mainly British a dirty mark on the skin, indicating the extent to which someone has washed
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tidemark in Science

tidemark

[tīdmärk′]
  1. A line or mark on a shore indicating the highest or lowest level reached by the tide.
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