[ tahyd-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈtaɪdˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /


water affected by the flow and ebb of the tide.
the water covering tideland at flood tide.

Words nearby tidewater

Origin of tidewater

First recorded in 1765–75; tide1 + water
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British Dictionary definitions for tidewater

/ (ˈtaɪdˌwɔːtə) /


water that advances and recedes with the tide
water that covers land that is dry at low tide
  1. coastal land drained by tidal streams
  2. (as modifier)tidewater regions
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Science definitions for tidewater

[ tīdwô′tər ]

Water that inundates land at flood tide.
Water affected by the tides, especially tidal streams.
Low coastal land drained by tidal streams.
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