What is tide?

  • (noun): Something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea).
    Example: "A rising tide of popular interest"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth.

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Some articles on tide:

And The Tide Rushes In
... "And the Tide Rushes In" is song from The Moody Blues 1970 album A Question of Balance ... Written by band member Ray Thomas, "And the Tide Rushes In" connotes a sense of strife in a relationship with the narrator's lover symbolized as the tide ...
Chesapeake Tide
... The Chesapeake Tide were a former professional Indoor Football team based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland ... The Tide were the first indoor football team to be based in Maryland ... The Owner of the Tide was Martin Johnson ...
Mark Ingram, Jr.
... season in 2009, Ingram won the first Heisman Trophy ever awarded to an Alabama Crimson Tide player, set the Crimson Tide's single-season rushing record with 1,658 yards, was ...
Tide - Misapplications
... this name is given by their resemblance to the tide, rather than any actual link to the tide ... Other phenomena unrelated to tides but using the word tide are rip tide, storm tide, hurricane tide, and black or red tides ...
Tide Jewels
... In Japanese mythology, the tide jewels-- individually, the kanju (干珠?, lit ... "(tide-)ebbing jewel") and manju (満珠?, lit ... "(tide-)flowing jewel")-- were magical gems that the Sea God used to control the tides ...

More definitions of "tide":

  • (verb): Rise or move foward.
    Synonyms: surge
  • (verb): Cause to float with the tide.
  • (noun): There are usually two high and two low tides each day.
    Synonyms: lunar time period
  • (noun): The periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon.
  • (verb): Be carried with the tide.

Famous quotes containing the word tide:

    The tide rises, the tide falls,
    The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
    Along the sea-sands damp and brown
    The traveler hastens toward the town,
    And the tide rises, the tide falls.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882)

    Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee,
    While the world’s tide is bearing me along;
    Sterner desires and darker hopes beset me,
    Hopes which obscure, but cannot do thee wrong.
    Emily Brontë (1818–1848)

    The ordinary night was graced
    For them by the swift tide of blood
    That silently they took at flood,
    And for a little time they prized
    Themselves emparadised.
    Howard Nemerov (b. 1920)