from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The incoming or rising tide; the period between low water and the succeeding high water.
- n. A climax or high point: a flood tide of fears.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the period between low tide and the next high tide in which the sea is rising
- n. the highest point of something; a climax
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the rising tide; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rising tide. See flood, n., 4, and tide.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
- n. the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding
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