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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Before the flood tide of evil came upon this young and happy household, however, another sad event swept over the Vanross family and left its weight of woe upon the weakening faith and hope of Hortense.
Here we lay in hiding all day, and on the following night, swept on by a flood tide and a fresh wind, we crossed San Pablo Bay in two hours and ran up Petaluma Creek.
The carton spilled its contents and the flood tide of cash reached Finlay’s polished shoes.
The first of the flood tide was setting in, when we ran below where we thought the line was stretched and dropped over a fishing-boat anchor.
But he had a flood tide of advertising—and until the very end, we overflew Ohio as we shuttled from California to New Jersey, with brief pit stops in other states.
In the evening we came to, at the south end of St. Simons, having been hindred by the flood tide making against us.
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
The old Anglo-Roman families—my father’s being first among them—banded together and held off the invaders for a while, but the flood tide that washed up against Britain could not long be repulsed.