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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 ebb tide.

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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