from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The tide at its fullest, when the water reaches its highest level.
- n. The time at which this tide occurs. Also called high water.
- n. A point of culmination; a climax.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The natural tide at its highest level for a particular tidal cycle at a certain place.
- n. The time of day when the sea has risen to its highest level.
- n. climax, culminating point or phase
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the greatest flow of the tide; high water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A great festival.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the tide when the water is highest
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That narrow tidal opportunity dictated that the attack would have to be mounted at dawn, and the approach to the harbor made in a misty half-darkness, for the next morning's suitable high tide fell just as the sun would be rising.
It holds 4 fathom water at high tide for 25 miles above York to the mouth of Poropotank, where the river is a mile and a half wide, and the channel only 75 fathom, and passing under a high bank.
Between the wharf and the bedroom window is a narrow strip, which is dry at low tide but is covered at high tide with at least four and a half feet of water.
The family was very poor: the father a day-laborer and farmer; the mother worked in the fields, and as the children grew up they too worked in the fields; and after a high tide the whole family hurried to the seashore to gather up the “varech,” and carry it home for fertilizer, so that the rocky hillside might next Summer laugh a harvest.
They found a good spot beyond the square bulk of the Hotwells House, which stood on a rock shelf just above the high tide mark where the Avon Gorge terminated.
His last feat was to enter the Grotto of Kroshch, wait out the high tide which completely submerged it, and emerge unharmed-even playing his horpil, whatever that might be.
Banton, Seymour, Frisby, Robinson and others who had fought many battles, and passed through many stormy scenes since 1816, were quick to discover if the present tendency continued it would lead to high tide of success, spiritually and materially, and they began to plan to have the two months 'limit removed, and the Coppin pastorate made permanent.
It is barely dawn and high tide when Harry Cory Wright, Adam Nicolson and I set out from nearby Brancaster Staithe with John Brown, the Scolt Head Nature Warden, in his open wooden motor boat, heading up the channel through Brancaster Marshes towards Scolt Head and the open sea.
The spider-legged creation lumbered toward the tree line, even as the mechanical giants began to dig the foundation of a fortress above the high tide line.
At high tide and with a swift current, even the wariest boatman can have his craft smashed asunder in the mill race that forms between the bridge supports.