from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The lowest level of the tide.
  • n. The time at which the tide is lowest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The tide at its lowest level for a particular tidal cycle at a certain place.
  • n. The time of day when the sea has receded to its lowest level.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the farthest ebb of the tide; the tide at its lowest point; low water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tide


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  • At low tide the sea recedes wholly from between Amrom and F/hr, and then people drive across from one island to another; but still the time must be well observed and the passage accurately known, or else, when the tide comes, he who crosses will be inevitably lost.

    The True Story of My Life

  • And when any man did think right, and said so, Tiger-Face and the guards got him, and he was tied out to the rocks at low tide so that the rising waters drowned him.


  • 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.

    Sole Music

  • More on that subject to come, but in the meantime, speaking of danger: Sultan has warned us not to linger too long here on Gilimotang, since we’re racing against low tide and we still have to make our return through the narrows.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • As they had been duly forewarned by Bashti, the penalty for infraction of the rules he had laid down was staking out on the reef at low tide to be eaten by the fish-sharks.


  • They bathed in the cool of the morning in that marvellous translucent sea; they walked out upon the reef at low tide to see the coloured coral; they paddled about in a glass-bottomed boat to see the coloured fishes, and a good six inches separated them all the time.

    A Town Like Alice

  • John Lorrimer had caused an archaeological sensation when he at last persuaded the county archaeologists to come and look at the circle of oak timbers surrounding the up-ended two-ton stump of an oak he had first noticed as he walked on Holme beach at low tide on 17 August 1998.


  • To save herself, C-9 submerged although it was near low tide and only eighteen feet of water covered the bar.

    Castles of Steel

  • Even at low tide the water scarcely abandoned them, and they were overgrown with moss-like, slippery weed and small, hard, strongly-adhering shells.

    The Dancing Druids


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