from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The exceptionally high and low tides that occur at the time of the new moon or the full moon when the sun, moon, and earth are approximately aligned.
- noun A great flood or rush, as of emotion.
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- noun The
tidewhich occurswhen the moonis newor full; the effects of the Sunand moon being reinforced this type of tide is of maximum range.
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