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 tide which occurs when the moon is new or full; the effects of the Sun and moon being reinforced this type of tide is of maximum range.


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