from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A great flood or rush, as of emotion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the tide which happens at, or soon after, the new and the full moon, and which rises higher than common tides.
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