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

  • n. Springtime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A high tide coinciding with a full moon or a new moon.
  • n. By extension, any characteristic that has reached a high level.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The time of spring; springtime.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Springtime.

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

  • n. a greater than average tide occurring during the new and full moons
  • n. a swelling rush of anything


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  • Somehow this year's springtide has taken us aback.

    Jack Schimmelman: Central Park: A Performance in Four Seasons (Spring)

  • I understood that if all the lowly flowers wished to be roses, nature would lose its springtide beauty, and the fields would no longer be enamelled with lovely hues.

    Flowers and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

  • Wherefore for these bright blooms of spring thy springtide sweet surrendering, the tribute of my love repay and all my gifts with thine outweigh.

    The Defense

  • Crows and ravens flock for food to the camps broken up for the springtide and autumnal marches, and thus become emblems of desertion and desolation.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Moreover, one should not be cupped in very hot weather nor in very cold weather; and the best season for cupping is springtide.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Yet her body longed so sore for the springtide freshness of the grass, and was so bewooed of the flowery scent thereof, that though she durst not go unarmed, she did off her footgear and went stealing softly barefoot and with naked legs over the embroidered greensward, saying aloud to herself: If run for the ferry I needs must, lighter shall I run so dight.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Blossom of the rose undying brings undying springtide there.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Should she not always bear within her the seeds of sadness and mistrust, ready to grow up and rob emotion of its springtide of fervor?

    A Woman of Thirty

  • The blue of innocence was in his eyes, and a gay smile of springtide abode upon his lips.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • Beside those springtide flowers he was putting the ice of winter; hoary experience with young and innocent ignorance.

    A Daughter of Eve


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