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See also: Tide, tìde, and -tide



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Boats at low tide (periodic change of sea level).


Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English tide, from Old English tīd (time, period, season, while; hour; feast-day, festal-tide; canonical hour or service), from Proto-Germanic *tīdiz (time, period), from Proto-Indo-European *déh₂itis (time, period), from Proto-Indo-European *deh₂y- (to divide). Cognate with Scots tide, tyde (moment, time, occasion, period, tide), North Frisian tid (time), West Frisian tiid (time, while), Dutch tijd (time), Dutch tij, getij (tide of the sea), Low German Tied, Tiet (time), Low German Tide (tide of the sea), German Zeit (time), Danish tid (time), Swedish tid (time), Icelandic tíð (time), Albanian ditë (day), Old Armenian տի (ti, age), Kurdish dem (time). Related to time.


tide (plural tides)

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  1. The periodic change of the sea level, particularly when caused by the gravitational influence of the sun and the moon.
  2. A stream, current or flood.
  3. (chronology, obsolete, except in liturgy) Time, notably anniversary, period or season linked to an ecclesiastical feast.
  4. (regional, archaic) A time.
    The doctor's no good this tide.
  5. (regional, archaic) A point or period of time identified or described by a qualifier (found in compounds).
    Eventide, noontide, morrowtide, nighttide, moon-tide, harvest-tide, wintertide, summertide, springtide, autumn-tide etc.,.
  6. (mining) The period of twelve hours.
  7. Something which changes like the tides of the sea.
  8. Tendency or direction of causes, influences, or events; course; current.
  9. (obsolete) Violent confluence
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
Derived termsEdit
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tide (third-person singular simple present tides, present participle tiding, simple past and past participle tided)

  1. (transitive) To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream.
    • Feltham
      They are tided down the stream.
  2. (intransitive) To pour a tide or flood.
    The ocean tided most impressively, even frightening
  3. (intransitive, nautical) To work into or out of a river or harbor by drifting with the tide and anchoring when it becomes adverse.
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The Dictionary of the Scots Language

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English tiden, tide, from Old English tīdan (to happen).


tide (third-person singular simple present tides, present participle tiding, simple past and past participle tided)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To happen, occur.
    • 1779, David Dalrymple, Annals of Scotland[2], volume II, page 121:
      I wit not what may tide us here


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  1. A time (period), season.
    This lusty summer’s tideGeoffrey Chaucer

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Norwegian BokmålEdit


tide m, f

  1. dative form of tid

Norwegian NynorskEdit


tide f

  1. dative form of tid

Old EnglishEdit

Sranan TongoEdit


Borrowed from English today.



  1. today