flood tide

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flood tide

(flŭd′tīd′)
n.
1. The incoming or rising tide, occurring between the time when the tide is lowest and the time when the following tide is highest.
2.
a. A large or increasing amount: "Is the flood tide of scandals evidence of a flood tide of malfeasance?" (Eduardo Porter).
b. The peak or climax: "when the pent-up energies of the Depression years and World War II were at flood tide" (Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan).

flood′ tide`


n.
the inflow of the tide; rising tide.
[1710–20]

flood tide

(flŭd)
The period between low tide and high tide, during which water flows toward the shore. Compare ebb tide. See more at tide.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flood tide - the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist's career"; "in the flood tide of his success"
juncture, occasion - an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
2.flood tide - the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide); "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
tide - the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
ebbtide - the tide while water is flowing out
Translations

flood tide

nalta marea, marea crescente