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low tide

n.
1. The lowest level of the tide.
2. The time at which the tide is lowest. In both senses also called low water.

low tide

n
1. (Physical Geography) the tide when it is at its lowest level or the time at which it reaches this
2. a lowest point

low′ tide′


n.
1. the tide at the point of maximum ebb.
2. the lowest point: Her spirits were at low tide.
[1860–65]

low tide

(lō)
The time at which the tide reaches its lowest level.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.low tide - the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tidelow tide - the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tide
tide - the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
high tide, high water, highwater - the tide when the water is highest
Translations
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low tide

low water n at low tidequando c'è la bassa marea
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I pulled up my centreboard, ran full tilt into the mud, took in sail, and, standing in the stern, as I had often done at low tide, I began to shove the skiff with an oar.
He made a triangulation of this part of the lake, but he could not procure a boat, either to cross it or to visit the great island of Ukereoue which is very populous, is governed by three sultans, and appears to be only a promontory at low tide.
His nose went up in the air and quested to windward along the wind that brought the message, and he read the air with his nose as a man might read a newspaper--the salt smells of the seashore and of the dank muck of mangrove swamps at low tide, the spicy fragrances of tropic vegetation, and the faint, most faint, acrid tingle of smoke from smudgy fires.
Between the wharf and the bedroom window is a narrow strip, which is dry at low tide but is covered at high tide with at least four and a half feet of water.
The floor of the vault was buried some five or six feet deep in coined gold and silver that had burst from the sacks it had been originally stored in, and, in the long years, the metal had packed and settled as sand packs at low tide.
And when any man did think right, and said so, Tiger- Face and the guards got him, and he was tied out to the rocks at low tide so that the rising waters drowned him.
Within seconds of picking up Verizon Wireless Get It Now-enabled phones, boaters and fishermen can receive a Tide Report listing high tide, low tide, sunrise, sunset and moon phases for more than 2,300 U.
Visiting the lighthouse requires careful timing: you must cross at low tide on a 200-yard sandy spit that is covered by water at other times.
Here live shorebirds, crab-eating monkeys and mudskipper fish that skim across exposed swamp mud to make their ways between water holes at low tide.
The oil spill hit at low tide, so it piled up against the reef, smothering the living veneer there and leaving a band of bare carbonate rock when it finally washed away.
Visitors to Mumbles are regularly rescued when they venture onto an island off Bracelet Bay which can be reached over rocks at low tide.
Low tide at dawn wouldn't happen for another 2 weeks, and lunar conditions wouldn't be perfect for another month.