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neap

(niːp)
adj
(Physical Geography) of, relating to, or constituting a neap tide
n
(Physical Geography) short for neap tide
[Old English, as in nēpflōd neap tide, of uncertain origin]

neap

(nip)

adj.
1. designating those tides, midway between spring tides, that attain the least height.
n.
2. neap tide.
[before 900; Middle English neep, Old English nēp-, in nēpflōd neap tide]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neap - a less than average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moonneap - a less than average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon
high tide, high water, highwater - the tide when the water is highest
Translations

neap

[niːp] N (also neap tide) → marea f muerta

neap

[ˈniːp] n (also neaptide) → mortes-eaux fpl

neap

n (also neap-tide)Nippflut f, → Nippzeit f, → Nipptide f (N Ger)

neap

[niːp] n (also neap tide) → marea di quadratura
References in classic literature ?
A sea-bred boy would not have stayed a day on Earraid; which is only what they call a tidal islet, and except in the bottom of the neaps, can be entered and left twice in every twenty-four hours, either dry-shod, or at the most by wading.
The Commission, though, will also have to examine the "documents" presented by member states, with Commission officials confiding that some NEAPs are merely drafts' and "reworded versions of older documents".
Ireland is represented by white fish and Colcannon mash in a golden flecked herby crumb; Scotland by salmon, tattles and neaps (potato and turnip) in a cracked black pepper crumb; and Wales by smoked haddock, cheese and leek in a cheesy rarebit crumb coating.