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1. Relating to or affected by tides: the tidal maximum; tidal pools; tidal waters.
2. Dependent on or scheduled by the time of high tide: a tidal ferry.

tid′al·ly adv.


1. (Physical Geography) relating to, characterized by, or affected by tides: a tidal estuary.
2. (Physical Geography) dependent on the state of the tide: a tidal ferry.
3. (Physical Geography) (of a glacier) reaching the sea and discharging floes or icebergs
ˈtidally adv


(ˈtaɪd l)

1. pertaining to, characterized by, or subject to tides.
2. dependent on the state of the tide as to time of departure: a tidal steamer.
tid′al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tidal - of or relating to or caused by tides; "tidal wave"
مُتَعَلِّق بالمَد والجَزِر
gelgitle ilgili


A. ADJde (la) marea
the river is tidal up to herela marea sube hasta aquí
the Mediterranean is not tidalen el Mediterráneo no hay mareas
B. CPD tidal basin Ndique m de marea
tidal energy Nenergía f de las mareas, energía f mareomotriz
tidal wave Nmaremoto m (fig) → ola f gigantesca


[ˈtaɪdəl] adj [river, stream] → à maréetidal wave n
(= large wave) → raz-de-marée m inv
(= large number or amount) [people] → raz-de-marée m inv; [enthusiasm, protest, emotion] → immense vague f


adjTide-, Gezeiten-; watersden Gezeiten unterworfen; this river is not tidalin diesem Fluss gibt es keine Gezeiten, das ist kein Tidefluss


tidal atlas
nGezeitenatlas m
tidal barrier, tidal barrage
nStaudamm m, → Staumauer f
tidal basin
nTidebecken nt
tidal current
tidal harbour
nTidehafen m
tidal inlet
nPriel m
tidal lift
nTidenhub m
tidal power plant, tidal power station
nTide- or Gezeitenkraftwerk nt
tidal wave
n (lit)Flutwelle f; a great tidal of enthusiasm swept over the country (fig)eine Welle der Begeisterung ging durch das Land


[ˈtaɪdl] adj (flow) → di marea; (river, estuary) → soggetto/a alla marea
tidal range → escursione f di marea


(taid) noun
the regular, twice-a-day ebbing and flowing movement of the sea. It's high/low tide; The tide is coming in / going out.
ˈtidal adjective
of or affected by tides. tidal currents; a tidal river.
tidal wave
an enormous wave in the sea, caused by an earthquake etc.


a. rel. al volumen de inspiración y expiración.
References in classic literature ?
As he had swept all men before him, so now Joe Welling was carrying the two men in the room off their feet with a tidal wave of words.
He tore through the narrow streets and around the sharp curves like a moving earthquake, showering his volleys as he went, and before him swept a continuous tidal wave of scampering children, ducks, cats, and mothers clasping babies which they had snatched out of the way of the coming destruction; and as this living wave washed aside, along the walls, its elements, being safe, forgot their fears and turned their admiring gaze upon that gallant driver till he thundered around the next curve and was lost to sight.
A gigantic eruption, like that of Krakatoa a few years ago, with the accompanying earthquakes, tidal waves, and clouds of volcanic dust, changes the face of the surrounding landscape beyond recognition, bringing down the high lands, elevating the low, making fair lakes where deserts had been, and deserts where green prairies had smiled before.
Nearer to the eye, the sullen flow of the tidal river Alde ebbed noiselessly from the muddy banks; and nearer still, lonely and unprosperous by the bleak water-side, lay the lost little port of Slaughden, with its forlorn wharfs and warehouses of decaying wood, and its few scattered coasting-vessels deserted on the oozy river-shore.
Here the flood of big business struck with the force of a tidal wave.
I perceived by this slowing down of its rising and setting that the work of the tidal drag was done.
In another moment a huge wave, like a muddy tidal bore but almost scaldingly hot, came sweeping round the bend upstream.
At that time," he went on, "a great tidal wave of selfishness was sweeping over human thought.
But before she could speak, Harold, the office-boy, entered the room with a card, and the conversation was swept away on a tidal wave of work.
The Temple, Chancery Lane, Serjeants' Inn, and Lincoln's Inn even unto the Fields are like tidal harbours at low water, where stranded proceedings, offices at anchor, idle clerks lounging on lop-sided stools that will not recover their perpendicular until the current of Term sets in, lie high and dry upon the ooze of the long vacation.
Already there was a fresh commotion in-doors; the tidal wave of excitement which had swept all.
The house," she explained, "is on a sort of tongue of land, with a tidal river on either side and the sea not fifty yards away from our drawing-room window.