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
References in classic literature ?
Daylight, after I had been four hours in the water, found me in a parlous condition in the tide-rips off Mare Island light, where the swift ebbs from Vallejo Straits and Carquinez Straits were fighting with each other, and where, at that particular moment, they were fighting the flood tide setting up against them from San Pablo Bay.
It was flood tide when Daniel Quilp sat himself down in the ferry to cross to the opposite shore.
One flood tide she found the water covered with muskmelons.
Here we lay in hiding all day, and on the following night, swept on by a flood tide and a fresh wind, we crossed San Pablo Bay in two hours and ran up Petaluma Creek.
The first of the flood tide was setting in, when we ran below where we thought the line was stretched and dropped over a fishing-boat anchor.
"There's a very tight window of opportunity because we have to leave Broughton on the flood tide to get down to Mostyn.
A 'flood tide' is when the waters are rising, which allowed easier and safer passage out of the harbor for sailing ships.
Within short estuaries such as Newark Bay, water slowly rises during flood tide as it flows into the bay from the ocean.
With a decent bit of weather and an evening flood tide over smooth ground, they were full of confidence for a good session as we headed down to the Solway Firth.
Coastguard officers said it was close to the highwater mark with an hour of flood tide to run.
He said that River Tavi was facing a high flood tide with 27,444 cusecs of water.
Considering all decapods, we found higher numbers of developmental stages (>40) during flood and high tides, with a maximum of 60 stages at the nocturnal flood tide. Lower numbers were observed during the diurnal low tide (Fig.