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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).
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flood′ tide`


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

flood tide

nalta marea, marea crescente
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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.
During flood tides, seawater flowing behind the advancing salt front fills in the side channels, creating temporary reservoirs of salt water.
Spartina marshes which are awash during regular tides tend to be gooey and problematic for wading, but the high ground that's covered during the flood tides is usually pretty firm.
For the relative abundance, we calculated the percentage of individuals in diurnal and nocturnal photoperiod and at ebb and flood tides. To show the abundance distribution of the individuals in the three depth levels, we used the formula RA (%) = [N.sup.*]100 * [TN.sup.-1] where: N: number of individuals of the taxon in a determinate depth level; and TN: total number of individuals considering the three depth levels.
Sometimes the flood tides would stay as long as one month.
On some flood tides there have been odd codling to 5lb, with plenty of whiting at night.
The agency issued a special warning for violent winds, heavy rain and flood tides. The storm's slow movement could add to the potential damage, weather forecasters said.