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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.
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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
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low′ tide′


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

(lō)
The time at which the tide reaches its lowest level.
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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
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Translations
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low tide

low water n at low tidequando c'è la bassa marea
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North of Haulbowline Head, the land runs in a long way, leaving at low tide a long stretch of yellow sand.
San Rafael Creek, up which we had to go to reach the town and turn over our prisoners to the authorities, ran through wide-stretching marshes, and was difficult to navigate on a falling tide, while at low tide it was impossible to navigate at all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As it was, with bread and potatoes and salted sardines in the house, she went out at the afternoon low tide and dug clams for a chowder.
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. On it and in it and rising through it, as wrecks lift through the sand, were jewelled elephant-howdahs of embossed silver, studded with plates of hammered gold, and adorned with carbuncles and turquoises.
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.
By 6:30 a.m., she said, the low tide may have caught the whale shark, beaching it to the shores of Sitio (sub-village) Laao in Barangay Pawican.
Asource said: "The dolphin had stranded on the beach at low tide and was spotted by a person walking in the area.