tide

1 noun
1 (countable usually singular) the regular rising and lowering of the level of the sea: driftwood on the beach, brought in by the tide | the tide is in/out (=the sea is at a high or low level)
—see also: high tide, low tide
2 (C) a current of water caused by the tide: Strong tides make swimming dangerous.
3 (countable usually singular) the way in which events, opinions etc are developing: the tide turns against (=people's opinions change so that they no longer approve of someone or something): The tide of public opinion seems to be turning against the President. | swim with/against the tide (=support or oppose what most people think) | stem the tide (=prevent something from developing and getting worse): efforts to stem the tide of hysteria caused by the shootings
4 (singular) a large number of people or things moving along together: the tide of refugees crossing the border | stem the tide (=stop this movement)
5 Christmastide/eveningtide/morningtide etc old use a particular time of the year or day
2 tide sb over phrasal verb (T) to help someone through a difficult period: I can give you enough money to tide you over until next month.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Tide — Tide, n. [AS. t[=i]d time; akin to OS. & OFries. t[=i]d, D. tijd, G. zeit, OHG. z[=i]t, Icel. t[=i]?, Sw. & Dan. tid, and probably to Skr. aditi unlimited, endless, where a is a negative prefix. [root]58. Cf. {Tidings}, {Tidy}, {Till}, prep.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tide — (русск. Тайд)  торговая марка компании Procter Gamble, выпускающей под брендом Tide стиральные порошки, а также жидкие средства для стирки. Оборот торговой марки Tide превышает 1 млрд долларов США в год[1]. Содержание 1 История 2… …   Википедия

  • tide — tide1 [tīd] n. [ME, tide, time, season < OE tid, time; akin to Ger zeit < IE * dī , var. of base * da(i) , to part, divide up > TIME, Sans dāti, (he) cuts off, Gr dēmos, district, people] 1. Obs. a period of time: now only in combination …   English World dictionary

  • Tide — Tide, v. i. [AS. t[=i]dan to happen. See {Tide}, n.] 1. To betide; to happen. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What should us tide of this new law? Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To pour a tide or flood. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) To work into or out of a river… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tide — (t[imac]d), v. t. To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream. [1913 Webster] They are tided down the stream. Feltham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tide — est une marque de lessive américaine appartenant au géant Procter Gamble. Liens externes (en) Site officiel de Tide aux États Unis (fr) Site officiel de Tide au Canada Site officiel de Procter Gamble …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tide — Ⅰ. tide ► NOUN 1) the alternate rising and falling of the sea due to the attraction of the moon and sun. 2) a powerful surge of feeling or trend of events. ► VERB (tide over) ▪ help (someone) through a difficult period. DERIVATIVES tidal adject …   English terms dictionary

  • tide — index outflow Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Tide — Sf Gezeiten per. Wortschatz ndd. (19. Jh.) Stammwort. Aus mndd. getide n., ti(d)e, das in hochdeutscher Form zu Gezeiten wird (Zeit). deutsch s. Zeit …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • tide — n flood, *flow, stream, current, flux …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Tide — ↑ Zeit …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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