ebb tide

noun

Definition of ebb tide

1 : the tide while ebbing or at ebb
2 : a period or state of decline

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First Known Use of ebb tide

1782

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EBB TIDE Defined for English Language Learners

ebb tide

Definition of ebb tide for English Language Learners

  • : the tide while it is flowing outward from the land

  • : a low point or condition


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