ebb tide


Definition of ebb tide

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

Examples of ebb tide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ebbing tides of winter layoffs cut O’Donnell loose from Angeline. Craig Laban, Philly.com, 6 July 2018 While the ocean forecast is good, there is a 10-foot swing in the ebbing tide (starts late morning) and that makes for treacherous bar crossings in the best weather. Bill Monroe, OregonLive.com, 29 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of ebb tide

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ebb tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ebb%20tide. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ebb tide

: the tide while it is flowing outward from the land
: a low point or condition

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