flood tide

noun

Definition of flood tide

1 : a rising tide
2 a : an overwhelming quantity
b : a high point : peak

Examples of flood tide in a Sentence

  1. the flood tide of bad manners that seems to be inundating contemporary society

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First Known Use of flood tide

1719

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FLOOD TIDE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of flood tide for English Language Learners

  • : a rising tide

  • : a very large amount of something



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