flood tide

noun

Definition of flood tide 

1 : a rising tide

2a : an overwhelming quantity

b : a high point : peak

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Synonyms & Antonyms for flood tide

Synonyms

alluvion, bath, cataclysm, cataract, deluge, flood, inundation, Niagara, overflow, spate, torrent

Antonyms

drought (also drouth)

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Examples of flood tide in a Sentence

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

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The Crown Prince is determined to seize this moment and sail on the flood tide. James Stavridis, Time, "Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Convinced Me He’s a Force to Be Reckoned With," 22 Mar. 2018 The flood tide of performances, publications, recordings and events from all corners of the world (including, this summer and beyond, at Ravinia) during the 2018 Bernstein centennial celebration promises to correct this perceptual imbalance. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Lyric Opera offers up a sweet celebration of Bernstein at 100," 11 Mar. 2018 On a flood tide, the current spit us grapeseed-like through the Narrows at 11 knots — about twice our normal motoring speed. Brian J. Cantwell, The Seattle Times, "Sailing the water wonderlands of South Puget Sound," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of flood tide

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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flood tide

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flood tide

: a rising tide

: a very large amount of something

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