high tide


Definition of high tide

1 : the tide when the water is at its greatest elevation
2 : culminating point : climax the hide tide of the war effort

Examples of high tide in a Sentence

At high tide the water covers the rocks completely.
Recent Examples on the Web This latter high tide is due to inertia, as Earth itself is pulled slightly toward the moon. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 28 Apr. 2022 But although that deadly winter COVID-19 wave receded, the high tide of underlying conditions remained, with Black and Latino residents facing nearly unrivaled numbers of diabetic amputations. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2021 The mean high tide at Nehalem is 6.45 feet, according to the Oregon King Tides Project. oregonlive, 8 Nov. 2021 The Sunday high tide in Charleston Harbor reached 8.51 feet, the 10th-highest level in the century of recording at that site, the National Weather Service said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2021 In Dorchester, for instance, home to mayoral candidates Annissa Essaibi George and John Barros, the average high tide may pose flood risks to Malibu Beach and the Savin Hill Cove shoreline. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Aug. 2021 Early traps were located on mud flats that flooded 8 to 10 feet deep at high tide. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 3 July 2022 There are coastal concerns about storm surge and tidal influence especially along the coastal towns in Suffolk County, New York, which could see 4- to 8-foot-high waves during high tide Saturday night and into Sunday. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 29 Jan. 2022 Promiscuity may be an adaptation to the danger of a nest full of eggs being destroyed by a peak high tide; mating opportunistically lets adults start over right away before a breeding season ends. Maddie Bender, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of high tide

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of high tide was in 1546

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27 Jul 2022

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“High tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20tide. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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: the tide when the water is at its greatest height


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