high tide

noun
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

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

  1. At high tide the water covers the rocks completely.

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First Known Use of high tide

1546


HIGH TIDE Defined for English Language Learners

high tide

noun

Definition of high tide for English Language Learners

  • : the tide when the water is at its highest level


HIGH TIDE Defined for Kids

high tide

noun

Definition of high tide for Students

: the tide when the water is at its greatest height

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