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 The beach itself is relatively small and can be swallowed up completely at high tide. oregonlive, 5 June 2021 Officials closed down beach driving access at high tide in the afternoon, causing all off-beach parking lots to fill to capacity. Adelaide Chen, orlandosentinel.com, 31 May 2021 As night fell over the northeastern Italian city of Venice on November 12, 2019, sirens wailed, signaling the arrival of a particularly high tide. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Wired, 30 Apr. 2021 Was Marvin Lewis’ culture crumbling like a sand castle at high tide? Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 6 Apr. 2021 After Tuesday, high tide heights will begin to decline again. Joseph Hincks, Time, 29 Mar. 2021 There could be a little bit of splashover at high tide in a few coastal locations, but this isn’t going to be big coastal event by any stretch. BostonGlobe.com, 23 Apr. 2021 Lohuizen said shooting at high tide would be the best way for viewers to imagine the future severity of rising waters in coastal cities. Lauryn Hill, Wired, 22 Apr. 2021 Elafonissi Beach is actually an island, separated from the mainland by the shallow water and sandbars that only disappear under about three feet of water at high tide. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2021

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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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9 Jun 2021

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“High tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20tide. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of high tide

: the tide when the water is at its highest level

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Kids Definition of high tide

: the tide when the water is at its greatest height


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