neap

adjective
\ ˈnēp How to pronounce neap (audio) \

Definition of neap

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or constituting a neap tide

neap

noun

Definition of neap (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of neap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective These effects interact with each other, creating peaks and troughs during spring and neap tides. Jo Marchant, Wired, 1 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of neap

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neap

Adjective

Middle English neep, from Old English nēp being at the stage of neap tide

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“Neap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neap. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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