tide·​land ˈtīd-ˌland How to pronounce tideland (audio)
: land overflowed during flood tide
: land underlying the ocean and lying beyond the low-water limit of the tide but being within the territorial waters of a nation
often used in plural

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In Maine during the 1980s, the issue came to a head over Moody Beach in Wells, with citizens filing suit demanding the right to recreate on the private tideland. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Sep. 2021 The San Diego Unified Port District, which owns the tideland areas in question on behalf of the public, initially sued the businesses in 2005 over the tow basin site, which was operated by General Dynamics and its subsidiary Convair until 1970. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Dec. 2020 Taylor Shellfish operates 15,000 acres of tidelands, growing 426,000 shellfish an acre – that need harvesting. USA Today, 28 May 2020 Outsiders may view the alterations as trivial improvements to an area that should, like downtown San Diego or Coronado, absorb its fair share of additional access to public tidelands. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Aug. 2019 The piers are considered residential and not allowed on public tidelands because, although parts are open to the public, access is restricted to the floating docks where boats are docked. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2019 Washington Long Beach: A southwest Washington oyster growers association has abandoned a drive to use a controversial insecticide that combats burrowing shrimp, a creature that can make tidelands unfit for shellfish farming. USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2019 The growers wanted to use the insecticide to spray up to 500 annually of the more than 12,000 acres of tidelands used for shellfish cultivation in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor. USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2019 Four of the five piers are considered residential, a use that is not allowed on the tidelands. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tideland was in 1787

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“Tideland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tideland. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


tide·​land ˈtīd-ˌland How to pronounce tideland (audio)
: land overflowed during high tide
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