tidewater

noun tide·wa·ter \ ˈtīd-ˌwȯ-tər , -ˌwä- \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of tidewater

1 : water overflowing land at flood tide; also : water affected by the ebb and flow of the tide
2 : low-lying coastal land

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First Known Use of tidewater

1772

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Tidewater

geographical name Tide·wa·ter \ ˈtīd-ˌwȯ-tər , -ˌwä- \

Definition of Tidewater

low-lying region of eastern Virginia extending from Chesapeake Bay to the Piedmont; site of the first English settlements in America

TIDEWATER Defined for English Language Learners

tidewater

Definition of tidewater for English Language Learners

  • : water that flows over land during high tide

  • : an area of land along the coast


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