Time; period; season.
- The periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans and of bays, gulfs, inlets, and estuaries, caused by gravitational attraction of the moon and sun.
- A specific occurrence of such a variation: awaiting the next high tide.
- Flood tide.
- Tidal force.
- Something that fluctuates like the waters of the tide: a rising tide of discontent. See Synonyms at flow.
- A time or season. Often used in combination: eventide; Christmastide; Shrovetide.
- A favorable occasion; an opportunity.
- To rise and fall like the tide.
- Nautical To drift or ride with the tide: tided off the reef; tiding up the Hudson.
- To carry along with or as if with the tide.
- tide over To support through a difficult period: I asked for $100 to tide me over till payday.
- Archaic To betide; befall.