Definition of high tide in English:

high tide


  • 1The state of the tide when at its highest level.

    ‘at high tide you have to go inland’
    • ‘At low tide spelunk through caves and touch the base of giant rocks reaching up from the ocean floor; at high tide kayak around miniature islands.’
    • ‘An experiment at Northwestern University in Chicago used oysters that normally opened up their shells at high tide each day.’
    • ‘At high tide, many mudskipper species take cover in their submerged burrows to avoid being attacked by predatory fish that cruise the shallows.’
    • ‘As explained earlier, this section is fully tidal and as such alters in depth from low tide to high tide by an average of about 17 ft.’
    • ‘The ‘Altmark’ was re-floated at high tide and continued to Germany - minus her prize.’
    • ‘Some bodies of water, including parts of the Pacific Basin, have mixed tides, where a single low tide follows two high tides.’
    • ‘There was a little hill of sand that separated the lagoon from the ocean when it was low tide, and the two flowed together at high tide.’
    • ‘The country's coastline lies 1 to 1.5 meters below sea level at high tide, necessitating elaborate systems of drainage canals.’
    • ‘At high tide at sunrise and sunset the water runs into and fills the moon.’
    • ‘Cargo is transported from ship to shore at high tide.’
    • ‘At Kew, there can be as little as three feet of water during low tide, while a high tide results in Hammersmith Bridge becoming almost impassable.’
    • ‘There's a phenomenal tide speed that goes past and at high tide it is 8ft above the level of the street for the majority of the Sutton area.’
    • ‘Approach channels to the port currently have a draft of 11.6m at all tides, and 12.1m at high tide.’
    • ‘At high tide all that remain of the rocks are tiny islands.’
    • ‘‘It was like low tide to high tide in a matter of seconds,’ he said.’
    • ‘Storm surge combined with high tides and runoff from rainfall took boaters by surprise as new high water marks were recorded.’
    • ‘At high tide there was a bigger landing boat, which had come after all the small ones.’
    • ‘These creatures migrate to the surface at low tide and burrow back down at high tide - a round-trip of less than eight inches.’
    • ‘At high tide, the little bay looks deep and blue and can even develop some modest whitecaps.’
    • ‘To the west of the breakwater the beach height and width has continued to reduce to such a level that at high tide the sea reaches the sea wall.’
    1. 1.1The highest point of something.
      ‘the high tide of nationalism’
      • ‘In his first volume of The Age of Reagan, our friend Steve Hayward begins the story in 1964 at the high tide of liberalism.’
      • ‘Its incomparable architecture will forever stand as testimony to the high tide of Arab achievement.’
      • ‘Louis also enjoyed great financial wealth, for this was the high tide of the medieval economy.’
      • ‘Some more of Nasha and the night floated on the high tide of music.’
      • ‘The high tide of this influence would not come for nearly 1,500 years.’
      • ‘It was the high tide of American engagement with the Asian country.’
      • ‘The Treaty of Paris marked the high tide of late nineteenth-century colonialism in the United States.’
      • ‘First, Lone Star's defeat may well signal the high tide of Western vulture funds in Asia, and this is no bad thing.’
      • ‘The culmination of this period of high tide was the completion of the celebrated ‘The Night Watch’.’
      • ‘The first six months of 1942 marked the high tide of Axis victories in World War II.’
      • ‘It seems like only yesterday I was succumbing to fashion's high tide and investing in low cut jeans, though I've never completed the look with a thong.’
      • ‘Historically, they point out that no Islamic society, even during the high tide of Islamic civilization, was governed exclusively according to Islamic law.’
      • ‘At this period of our life, he would say at the high tide of Victorianism, we need less harping on conscience and more appeals to critical intelligence.’
      • ‘The rest of the twenties were in many ways the high tide of the Federal Reserve System.’
      • ‘Today, we have the strategic science regime that was initiated during the high tide of neoliberalism in the late 1980s.’
      • ‘From this distance, though I hope I am wrong about this, his campaign seems quixotic, his footing insecure against the high tide of conservatism.’


high tide

/ˈˌhī ˈtīd/