Definition of tidal in US English:



  • Relating to or affected by tides.

    ‘the river here is not tidal’
    ‘strong tidal currents’
    • ‘Sometimes on an exceptionally high tide the water flows over the weir causing a tidal effect as far up as Kingston.’
    • ‘You must pick your time well, as she is often swept by strong tidal currents.’
    • ‘I have regularly used these floats on tidal waters to fish high tides with good results.’
    • ‘The flounder is common in estuaries and the tidal waters of rivers, and especially abundant in the Baltic Sea.’
    • ‘Officers standing on the shore could hear his cries but dared not enter the water because of the dangerous tidal currents.’
    • ‘The tidal sealochs of the east coast are particularly good otter-spotting venues.’
    • ‘Strong tidal currents in the channel, however, limit deposition to the Celtic Sea.’
    • ‘Diving here is not that difficult, as there is almost no tidal water and the currents are mostly weak.’
    • ‘There are strong tidal currents in the area as well as mud, which can trap waders and swimmers.’
    • ‘I had fished both the tidal and non tidal Thames for pike for many years.’
    • ‘Because of its location east of the Isle of Wight, tidal currents make diving tricky.’
    • ‘The dive sites here are home to some of the strongest, wildest and most dangerous tidal currents in the world.’
    • ‘However, when the tide slows and changes direction, the tidal currents again enter the bay and push the eddy out to sea.’
    • ‘It was a tidal bay, so twice a day you would be left with a small tidal river.’
    • ‘At this time of year, monsoons in the area cause tidal surges and high waves.’
    • ‘A tidal river, its current is swollen both from the teeming heavens and from the surging ocean.’
    • ‘The movement of water associated with tides can also result in the formation of tidal currents.’
    • ‘The tidal current was running against me, slowing the trawler to three knots.’
    • ‘The port developed around a large tidal lagoon protected by a sand bar.’
    • ‘In the present case it was common ground that there is a public right of navigation throughout the tidal waters of the estuary.’