The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

5 definitions found
 for tidal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tidal \Tid"al\, a.
     Of or pertaining to tides; caused by tides; having tides;
     periodically rising and falling, or following and ebbing; as,
     tidal waters.
     [1913 Webster]
           The tidal wave of deeper souls
           Into our inmost being rolls,
           And lifts us unawares
           Out of all meaner cares.                 --Longfellow.
     [1913 Webster]
     Tidal air (Physiol.), the air which passes in and out of
        the lungs in ordinary breathing. It varies from twenty to
        thirty cubic inches.
     Tidal basin, a dock that is filled at the rising of the
     Tidal wave.
     (a) See Tide wave, under Tide. Cf. 4th Bore.
     (b) A vast, swift wave caused by an earthquake or some
         extraordinary combination of natural causes. It rises far
         above high-water mark and is often very destructive upon
         low-lying coasts.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to or caused by tides; "tidal wave"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "tidal":
     affluent, aquatic, balneal, confluent, coursing, decurrent,
     deep-sea, defluent, diffluent, estuarine, flowing, fluent,
     fluxional, fluxive, grallatorial, gulfy, gushing, littoral, mazy,
     meandering, natant, natatorial, natatory, pouring, profluent,
     racing, running, rushing, seashore, serpentine, shore, sluggish,
     streaming, surging, surgy, swimming, vortical, water-dwelling,
     water-growing, water-living, water-loving

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (in the LXX. called "Thorgal"), styled the "king of nations"
     (Gen.14:1-9). Mentioned as Tudkhula on Arioch's brick (see
     facing page 139). _Goyyim_, translated "nations," is the country
     called Gutium, east of Tigris and north of Elam.

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Tidal, that breaks the yoke; knowledge of elevation

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229