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Etymology 1

Old English tīd. Cognate with Dutch tijd, German Zeit Danish, Norwegian and Swedish tid, and probably to Sanskrit अदिति (aditi), unlimited, endless), where a- is a negative prefix. Compare tidings, tidy, till (preposition), time.

Noun

Singular
tide

Plural
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  1. The periodic change of the sea level, particularly when caused by the gravitational influence of the sun and the moon
  2. A stream, current or flood.
    Let in the tide of knaves once more; my cook and I'll provide. — Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, III-iv
  3. (chronology) (obsolete except in liturgy) Time, notably anniversary, period or season linked to an ecclesiastical feast.
    This lusty summer's tideGeoffrey Chaucer
    And rest their weary limbs a tideEdmund Spenser
    Which, at the appointed tide, Each one did make his brideEdmund Spenser
    At the tide of Christ his birth — Fuller?
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The period of twelve hours.
  5. Something which changes like the tides of the sea.
  6. Tendency or direction of causes, influences, or events; course; current.
    There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. — Shakespeare. Julius Caesar, IV-iii
  7. (obsolete) Violent confluence — Francis Bacon
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Etymology 2

Old English tīdan ‘to happen’.

Verb

Infinitive
to tide

Third person singular
tid

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to tide (third-person singular simple present tid, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream.
    They are tided down the stream. — Feltham?
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To betide; to happen.
    What should us tide of this new law? — Geoffrey Chaucer
  3. (intransitive) To pour a tide or flood.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To work into or out of a river or harbor by drifting with the tide and anchoring when it becomes adverse.
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Old English

Noun

tīde

  1. accusative, genitive or dative singular of tīd
  2. nominative or accusative plural of tīd

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