Definition of high tide in English:

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high tide

Pronunciation: /ˈˌhī ˈtīd/

noun

1The state of the tide when at its highest level: at high tide you have to go inland
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  • The country's coastline lies 1 to 1.5 meters below sea level at high tide, necessitating elaborate systems of drainage canals.
  • Storm surge combined with high tides and runoff from rainfall took boaters by surprise as new high water marks were recorded.
  • Some bodies of water, including parts of the Pacific Basin, have mixed tides, where a single low tide follows two high tides.
1.1The highest point of something: the high tide of nationalism
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  • In his first volume of The Age of Reagan, our friend Steve Hayward begins the story in 1964 at the high tide of liberalism.
  • 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.
  • It was the high tide of American engagement with the Asian country.

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