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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tidings information about recent and important events "they awaited news of the outcome"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Time and tide wait for no man Time and tide wait for no man
Twas noon-tide on a summer day, and in a hammock bruin lay Twas noon-tide on a summer day, and in a hammock bruin lay
Stranded! After Storm has Ceased and Tide has Ebbed Stranded! After Storm has Ceased and Tide has Ebbed

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The laundry detergent Tide, has a market share of about forty percent market
    • n. pl Tidings Account of what has taken place, and was not before known; news.☞ Although tidings is plural in form, it has been used also as a singular. By Shakespeare it was used indiscriminately as a singular or plural. "I shall make my master glad with these tidings .""Full well the busy whisper, circling round,
      Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned."
      "Now near the tidings of our comfort is.""Tidings to the contrary
      Are brought your eyes."
      "Evil news rides post, while good news baits.""What tidings dost thou bring?"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every time the moon's gravity causes a ten-foot tide at sea, all the continents on earth rise at least six inches.
    • Tidings tī′dingz news: intelligence.
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  • Jerome P. Fleishman
    Jerome P. Fleishman
    “Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement -- and we will make the goal.”
  • Richard E. Byrd
    Richard E. Byrd
    “Give wind and tide a chance to change.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.”
  • William Blake
    “The generations of men run on in the tide of time, but leave their destined lineaments permanent for ever and ever.”
  • Alice Meynell
    Alice Meynell
    “Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.”
  • David Hare
    “Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.”


A rising tide lifts all boats - This idiom, coined by John F Kennedy, describes the idea that when an economy is performing well, all people will benefit from it.
Ride with the tide - If you ride with the tide, you accept the majority decision.
Stem the tide - If people try to stem the tide, they are trying to stop something unpleasant from getting worse, usually when they don't succeed.
Swim against the tide - If you swim against the tide, you try to do something that is very difficult because there is a lot of opposition to you. ('Go against the tide' is an alternative form.)
Swim with the tide - If you swim with the tide, you do the same as people around you and accept the general consensus. ('Go with the tide' is an alternative form.)
Time and tide wait for no man - This is used as a way of suggestion that people should act without delay.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tidinge, tiinge, tidinde, from or influenced by Icel. tīindi,; akin to Dan. tidende, Sw. tidning, G. zeung, AS. tīdan, to happen, E. betide, tide,. See Tide (v. i.) & (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. tiðinditið, time; cf. Ger. zeit-ung, news, from zeit.


In literature:

Now she sent a man up to Gritwater to tell the tidings thither, but Mord was there before him, and had already told the tidings.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
What tidings, what fearful tidings, do you bring?
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
To Alfred the news brought a heart-tide of joy.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
In the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries the magnificence of the Yule-tide observance may be said to have reached its height.
"Yule-Tide in Many Lands" by Mary P. Pringle and Clara A. Urann
From neither Lord Chiltern or his wife had he received any tidings.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
South of that point the flood tide runs north, and north of it the flood tide runs south.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
Ef they goes out on this flood-tide, I aims ter ride 'em down-stream 'twell I kin land 'em in a safe boom.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
His father was in France when he heard the tidings.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
But, as the letter contained tidings of Eugene, he forced himself at length to speak.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Wind and tide left her high and dry, fast in the sand.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
He scrambled down the face of the cliff, for it was as yet some hours before the tide would be full.
"The Mermaid" by Lily Dougall
Now we drew near the rocks, where at high tide the land drops sheer to the water.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
Mr. Fenwick did not believe the tidings.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Moreover the tide had gone out so far as to prevent any boat at all from coming to the dock wall round the harbour.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
The solar tides are thus smaller than the lunar tides.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
The servants he set ashore to relate the tidings, the noblemen he detained.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
This plan he had conceived many years before, in the full tide of successful ambition.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
The water was entirely fresh, and there was no perceptible rise of tide.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
The tide, Mistress Dimock, sets sadly against us.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
The tide at this part of the Severn rises 46 feet.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel

In poetry:

"And to-night we know the secret
That will charm Him to our side:
If we call upon His Mother,
He will meet us on the tide."
"Lake Como" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Flowing in like tides attracted
To the glowing crescent shine!
Clasping her ambrosial whiteness
Like an Autumn-tinted vine!
"Daphne" by George Meredith
I hear thee when the ocean-tides returning
Loudly rejoice;
And on the lonely moor, in stillness yearning,
I hear thy voice.
"Love's Nearness" by Henry Van Dyke
Oft in sadness and in illness
I have watched thy current glide,
Till the beauty of its stillness
Overflowed me like a tide.
"To The River Charles" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The boon to know that Life abides
One with your immortality,
One with your changing mystery,
And foam of your eternal tides.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
While the stars in heaven shall burn,
While the ocean tides return,
Ever shall the circling sun
Find the Many still are One!
"Hail, Columbia!" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

A receding tide uncovers a wide shelf of rock and gives us good footing as we walk the beach.
Writer's Block : Tide Talk with Don Kausler Jr. Tigers meet the media.
'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'.
For six months they had been trying to conceive, and still her period was as regular as the tide.
The former Crimson Tide running back will play his senior season for Terry Bowden.
Turning the tide with AIDS.
Contracorriente sets Coronado for Gaumont's 'Tide': Spanish distrib co-produces Coixet's 'Ayer'.
When that close game comes, will the Tide roll on.
Gators will upset Crimson Tide.
More Tide Dry Cleaners are popping up, the latest of which is a Prairie Village, KS shop, the fourth to open in the Kansas City area.
High Tide after huge week on the recruiting trail (podcast).
Towns now flood at high tide By JAY ALABASTER, Associated Press ISHINOMAKI, Japan.
Experts Float Explanations for Swimming's High Tide .
Driving in Buckroe after high tide.
Daily Press Eyewitness user mjporto took a photo Sunday of the Buckroe neighborhood of Hampton after high tide.

In science:

At the onset of the simulation, we set the distance of the planet from the star to be 5 rt such that tides are initially unimportant, and also assume that the planet has no initial spin in the inertial frame.
On the Survivability and Metamorphism of Tidally Disrupted Giant Planets: the Role of Dense Cores
Once rp becomes sufficiently large (say about 2.5 rt ) such that stellar tides can no longer strip significant mass from the planet, a lower mean density could still arise as a result of tidal heating.
On the Survivability and Metamorphism of Tidally Disrupted Giant Planets: the Role of Dense Cores
Under this scenario, the planets migrate inwards faster than their cooling timescales, and are disrupted before they can contract and become more resistant to tides.
On the Survivability and Metamorphism of Tidally Disrupted Giant Planets: the Role of Dense Cores
Each satellite induces a density perturbation in the halo which can be viewed as the combination of tidal forces (dynamical tides) and a wake of density enhancement trailing behind the moving satellite (which generates dynamical friction).
Indications for Gamma-Ray Bursts Originating within an Extended Galactic Halo ?
The standard weak friction theory based on static tide requires far too short a viscous time to explain the observed ˙Porb .
Orbital Decay of the PSR J0045-7319/B Star Binary System: Age of Radio Pulsar and Initial Spin of Neutron Star
There are two kinds of tides: static and dynamical.
Orbital Decay of the PSR J0045-7319/B Star Binary System: Age of Radio Pulsar and Initial Spin of Neutron Star
The static tide corresponds to the global, quadrupolar distortion of the star.
Orbital Decay of the PSR J0045-7319/B Star Binary System: Age of Radio Pulsar and Initial Spin of Neutron Star
It is this effect, from the gravitational field of the moon, that leads to ocean tides.
Gauge invariance and the detection of gravitational radiation
Indeed, they enhance the impact of all the uncancelled time-dependent perturbations among which the solar K1 tide is one of the most powerful.
An assessment of the measurement of the Lense-Thirring effect in the Earth gravity field, in reply to: ``On the measurement of the Lense-Thirring effect using the nodes of the LAGEOS satellites, in reply to ``On the reliability of the so far performed tests for measuring the Lense-Thirring effect with the LAGEOS satellites'' by L. Iorio,'' by I. Ciufolini and E. Pavlis
As as fig. (4) shows, the deformation tide is again the dominant part of the signal remaining in fig. (3).
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
However agreement is not exact because our binary model is simple and does not yet include tides or rotation.
Massive binaries, Wolf-Rayet stars and supernova progenitors
This does not help us resolve the dilemma of whether the 260 s period represents the spin period or a pulsation mode, as both these phenomena could potentially interact with the orbital period through tides.
Discovery of two new accreting pulsating white dwarf stars
It may be remarked that a superficially similar expression for the effect of the ocean tides is found in Kaula (1969).
Comments on the ERA-2005 numerical theory of Earth rotation
The long-term interaction will take place as long as the tides raised by the mutual interaction vary in size, shape and location on the surface of the two components.
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
To calculate theoretically the expected rate of apsidal motion one has first to derive the stellar shape induced by the tides, and then to calculate the resulting advance of the line of apsides.
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems