tide

(redirected from tides)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to tides: neap tides, spring tides

tide

 [tīd]
a physiologic variation or increase of a certain constituent in body fluids.
acid tide a temporary increase in the acidity of the urine that sometimes follows fasting.
alkaline tide a temporary increase in the alkalinity of the urine during gastric digestion.
fat tide the increase of a fat in the lymph and blood following a meal.

tide

(tīd),
An alternate rise and fall, ebb and flow, or an increase or a decrease.
[A.S. tīd, time]

tide

(tīd) a physiological variation or increase of a certain constituent in body fluids.
acid tide  temporary increase in the acidity of the urine which sometimes follows fasting.
alkaline tide  temporary increase in the alkalinity of the urine during gastric digestion.
fat tide  the increase of fat in the lymph and blood after a meal.

tide

Etymology: AS, tid
a variation, increase, or decrease, in the concentration of a particular component of body fluids, such as acid tide, fat tide. tidal, adj.

tide

(tīd)
An alternate rise and fall, ebb and flow, or an increase or decrease.
[M.E., fr. O.E. tīd]

tide

(tīd)
Alternate rise and fall, ebb and flow, or an increase or a decrease.
[M.E., fr. O.E. tīd]

tide

a physiological variation or increase of a certain constituent in body fluids.

acid tide
a temporary increase in the acidity of the urine that sometimes follows fasting.
fat tide
the increase of fat in the lymph and blood following a meal.
postprandial alkaline tide
the metabolic alkalosis that accompanies the active secretion of gastric acid following a meal.
References in periodicals archive ?
Another factor which has been gradually influencing the height of tides is the rising sea level globally.
By building tidal lagoons in pairs rather than barrages, it is possible to have power derived from tides available when it is most wanted and to store the power from wind turbines generated when it is not wanted.
Environmental factors, principally tides and weather, constrain food availability on a relatively predictable daily and seasonal basis by limiting access of birds to invertebrate prey (Puttick, 1980; Burger, 1984).
High tides were also seen on the Liverpool waterfront, but the Environment Agency said no flood warnings were in place.
And a Met Office spokesman said gales from mid-morning tomorrow and into Monday are likely to make later tides even higher.
We are now expecting high tides - each fortnight for the next few weeks.
Rip tides are sometimes found near islands in Abu Dhabi where the land is high.
On waters where levels and currents are influenced by tides, the simple answer may have to do with the daily advance in tide timing: the 7 a.
Frustrated with the lack of accurate tide tables for his beloved Southwest Florida fishing grounds and urged by other local fishing enthusiasts and professional guides, avid fisherman and veteran computer programmer Tony Nestor decided there had to be a better way for fishing enthusiasts to view tides and follow tidal movement and flow when fishing.
Of all these launches 70 incidents were to people cut off by the tide.
He said fishermen and municipal officials had been finding large number of dead fish since the red tides spread along the Ras Al Khaimah Aa coastline during last week, which has now stretched to some areas of Umm Al Quwain.
The lowest tides of the year will occur Wednesday and Thursday, when gravitational forces will combine to pull ocean waters along the Oregon Coast 2.