Found 3 items, similar to ebb.
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n 1: a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
2: the outward flow of the tide [syn: reflux
v 1: flow back or recede; “the tides ebbed at noon”
[syn: ebb away
, ebb down
, ebb out
, ebb off
] [ant: tide
2: hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from
going back into the sea with the ebb
3: fall away or decline; “The patient's strength ebbed away”
English → English
, v. t.
To cause to flow back. [Obs.] --Ford.
([e^]b), n. (Zo["o]l.)
The European bunting.
, n. [AS. ebba; akin to Fries. ebba, D. eb, ebbe, Dan.
& G. ebbe, Sw. ebb, cf. Goth. ibuks backward; prob. akin to
1. The reflux or flowing back of the tide; the return of the
tidal wave toward the sea; -- opposed to flood
; as, the
boats will go out on the ebb.
Thou shoreless flood which in thy ebb and flow
Claspest the limits of morality! --Shelley.
2. The state or time of passing away; a falling from a better
to a worse state; low state or condition; decline; decay.
“Our ebb of life.”
Painting was then at its lowest ebb. --Dryden.
Ebb and flow
, the alternate ebb and flood of the tide;
often used figuratively.
This alternation between unhealthy activity and
depression, this ebb and flow of the industrial.
Receding; going out; falling; shallow; low.
The water there is otherwise very low and ebb.
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ebbed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [AS. ebbian; akin to D. & G. ebben, Dan. ebbe. See
1. To flow back; to return, as the water of a tide toward the
ocean; -- opposed to flow
That Power who bids the ocean ebb and flow. --Pope.
2. To return or fall back from a better to a worse state; to
decline; to decay; to recede.
The hours of life ebb fast. --Blackmore.
Syn: To recede; retire; withdraw; decay; decrease; wane;