Pronunciation: ĕb
n.1.(Zool.) The European bunting.
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.
2.The state or time of passing away; a falling from a better to a worse state; low state or condition; decline; decay.
Painting was then at its lowest ebb.
- Dryden.
Ebb and flow
the alternate ebb and flood of the tide; often used figuratively.
v. i.1.To flow back; to return, as the water of a tide toward the ocean; - opposed to flow.
[imp. & p. p. Ebbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ebbing.]
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.
v. t.1.To cause to flow back.
a.1.Receding; going out; falling; shallow; low.
The water there is otherwise very low and ebb.
- Holland.
Noun1.ebb - a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
Synonyms: ebbing, wane
2.ebb - the outward flow of the tide
Synonyms: reflux
Verb1.ebb - flow back or recede; "the tides ebbed at noon"
tide, surge - rise or move foward; "surging waves"
2.ebb - hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
3.ebb - fall away or decline; "The patient's strength ebbed away"
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