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Wordnet 3.0


1. of or relating to or caused by tides;
- Example: "tidal wave"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tidal \Tid"al\, a. Of or pertaining to tides; caused by tides; having tides; periodically rising and falling, or following and ebbing; as, tidal waters. [1913 Webster] The tidal wave of deeper souls Into our inmost being rolls, And lifts us unawares Out of all meaner cares. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] Tidal air (Physiol.), the air which passes in and out of the lungs in ordinary breathing. It varies from twenty to thirty cubic inches. Tidal basin, a dock that is filled at the rising of the tide. Tidal wave. (a) See Tide wave, under Tide. Cf. 4th Bore. (b) A vast, swift wave caused by an earthquake or some extraordinary combination of natural causes. It rises far above high-water mark and is often very destructive upon low-lying coasts. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tidal adj 1: of or relating to or caused by tides; "tidal wave"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "tidal": affluent, aquatic, balneal, confluent, coursing, decurrent, deep-sea, defluent, diffluent, estuarine, flowing, fluent, fluxional, fluxive, grallatorial, gulfy, gushing, littoral, mazy, meandering, natant, natatorial, natatory, pouring, profluent, racing, running, rushing, seashore, serpentine, shore, sluggish, streaming, surging, surgy, swimming, vortical, water-dwelling, water-growing, water-living, water-loving
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Tidal (in the LXX. called "Thorgal"), styled the "king of nations" (Gen.14:1-9). Mentioned as Tudkhula on Arioch's brick (see facing page 139). _Goyyim_, translated "nations," is the country called Gutium, east of Tigris and north of Elam.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):

Tidal, that breaks the yoke; knowledge of elevation