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,
The tidal wave of deeper souls
Into our inmost being rolls,
And lifts us unawares
Out of all meaner cares. --Longfellow.
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
(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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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:
(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