HyperDic: tidal_wave

English > 3 senses of the expression tidal wave:
NOUNeventtidal wavean overwhelming manifestation of some emotion or phenomenon
eventtidal wavean unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
eventtidal wavea wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun
English > tidal wave: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn overwhelming manifestation of some emotion or phenomenon.
Examples
  • "a tidal wave of nausea"
  • "the flood of letters hit him with the force of a tidal wave"
  • "a tidal wave of crime"
BroadermanifestationA clear appearance
English > tidal wave: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide.
Broadercalamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysmAn event resulting in great loss and misfortune
wave, moving ridgeOne of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid / liquid (especially across a large body of water)
Spanishmaremoto
English > tidal wave: 3 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun.
Broaderwave, moving ridgeOne of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid / liquid (especially across a large body of water)
Spanishmaremoto

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