Crossword clues for ebb
- Lose intensity
- Flow back, as the tide
- "Cabaret" lyricist
- "Chicago" lyricist
- Opposite of rise
- Recede, as the tide
- Die down
- Leave shore, perhaps
- Decline, as in popularity
- Go out, as the tide
- Draw back
- The outward flow of the tide
- A gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
- "Chicago" lyricist Fred
- "Zorba" lyricist
- Flow's counterpart
- "Cabaret" lyrist
- Kander's musical partner
- Partner of flow
- Certain tide
- Flood's opposite
- Flood's counterpart
- Grow weaker
- Fred ___, "Chicago" lyricist
- One of the tides
- Fade away
- ___ and flow
- "Cabaret" lyricist Fred
- A drop in the ocean?
- Tide's retreat
- Flow back
- Point of decline
- Flood stage
- Go down
- Go back
- Kind of tide
- Fall off
- At low___(in decline)
- Flow's partner
- Tidal movement
- Period of decline
- Outward flow
- Go out
- Fall back
- Low ___
- Wash out to sea
- Gradual decline
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ebb \Ebb\, v. t.
To cause to flow back. [Obs.]
Ebb \Ebb\ ([e^]b), n. (Zo["o]l.) The European bunting.
Receding; going out; falling; shallow; low.
The water there is otherwise very low and eb
Ebb \Ebb\, n. [AS. ebba; akin to Fries. ebba, D. eb, ebbe, Dan. & G. ebbe, Sw. ebb, cf. Goth. ibuks backward; prob. akin to E. even.]
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!
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.
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.
--A. T. Hadley.
Ebb \Ebb\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ebbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Ebbing.] [AS. ebbian; akin to D. & G. ebben, Dan. ebbe. See 2d Ebb.]
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.
To return or fall back from a better to a worse state; to decline; to decay; to recede.
The hours of life ebb fast.
Syn: To recede; retire; withdraw; decay; decrease; wane; sink; lower.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English ebba "falling of the tide, low tide," perhaps from Proto-Germanic *af- (cognates: Old Frisian ebba, Old Saxon ebbiunga, Middle Dutch ebbe, Dutch eb, German Ebbe), from PIE root *apo- "off, away" (see apo-). Figurative sense of "decline, decay, gradual diminution" is from late 14c. Ebb-tide is from 1776.
Old English ebbian "flow back, subside," from the root of ebb (n.). Figurative use in late Old English. Related: Ebbed; ebbing.
low, shallow n. 1 The receding movement of the tide. 2 A gradual decline. 3 A low state; a state of depression. 4 A European bunting, (taxlink Emberiza miliaria species noshow=1). v
1 to flow back or recede 2 to fall away or decline 3 to fish with stakes and nets that serve to prevent the fish from getting back into the sea with the ebb 4 (context transitive English) To cause to flow back.
Ebb is the movement of a tide back toward the sea.
Ebb or EBB may also refer to:
- Ebb, or GRAIL A, one of the spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory
- Ebbw Vale Town railway station (station code)
- École Belge de Bujumbura
Usage examples of "ebb".
He noted the health of the plants in the aeroponics lab, sketching their leaves and marking the ebb and flow of various diseases.
They passed Capel Street bridge and the Inspector saw that the tide on the Liffey was beginning to ebb.
The fifty ducats per month, which were sent me from Venice, were insufficient, for the money I had to spend on my carriage, my lodging, my servant, and my dress brought me down to the lowest ebb, and I did not care to appeal to anyone.
Once, as he put his horse to an earthern bank that dyked farmland from the marsh, he saw the white, fretting line of waves far to the east, and, beyond it, a dark shape in the night that was a moored ship waiting for the ebb.
Her horror had ebbed, over the days, leaving her with crawling skin and a torrent of ideas.
A hundred different manically cheerful tunes sounded from a hundred engines and organs, an unsettling cacophony that ebbed and flowed around them.
And now after the guilt and the uncertainty had ebbed away, after the atavistic disgust and fear had gone, leaving only a nervous, very deep affection, his lover had been taken from him.
He looked up into the darkening sky, the stars dim to him from all the clotted light that surrounded him, that ebbed through the glass below his body.
Isaac would try to negotiate by the ghost image that slowly ebbed from his eyes.
It sounded subdued again, as if its energy had ebbed from it during the journey through the planes of the web.
When the Indian woman told how she had first crossed the path of Macdonald, the color flamed into the cheeks of the Irish girl, but as the story progressed, the blood ebbed even from her lips.
The surge of disgust with which Sheba had broken her engagement to marry Macdonald ebbed away as the weeks passed.
Her strength ebbed, and the hinges of her knees gave unexpectedly beneath her.
The liquid looked to be emerging from at least two of the tunnels, and slowly ebbing out of the others.
As Isaac watched, he saw the Weaver being forced back, its energy always ebbing and flowing, moving like a vicious wind, but gradually retreating.