Tide vs Side - What's the difference?

tide | side |

As a noun tide

is time.

As a proper noun side is

an ancient city on a small peninsula on the mediterranean coast of anatolia, settled by greeks from cyme.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) tide, from (etyl) . Related to time.


(en noun) (wikipedia tide)
  • The periodic change of the sea level, particularly when caused by the gravitational influence of the sun and the moon.
  • A stream, current or flood.
  • (rfdate) Let in the tide of knaves once more; my cook and I'll provide.'' — Shakespeare, ''Timon of Athens , III-iv
  • (chronology, obsolete, except in liturgy) Time, notably anniversary, period or season linked to an ecclesiastical feast.
  • (rfdate) And rest their weary limbs a tide
    (rfdate) Which, at the appointed tide , Each one did make his bride
    (rfdate) ''At the tide of Christ his birth —
  • (mining) The period of twelve hours.
  • Something which changes like the tides of the sea.
  • Tendency or direction of causes, influences, or events; course; current.
  • (rfdate) There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.'' — Shakespeare. ''Julius Caesar , IV-iii
  • (obsolete) Violent confluence —
  • Derived terms
    * astronomical tide * atmospheric tide * ebb tide * gravitational tide * high tide * hurricane tide * inferior tide * king tide * land tide * low tide * neap tide * oceanic tide * red tide * rip tide * spring tide * storm tide * terrestrial tide * thermal tide * tidal * tidal wave * tide day * tide crack * tide current * tide dial * tide-driven * tide duty * tide gate * tide gauge * tide harbour, tide harbor * tide hour * tide land * tidelands oil * tideless * tide lock * tide mark * tide mill * tide pole * tide pool * tide power * tide predictor * tide railroad * tide rip * tide rock * tide rode * tide runner * tidesman * tide stream * tide table * tide waiter, tidewaiter * tidewater, tide water * tide wave * tide way * tide wheel * tidy * work double tides * Ascensiontide * Christmastide * Eastertide * Passiontide * Rogationtide * Whitsuntide


  • To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream.
  • * Feltham
  • ''They are tided down the stream.
  • To pour a tide or flood.
  • ''The ocean tided most impressively, even frightening
  • (nautical) To work into or out of a river or harbor by drifting with the tide and anchoring when it becomes adverse.
  • Derived terms
    * tide over

    See also

    * ebb * flow * neap * spring

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) tiden, tide, from (etyl) .


  • (obsolete) To happen, occur.
  • What should us tide of this new law? — Chaucer.
  • Synonyms
    * betide, befall



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) side, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A bounding straight edge of a two-dimensional shape.
  • :
  • A flat surface of a three-dimensional object; a face.
  • :
  • One half (left or right, top or bottom, front or back, etc.) of something or someone.
  • :
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=We expressed our readiness, and in ten minutes were in the station wagon, rolling rapidly down the long drive, for it was then after nine.
  • *, chapter=23
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The slightest effort made the patient cough. He would stand leaning on a stick and holding a hand to his side , and when the paroxysm had passed it left him shaking.}}
  • A region in a specified position with respect to something.
  • :
  • *
  • *:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
  • One surface of a sheet of paper (used instead of "page", which can mean one or both surfaces.)
  • :
  • One possible aspect of a concept, person or thing.
  • :
  • One set of competitors in a game.
  • :
  • A sports team.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1988, author=Ken Jones, coauthor=Crown, Pat Welton, title=Soccer skills & tactics, page=9
  • , passage=Newly promoted, they were top of the First Division and unbeaten when they took on a Manchester United side that had been revitalized by a new manager,
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 28, author=Jon Smith, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Valencia 1-1 Chelsea , passage=It was no less than Valencia deserved after dominating possession in the final 20 minutes although Chelsea defended resolutely and restricted the Spanish side to shooting from long range.}}
  • *2011 , Nick Cain, Greg Growden, Rugby Union For Dummies , UK Edition, 3rd Edition, p.220:
  • *:Initially, the English, Welsh, Scots and Irish unions refused to send national sides', preferring instead to send touring ' sides like the Barbarians, the Penguins, the Co-Optimists, the Wolfhounds, Crawshays Welsh, and the Public School Wanderers.
  • A group having a particular allegiance in a conflict or competition.
  • :
  • * Landor
  • *:We have not always been of thesame side in politics.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • *:sets the passions on the side of truth
  • Sidespin; english
  • :
  • A television channel, usually as opposed to the one currently being watched (lb).
  • :
  • A dish that accompanies the main course; a side dish.
  • :
  • A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.
  • * Milton
  • *:To sit upon thy father David's throne, / By mother's side thy father.
  • Synonyms
    * (bounding straight edge of an object) edge * (flat surface of an object) face * (left or right half) half * (surface of a sheet of paper) page * (region in a specified position with respect to something) * (one possible aspect of a concept) * (set of opponents in a game) team * (group having a particular allegiance in a war) * (television channel) channel, station (US)
    Derived terms
    * * aside * countryside * driverside * five-a-side * guide on the side * hillside * inside * mountainside * offside * other side * outside * quayside * riverside * roadside * seaside * sideband * sideboard * sideburn, sideburns * side by side * sidecar * side dish * side effect * side issue * sidekick * sidelight * sideline * sidelong * side on * side-saddle, sidesaddle * side scroller * side-splitting * side street * sideswipe * sidetrack * sidewalk * sidewall * sideways * sidewinder * split one's sides * take sides * topside * underside * upside


  • To ally oneself, be in an alliance, usually with "with" or rarely "in with"
  • Which will you side with , good or evil?
  • * 1597 , Francis Bacon, Essays – "Of Great Place":
  • All rising to great place is by a winding star; and if there be factions, it is good to side a man's self, whilst he is in the rising, and to balance himself when he is placed.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • All side in parties, and begin the attack.
  • * 1958 , Archer Fullingim, The Kountze [Texas] News, August 28, 1958 :
  • How does it feel... to... side in with those who voted against you in 1947?
  • To lean on one side.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • (obsolete) To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
  • * Spenser
  • His blind eye that sided Paridell.
  • (obsolete) To suit; to pair; to match.
  • (Clarendon)
  • (shipbuilding) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.
  • To furnish with a siding.
  • to side a house
    * (ally oneself) * take side
    Derived terms
    * side with * siding
    See also
    * ally * alliance * join in



    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) side, syde, syd, from (etyl) .


    (en adjective)
  • Being on the left or right, or toward the left or right; lateral.
  • * Dryden
  • One mighty squadron with a side wind sped.
  • Indirect; oblique; incidental.
  • a side''' issue; a '''side view or remark
  • * Hooker
  • The law hath no side respect to their persons.
  • Wide; large; long, pendulous, hanging low, trailing; far-reaching.
  • * Laneham
  • His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg.
  • (Scotland) Far; distant.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) side, syde, from (etyl) . See above.


    (en adverb)
  • Widely; wide; far.
  • Anagrams

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