Tides vs Tsunami - What's the difference?

tides | tsunami |


As nouns the difference between tides and tsunami

is that tides is while tsunami is .

tides

English

Noun

(head)
  • "Yet the tides' of war do not wait, and General Lee had come to the capital to try and shape their future course." - [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0618485384&id=nSnw3YPGN-0C&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=%22tides+of+war%22&sig=hL4OXMUcIxma5nAXSP7YuJaEQsQ] '''Stephen W Sears''', 2004, ' Gettysburg

    Anagrams

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    tsunami

    English

    Alternative forms

    * sunami (nonstandard)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.
  • Synonyms

    * tidal wave (usage conflict)

    Derived terms

    * megatsunami * teletsunami * tsunamigenic * tsunameter

    See also

    * earthquake * flood * natural disaster * seaquake * seiche * tidal wave * waterquake