(noun, adjective, verb)


1. low, shallow

- The water there is otherwise very low and ebb. (Holland)


1. a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

Similar word(s): ebbing, wane

Definition categories: process, decline, diminution

2. the outward flow of the tide

Similar word(s): reflux

Definition categories: event, flow, flowing

Sentences with ebb as a noun:

- The boats will go out on the ebb.


1. flow back or recede

- the tides ebbed at noon

Definition categories: motion

2. hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb

Definition categories: competition, beleaguer, besiege, circumvent, surround

3. fall away or decline

- The patient's strength ebbed away

Definition categories: change, recede

Sentences with ebb as a verb:

- The dying man's strength ebbed away.