1. The receding movement of the tide.
    The boats will go out on the ebb.
  2. A gradual decline.
  3. A low state; a state of depression.
  4. A European bunting, .


  1. to flow back or recede
    The tides ebbed at noon.
  2. to fall away or decline
    The dying man's strength ebbed away.
  3. to fish with stakes and nets that serve to prevent the fish from getting back into the sea with the ebb
  4. To cause to flow back.


  1. low, shallow
    The water there is otherwise very low and ebb. (Holland)

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