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    tide is high

    Do both mean the same?
    "tide is high" and "hightide" ?

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    Re: tide is high

    Almost the same "The tide is high" is descriptive of the state of the sea. High tide is the time when the sea is in that state.

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    Re: tide is high

    'The tide is high,' and 'high tide' mean the same thing (except of course that the first is a complete sentence while the second is a phrase describing the state of the tide).

    Also, 'the tide is high' can be used figuratively to mean that it is a prosperous and/or propitious time; that things are going very well.

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