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Meaning of NEAP

Pronunciation:  neep

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a less than average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon

NEAP is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: neap tide
 Antonyms: springtide
 See Also: high tide, high water, highwater



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Neap\, n. [Cf. {Neb}, {Nape}.]
    The tongue or pole of a cart or other vehicle drawn by two
    animals. [U.S.]
  2. \Neap\, a. [As. n[=e]pfl[=o]d neap flood; cf. hnipian to
    bend, incline.]
    {Neap tides}, the lowest tides of the lunar month, which
       occur in the second and fourth quarters of the moon; --
       opposed to {spring tides}.
  3. \Neap\, n.
    A neap tide.
          High springs and dead neaps.             --Harkwill.
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