1. [ verb ] flow back or recede
Synonyms: ebb_down ebb_off ebb_out ebb_away

"the tides ebbed at noon"

Related terms: tide recede
2. [ noun ] a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
Synonyms: ebbing wane
Related terms: decline decline
3. [ adjective ] outgoing
Synonyms: low

"ebb tide" "low tide"

Related terms: flood receding
4. [ verb ] fall away or decline

"The patient's strength ebbed away"

Related terms: recede
5. [ verb ] (military) hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
Related terms: besiege
6. [ noun ] the outward flow of the tide
Synonyms: reflux
Related terms: flow ebbtide
Similar spelling:   Eby