What does the word ebb mean?

Usage examples for ebb

  1. Popular education in those days was at the lowest possible ebb. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  2. At the slack on the ebb, the men could wade about her bows, to their waist in the water.... – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  3. All which is expressed is the change only,- the ebb takes the place of the flood, and vice versa. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg