Ebb in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is ebb a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word ebb is a Scrabble US word. The word ebb is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Is ebb a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word ebb is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

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3 letters words from 'ebb'

EBB 7 

2 letters words from 'ebb'

BE 4 

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Definitions and meaning of ebb

ebb

Etymology

From Middle English ebbe, from Old English ebba (ebb, tide), from Proto-Germanic *abjô, *abjǭ (compare West Frisian ebbe, Dutch eb, German Ebbe, Old Norse efja (countercurrent)), from Proto-Germanic *ab (off, away), from Proto-Indo-European *apó. (compare Old English af). More at of, off.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĕb, IPA(key): /ɛb/
  • Rhymes: -ɛb

Noun

ebb (plural ebbs)

  1. The receding movement of the tide.
    The boats will go out on the ebb.
    • (Can we date this quote by Shelley and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Thou shoreless flood which in thy ebb and flow / Claspest the limits of morality!
  2. A gradual decline.
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      Thus all the treasure of our flowing years, / Our ebb of life for ever takes away.
    • (Can we date this quote by Mary Shelley and provide title, author's full name, and other details?), The Last Man
      This reflection thawed my congealing blood, and again the tide of life and love flowed impetuously onward, again to ebb as my busy thoughts changed.
  3. A low state; a state of depression.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Painting was then at its lowest ebb.
    • 2002, Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker, 22 & 29 April
      A "lowest ebb" implies something singular and finite, but for many of us, born in the Depression and raised by parents distrustful of fortune, an "ebb" might easily have lasted for years.
  4. A European bunting, the corn bunting (Emberiza calandra, syns. Emberiza miliaria, Milaria calandra).

Antonyms

  • flood
  • flow

Derived terms

  • ebb and flow
  • ebb tide

Related terms

  • neap
  • tide

Translations

Verb

ebb (third-person singular simple present ebbs, present participle ebbing, simple past and past participle ebbed)

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

ebb away, ebb down, ebb off, ebb out, reflux, wane

Translations

Adjective

ebb (comparative ebber, superlative ebbest)

  1. low, shallow
    • (Can we date this quote by Holland and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The water there is otherwise very low and ebb.

Anagrams

  • BBE

Swedish

Noun

ebb c

  1. ebb; low tide
    Antonyms: flod, högvatten
    Synonym: lågvatten

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to move back from the land, to recede.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)