AskDefine | Define tidewater

Dictionary Definition



1 low-lying coastal land drained by tidal streams
2 the coastal plain of the South: eastern parts of Virginia and North Carolina and South Carolina and Georgia

User Contributed Dictionary



tidewater, also tide water
  1. Water affected by the flow of the tide, especially tidal streams
  2. The seaboard

Extensive Definition

Tidewater may refer to:
  • An area affected by the tide

Places in the United States


  • Tidewater accent, and accent of American English associated with the Tidewater region of Virginia
  • Tidewater (geographic term), ranging in extent from just the Tidewater region of Virginia to the entire South Atlantic coastal region generally, and occasionally extended to include all coastal areas of the Southern states (including those with coasts on the Gulf of Mexico)
  • Tidewater (Amtrak), a former passenger train through the American South
  • Tidewater Petroleum, a former name of Getty Oil, now owned by ChevronTexaco

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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