high water
highwater highwater, high water high water . 1. the tide when the water is highest; high tide. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: high tide, high water. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Water at its highest level, as in a river during a flood. [PJC]


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  • High water — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high-water — a. Pertaining to water at its highest achieved level; of or pertaining to {high water}; as, the high water marks on the walls after a flood. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high water — n [U] the period of time during which the water in a river or the sea is at its highest level because of the ↑tide →come hell or high water at ↑hell1 (22) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high water — n. 1. HIGH TIDE 2. the highest level reached by any body of water, as a river …   English World dictionary

  • high water — noun uncount the time when the water in a lake, river, or the ocean is above its normal level, especially because of a flood => HELL1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • high water — ► NOUN ▪ high tide …   English terms dictionary

  • high water — N UNCOUNT High water is the time at which the water in a river or sea is at its highest level as a result of the tide. come hell or high water → see hell Fishing is possible for a couple of hours either side of high water. Syn: high tide …   English dictionary

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  • high-water — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: high water : unusually short; especially : having or being trousers that are unfashionably short an ancient high water suit Sinclair Lewis bought me high water pants Calder Willingham …   Useful english dictionary

  • high water — noun (U) the period of time during which the water in a river or the sea is at its highest level because of the tide 1 (1) compare low water, see also: come hell or high water hell 1 (22) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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