freshet

  • 1 Freshet — Fresh et, n. [OE. fresche flood + et. See {Fresh}, a.] 1. A stream of fresh water. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A flood or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains or melted snow; a sudden inundation. [1913 Webster] Cracked the sky, as… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 freshet — 1590s, stream flowing into the sea, from FRESH (Cf. fresh) (1) in a now obsolete sense of flood, stream of fresh water (1530s). O.E. had fersceta in the same sense. Meaning flood caused by rain or melting snow is from 1650s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 freshet — [fresh′it] n. [see FRESH1 & ET] 1. a stream or rush of fresh water flowing into the sea ☆ 2. a sudden overflowing of a stream because of melting snow or heavy rain …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 freshet — noun /ˈfɹɛʃɪt/ a) A resulting from heavy rain or a spring thaw. Whereas heavy rain often causes a , a spring thaw event is generally a more incremental process, depending upon local climate and . The term freshet is most commonly used to describe …

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  • 5 Freshet — A freshet can refer to one of two things:* A flood resulting from heavy rain or a spring thaw. Whereas heavy rain often causes a flash flood, a spring thaw event is generally a more incremental process, depending upon local climate and topography …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 freshet — noun Date: 1596 1. archaic stream 1 2. a. a great rise or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains or melted snow b. a swelling quantity ; influx < summer brings a freshet of tourists > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 freshet — 1) stream 2) a great rise or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains or melted snow 3) an area of fresh water at or near the mouth of a stream entering the sea …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 8 freshet — /fresh it/, n. 1. a freshwater stream flowing into the sea. 2. a sudden rise in the level of a stream, or a flood, caused by heavy rains or the rapid melting of snow and ice. [1590 1600; FRESH (n.) + ET] Syn. 2. See flood. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 freshet — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. overflow, deluge, surge; see flood 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain: alluvion, cataclysm, cataract, deluge, downpour, flood, inundation, Niagara,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 freshet — fresh·et || freʃɪt n. stream that flows into the sea; sudden rise in the water level of a river as a result of floods or heavy rains …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 freshet — [ frɛʃɪt] noun the flood of a river from heavy rain or melted snow. ↘a rush of fresh water flowing into the sea. Origin C16: prob. from OFr. freschete, dimin. of freis fresh …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12 freshet — n. Sudden flood (in a river from rains or melting snow) …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 freshet — n (all of a river, stream, etc.) swell, surge, heave, billow; flood, flash flood …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 14 freshet — fresh·et …

    English syllables

  • 15 freshet — fresh•et [[t]ˈfrɛʃ ɪt[/t]] n. 1) geo a sudden rise in the level of a stream or a flooding caused by heavy rains or the rapid melting of snow and ice 2) geo a freshwater stream flowing into the sea • Etymology: 1590–1600 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 freshet — /ˈfrɛʃət/ (say freshuht) noun 1. a sudden rise in the level of a stream, or a flood, due to heavy rains or the rapid melting of snow and ice. 2. a freshwater stream flowing into the sea. {diminutive of fresh, used as noun} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 freshet — /freshst/ A flood, or overflowing of a river, by means of rains or melted snow; an inundation …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 freshet — /freshst/ A flood, or overflowing of a river, by means of rains or melted snow; an inundation …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 freshet — The sudden overflow of a stream from a heavy rain or an accumulation of water from melting snow or other source …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 freshet — n. 1 a rush of fresh water flowing into the sea. 2 the flood of a river from heavy rain or melted snow. Etymology: prob. f. OF freschete f. frais FRESH …

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