Definition of Continental divide

1. Noun. The watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico).

Generic synonyms: Divide, Water Parting, Watershed
Terms within: Great Divide
Geographical relationships: North America



Definition of Continental divide

1. Noun. A line of elevated terrain that divides a watershed or a continent, so that water flowing on either side eventually travel to separate bodies of water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Continental Divide

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Literary usage of Continental divide

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1. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"On either side of this elevation, known as the continental divide, the view was glorious. In one direction, an ocean of THU " S1I. ..."

2. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"On either side of this elevation, known as the continental divide, the view was glorious. In one direction, an ocean of THE ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"On either side of this elevation, known as the continental divide, the view was glorious. In one direction, an ocean of THH ..."

4. Review of Historical Publications Relating to Canada by University of Toronto (1908)
"... of the Company's officers with the Indians and the competition of the " free traders " are also sug- * The continental divide on the Bow range. ..."

5. Lewis and Clark: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark by William Rheem Lighton (1905)
"... CHAPTER VII OVEK THE CONTINENTAL, DIVIDE A MESSENGER was sent back to Captain Clark, detailing what had been discovered, and giving such instructions as ..."

6. History of the War with Mexico by Horatio Oliver Ladd (1883)
"Across the continental divide—Kearney and Kit Carson—Apache Indians—The Pinos—Conflict with Californians—The first bloodshed—Care for the wounded—Events in ..."

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