Definition of Freshet

1. Noun. The occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow.

Exact synonyms: Spate
Generic synonyms: Flow, Flowing



Definition of Freshet

1. n. A stream of fresh water.

Definition of Freshet

1. Noun. A flood resulting from heavy rain or a spring thaw. ¹

2. Noun. (poetic) A small stream, especially one flowing into the sea. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Freshet

1. a sudden overflow of a stream [n -S]

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Literary usage of Freshet

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1. Report by Hartford (Conn.). Dept. of Engineering, Frederick Luther Ford (1909)
"This small district could be raised above freshet level if it continued to be used for residential purposes, but the committee is of, the opinion that as ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Suggestions may be made that the act of the United States in paying for the value of the steamboat after she was swept off by the ice freshet and destroyed ..."

3. Problems of the Panama Canal: Including Climatology of the Isthmus, Physics by Henry Larcom Abbot (1907)
"THE freshet PROBLEM But the great floods are by no means the only elements to be considered in forming plans for regulating so variable a stream. ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1895)
"Whether in a particular case the flood or freshet was of such an unusual or extraordinary character as to excuse the dam owner, is a question for the jury ..."

5. Historic Storms of New England: Its Gales, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Showers by Sidney Perley (1891)
"The Great freshet of 1770. "TTT about one o'clock in the morning of Sunday, January 7,1770, A| commenced a rain storm, with the wind blowing from the south- ..."

6. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text Book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1854)
"The increased velocity of a stream during a freshet, while the stream is confined within ... The augmented force of a stream in a freshet, arises from the ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"The court was during the trial, and is now, of the opinion, from the evidence, that •while the waters of the freshet were detained by the defendant's ..."

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