Definition of High-water mark

1. Noun. A line marking the highest level reached.

Generic synonyms: Water Line, Watermark

Definition of High-water mark

1. Noun. A mark, such as a line of seaweed, showing the highest level reached by a body of water. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) The peak or apex of something. ¹

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Literary usage of High-water mark

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"There is one small pine standing in water, about 15 or 20 steps from the rim of high-water mark. The high-water mark seems to be along the bank of the ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Surveying and Boundaries by Frank Emerson Clark (1922)
"The line of high-water mark is indicated generally by the edge of or ... "The high-water mark of a navigable stream, the line delimiting its bed from its ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"high-water mark, has no application In such case; nor does the size of the river alter the rule. The entry set up In defense In the court below Is void, ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"... it Is said that It Is admitted by the counsel that the state in its sovereign character owns the bed of navigable rivers to high-water mark. but the ..."

5. Annual Report by New York (State) Canal commissioners, New York (State), Canal Commissioners (1877)
"6.75 September 13, 1874, below high-water mark 7.05 September 13, 1873, ... 15.40 September 13, 1864, below high-water mark 14.30 No record of 1869 and 1872 ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"408, the case did not turn upon the ownership of land below high-water mark, although the court, in delivering the opinion, said: "Under our decisions, ..."

7. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"As high-water mark. The term includes all the waters of the ยก ocean which are not included within any bays, etc., below the line of low-water mark; ..."

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