Definition of High water

1. Noun. The tide when the water is highest.

Exact synonyms: High Tide, Highwater
Generic synonyms: Tide
Specialized synonyms: Direct Tide, Neap, Neap Tide, Springtide
Antonyms: Low Tide

Definition of High water

1. Noun. The location of high tide on a coastal area. ¹

2. Noun. The highest stage of a river. ¹

3. Noun. (uncountable figuratively) The maximum level attained. ¹

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Literary usage of High water

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1. 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, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"On two sides It was described as bounded by streets, on another by two lots and an alley, and on the remaining side the only boundary given was high-water ..."

3. United States Coast Pilot: Atlantic Coast. Part IV. From Point Judith to New by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Herbert Gouverneur Ogden, John Ross, Herbert Cornelius Graves, Harry L. Ford (1899)
"In the Gedney, Main, and Swash channels, high-water slack occurs about 22m. ... 40m. after high water at Sandy Hook it reaches its maximum velocity of 2.2 ..."

4. 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 ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The times of high water are then found to bear an intimate relation with the moon's ... Thus at Ipswich high water occurs when the moon is nearly south, ..."

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