high water


high water
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High water is the time at which the water in a river or sea is at its highest level as a result of the tide.
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Fishing is possible for a couple of hours either side of high water.

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  • High water — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high-water — a. Pertaining to water at its highest achieved level; of or pertaining to {high water}; as, the high water marks on the walls after a flood. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high water — highwater highwater, high water high water . 1. the tide when the water is highest; high tide. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: high tide, high water. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Water at its highest level, as in a river during a flood. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High Water — Infobox Album Name = High Water Type = studio Artist = El P Released = March 9, 2004 Recorded = Genre = Electronica, jazz fusion Length = 44:06 Label = Thirsty Ear Producer = El P Reviews = *Allmusic rating|4|5… …   Wikipedia

  • high-water — adjective Date: 1856 unusually short < high water pants > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • high-water — See high water. * * * …   Universalium

  • high-water — adj. High water is used with these nouns: ↑mark …   Collocations dictionary

  • high water — noun Date: 15th century a high stage of the water in a river or lake; also high tide 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • high water — 1. water at its greatest elevation, as in a river. 2. See high tide. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • high water — noun a) The location of high tide on a coastal area. b) The highest stage of a river. Ant: low water …   Wiktionary

  • high water — 1) high tide, non technically 2) maximum flood stage of a stream or lake …   Dictionary of ichthyology


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