high water


noun

water at its greatest elevation, as in a river.

Nearby words

  1. high technology,
  2. high tide,
  3. high time,
  4. high tops,
  5. high treason,
  6. high waters,
  7. high wine,
  8. high wire,
  9. high wycombe,
  10. high yellow

Origin of high water

First recorded in 1545–55

high waters

plural noun Slang.

trousers short enough to expose the ankles, especially as worn by growing children whom they earlier fit.

Origin of high waters

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

Also called flooders.

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British Dictionary definitions for high water

high water

noun

another name for high tide (def. 1)
the state of any stretch of water at its highest level, as during a flood
Abbreviation: HW

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