- water at its lowest level, as in a river.
Origin of low water
Related Words for low waterwane, sweep, abatement, decrease, flagging, decay, waning, shrinkage, lessening, slackening, degeneration, sinking, depreciation, diminution, retreat, subsidence, drop, recession, deterioration, withdrawal
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Historical Examples of low water
I was uneasy, 'cause 'twas past low-water time, and there was fog comin' on.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
Our principles and our politeness are on a par—at low-water mark.The English Spy
There is a depth of 14 ft. at low-water spring-tide on the bar.
I say, why is he so precious fond of hunting about among the rocks at low-water?Sappers and Miners
George Manville Fenn
Low-water, but little money in pocket, when the finances are at a low ebb.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
- another name for low tide (def. 1)
- the state of any stretch of water at its lowest level
- a situation of difficulty or point of least success, excellence, etc