Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The water from which a river rises; a source. Often used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The source (and the initial part) of a stream

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The source and upper part of a stream; -- commonly used in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the upper tributaries of a river: usually in the plural. Also used adjectively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the source of a river

Etymologies

head + water (Wiktionary)

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