from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See high tide.
- n. The state of a body of water that has reached its highest level.
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- n. The location of high tide on a coastal area.
- n. The highest stage of a river.
- n. The maximum level attained.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the utmost flow or greatest elevation of the tide; also, the time of such elevation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the tide when the water is highest
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In very high water an occasional break in a levee, call a "crevasse", may overflow a small local area, but with the present scientific skill and equipment, these breaks are generally closed promptly, with but little damage to land affected.
I received information that Averill had started back on the same route he came, but was stopped by high water at Craig's Creek some twelve or fifteen miles from Salem.
"Slip downstairs and see what time high water is at Dover," I said to him.
One day in the Shataca we had as fine a skate as we ever could imagine ” there had been a thaw with high water and Black Creek had flooded the swamp, the water going out over the heavily timbered Shataca back to the upland.
From the undergrowth, where high water of the previous spring had lodged a supply of seasoned twigs, he got his fire-wood.
Opelousas, which could be reached by descending the last river to the junction of the Bayou Courtableau, navigable at high water to the village of Washington, six miles north of Opelousas.
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If we fail, the House of Chen fails first, come hell, high water or typhoon! "
Survivors of Pickett's brigade and ex-Union troops from the Philadelphia Brigade Association formed two lines and walked fifty feet north and south to the wall on Cemetery Ridge which marked the so-called high water mark of the Confederacy.
It was near high water when he reached the shore at Hengistbury Head.
Pango is just a strip of sand, twelve feet above high water mark, a lot of cocoanuts, and uninhabited.