backwater definition

  • noun:
    • Water held or forced right back by or just as if by a dam or current.
    • A body of water therefore formed.
    • someplace or scenario considered separated, stagnant, or backwards: "The running of family fortunes has been a backwater—albeit a lucrative one—of the investment administration business” ( company few days).
    • A rowing or paddling swing in which the oar or paddle is pushed ahead, used to examine a boat's forward motion or go it backward.
    • water held right back by a dam or any other obstruction
    • A remote location; someplace that continues to be unchanged by brand-new events, progresses, some ideas, etc.
    • A rowing swing where the oar is pressed forward to end the ship; see back water
    • liquid turned back with its program by an obstruction, an opposing existing, or perhaps the flow of this wave, as in a sewer or lake station, or across a river bar.
    • a build up of liquid overflowing the reduced lands, brought on by an obstruction.
    • liquid thrown right back because of the turning of a waterwheel, or because of the paddle wheels of a steamer.
    • 1. Water flowing in from behind.
    • Water thrown back because of the turning of a water-wheel and/or paddles of steamboats, etc.
    • Water held or forced straight back, as with a mill-race or in a tributary flow, in consequence of some obstruction, as a dam or flood.
    • An artificial buildup of water acquired at high tide and reserved in reservoirs, become released at reasonable tide for clearing off deposits in channel-beds and tideways.
    • A creek or arm regarding the sea which works parallel into the coast, having only a narrow slide of land between it plus the ocean, and communicating with the latter by banned entrances.
    • a body of liquid which was developed by a flood or tide or when you are held or forced right back by a dam
    • a place or symptom in which no development or development is occurring
  • verb:
    • To row or paddle a backwater stroke.
    • To vacillate on a long-held place.

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