high-water mark definition

  • noun:
    • A mark showing the greatest degree achieved by a body of liquid.
    • The highest point, as of success; the apex.
    • A mark, including a line of seaweed, showing the highest level achieved by a body of liquid.
    • The top or apex of anything.
    • a line marking the best level achieved
  • adjective:
    • A mark showing the highest degree reached by-water in a river or other human anatomy of fresh-water, as with period of freshet.

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