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watershed

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noun wa·ter·shed \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌshed, ˈwä-\

Simple Definition of watershed

  • : a time when an important change happens

  • : a line of hills or mountains from which rivers drain : a ridge between two rivers

  • : the area of land that includes a particular river or lake and all the rivers, streams, etc., that flow into it

Full Definition of watershed

  1. 1 a :  divide 2a b :  a region or area bounded peripherally by a divide and draining ultimately to a particular watercourse or body of water

  2. 2 :  a crucial dividing point, line, or factor :  turning point

watershed adjective

Examples of watershed

  1. The show will not air until after the nine o'clock watershed.

  2. <a watershed moment in her life came when she inherited a reasonable sum of money and was able to start her own coffee shop>



1803

First Known Use of watershed

1803


WATERSHED Defined for Kids

watershed

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noun wa·ter·shed \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌshed, ˈwä-\

Definition of watershed

  1. 1 :  a dividing ridge (as a mountain range) separating one drainage area from others

  2. 2 :  the whole area that drains into a lake or river





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