flowage

noun
flow·​age | \ ˈflō-ij How to pronounce flowage (audio) \

Definition of flowage

1a : an overflowing onto adjacent land
b : a body of water formed by overflowing or damming
c : floodwater especially of a stream
2 : gradual deformation of a body of plastic solid (such as rock) by intermolecular shear

Examples of flowage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This 40,000-acre scenic waters area southwest of Mercer has 66 boat-in campsites, many of which are on their own islands in the flowage. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2021 The area is best for canoeists, kayakers and fishermen who want to avoid the motorboats that frequent the rest of the flowage. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2021 The flowage has a 15-inch minimum length limit for walleyes with a daily bag limit of three. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 May 2021 Annual fuel flowage fees would increase by an unknown amount from the typical $140,000. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Mar. 2021 The eastern fifth of the flowage is a voluntary quiet area and no-wake zone. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 June 2020 Litke reports that the National Hydrography Dataset has 54 different terms, including lake, pond, basin, flowage and reservoir that more or less mean the same thing—lake. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 20 July 2019 The recreation area in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest surrounds a flowage lake created by a dam on the Mondeaux River. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 July 2018 Friday Late Night The Hayward landscape is dotted with pubs, like Pat’s Landing Bar & Grill on the flowage, where patrons are known to wash down white cheddar cheese curds with a cold beer. Travelwisconsin.com, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Jan. 2018 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'flowage.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of flowage

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Learn More About flowage

Time Traveler for flowage

Time Traveler

The first known use of flowage was in 1830

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near flowage

flowable

flowage

flowage line

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for flowage

Cite this Entry

“Flowage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowage. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!