high-water mark

noun

Definition of high-water mark

:highest point :peak

First Known Use of high-water mark

1691


HIGH-WATER MARK Defined for English Language Learners

high-water mark

noun

Definition of high-water mark for English Language Learners

  • : the time when something is most active, successful, etc.

  • : the highest level that water from a river, ocean, etc., reaches especially during a flood



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