First Known Use of high-water mark
high-water mark Synonyms
Synonymsacme, apex, apogee, capstone, climax, crescendo, crest, crown, culmination, head, high noon, high tide, high-water mark, meridian, ne plus ultra, noon, noontime, peak, pinnacle, sum, summit, tip-top, top, zenith
Antonymsbottom, nadir, rock bottom
Related Wordsbloom, blossom, flood tide, flower, glory, heyday, prime; cap, ceiling, roof; extreme, extremity, tip, vertex; high, highlight, highspot
Near Antonymsabyss, base, foot; minimum
HIGH-WATER MARK Defined for English Language Learners
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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