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1. watershed

noun. ['ˈwɔtɝˌʃɛd'] a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems.

Synonyms

  • line
  • water parting
  • continental divide

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • curve
  • straight line
  • uncover

Etymology

  • shed (English)
  • scead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • water (English)
  • water (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Watershed

  • bloodshed
  • mothershed
  • watershed
  • woodshed

Sentences with watershed


1. Adjective
The American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 was a watershed period in the history of journalism.

2. Noun, plural
Tributary streams and rivers, originating in the 41,000-square-mile watershed, create and deepen side canyons.

3. Noun, singular or mass
The state also has coastal bays, creeks, rivers and marshlands that are part of this important watershed.

4. Verb, past tense
All waters of the Earth are connected to oceans, making one huge, worldwide watershed.

Quotes about watershed


1. A Chuck Yeager Moment {Couplet} There's a sonic boom resonating in my head as I break through the 2000 HP follower watershed.
- Beryl Dov

2. watershed

noun. ['ˈwɔtɝˌʃɛd'] an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend.

Synonyms

  • Fall of Man
  • landmark
  • turning point
  • juncture
  • occasion

Antonyms

  • urban area
  • natural elevation
  • join
  • connect

Etymology

  • shed (English)
  • scead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • water (English)
  • water (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. watershed

noun. ['ˈwɔtɝˌʃɛd'] the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet.

Synonyms

  • catchment area
  • geographical area
  • retention basin
  • catchment basin
  • drainage area
  • geographic area
  • geographical region
  • detention basin
  • drainage basin
  • river basin
  • basin

Antonyms

  • stay
  • unite
  • multiply
  • agreement

Etymology

  • shed (English)
  • scead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • water (English)
  • water (Middle English (1100-1500))
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