water at its greatest elevation, as in a river.
plural noun, Slang.
trousers short enough to expose the ankles, especially as worn by growing children whom they earlier fit.
another name for high tide (sense 1)
the state of any stretch of water at its highest level, as during a flood
come hell or high water
(also high water pants or high waders or flood pants) Trousers that are shorter than current fashion dictates, esp that end above the ankles: Look at his high waters!
[fr the notion that the trousers have been chosen or rolled up for walking through high water]
[hahy-wey] /ˈhaɪˌweɪ/ noun 1. a main road, especially one between towns or cities: the highway between Los Angeles and Seattle. 2. any public road or waterway. 3. any main or ordinary route, track, or course. /ˈhaɪˌweɪ/ noun 1. a public road that all may use 2. (mainly US & Canadian, law) a main road, esp […]
- Highway code
noun 1. (in Britain) an official government booklet giving guidance to users of public roads
noun 1. a route for carrying mail over the highway between designated points, given on contract to a private carrier and often requiring, in rural areas, delivery to home mailboxes. Abbreviation: HCR.
[hahy-wey-muh n] /ˈhaɪˌweɪ mən/ noun, plural highwaymen. 1. (formerly) a holdup man, especially one on horseback, who robbed travelers along a public road. /ˈhaɪˌweɪmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. (formerly) a robber, usually on horseback, who held up travellers n. “one who travels the highways with intent to rob people” (often on horseback and thus contrasted […]