an area served by a hospital, social service agency, etc.
Also called catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin. the area of land bounded by watersheds draining into a river, basin, or reservoir
the area from which people are allocated to a particular school, hospital, etc
The area drained by a river or body of water.
The area that absorbs water that contributes to a specific region’s groundwater supply.
- Catchment board
noun (NZ) a public body concerned with the conservation and organization of water supply from a catchment area
a phrase that attracts or is meant to attract attention. a phrase, as a slogan, that comes to be widely and repeatedly used, often with little of the original meaning remaining. Contemporary Examples Tim Gunn came back from being a catchphrase robot to a thoughtful mentor offering informed critiques of work in progress. How ‘Project […]
(formerly) a petty officer of justice, especially one arresting persons for debt. Historical Examples The gallant traitor did not linger for the governor’s catchpoll to seize him. A Dream of Empire William Henry Venable Once come the catchpoll to mine house,—I wis not on what business, for, poor man! Joyce Morrell’s Harvest Emily Sarah Holt […]
ketchup. an effort to reach or pass a norm, especially after a period of delay: After the slowdown there was a catch-up in production. an effort to catch up with or surpass a competitor, as in a sports contest. an instance of catching up. intended to keep up with or surpass a norm or competitor: […]