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ˈfrɛʃ ɪtfreshet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. freshet, spatenoun

    the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Freshetnoun

    A pool of fresh water.

    Etymology: from fresh.

    All fish from sea or shore,
    Freshet or purling brook, or shell or fin. John Milton, Parad. Lost.


  1. freshet

    A freshet is a sudden overflow or flood of a stream or river, typically due to heavy rain or melting snow. It may also refer to the resulting increased volume or flow of freshwater into the sea or any other body of water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Freshetadjective

    a stream of fresh water

  2. Freshetadjective

    a flood or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains or melted snow; a sudden inundation

  3. Etymology: [OE. fresche flood + -et. See Fresh, a.]


  1. Freshet

    A freshet can refer to one of the following: ⁕A flood resulting from heavy rain or a spring thaw. Whereas heavy rain often causes a flash flood, a spring thaw event is generally a more incremental process, depending upon local climate and topography. The term freshet is most commonly used to describe a spring thaw resulting from snow and ice melt in rivers located in the northern latitudes of North America, particularly Canada, where rivers are frozen each winter and thaw during the spring. A spring freshet can sometimes last several weeks on large river systems, resulting in significant inundation of flood plains as the snow pack melts in the river's catchment area. Spring freshets associated with thaw events are sometimes accompanied by ice jams which can cause flash floods. ⁕A stream or river of fresh water which empties into the ocean, usually flowing through an estuary.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. freshet

    A word long used for pools or ponds, when swollen after rain or temporary inundations. It is also applied to a pond supplied by a spring.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of freshet in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of freshet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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