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head·wa·ter

 (hĕd′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n. often headwaters
The water from which a river rises; a source.

headwater

(ˈhɛdˌwɔːtə)
n
(Physical Geography) (usually plural) a tributary stream of a river in the area in which it rises; headstream
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Noun1.headwater - the source of a river; "the headwaters of the Nile"
origin, source, root, rootage, beginning - the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
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Our grand master is still to be named; for like royal kings of old times, we find the headwaters of our fraternity in nothing short of the great gods themselves.
One of these branches rises in the west-southwest, near the headwaters of the Arkansas.
He wished, he said, to ask Professor Challenger whether the results to which he had alluded in his remarks had been obtained during a journey to the headwaters of the Amazon made by him two years before.
Mugambi, the ebon Hercules, who had shared the dangers and vicissitudes of his beloved Bwana, from Jungle Island, almost to the headwaters of the Ugambi, was the first to note the bold approach of the sinister caravan.
They told of how, armed only with a huge whip, he had been a match and more than a match for the best warriors of the tribe, and the news that they started spread rapidly down the river from one long-house to another until it reached the broad stream into which the smaller river flowed, and then it travelled up and down to the headwaters above and the ocean far below in the remarkable manner that news travels in the wild places of the world.
It was at this juncture that John Starhurst proclaimed that he would carry the Gospel from coast to coast of the Great Land, and that he would begin by penetrating the mountain fastnesses of the headwaters of the Rewa River.
All the same, some day I'm going to go over the Andes to the headwaters of the Amazon, all through the rubber country, an' canoe down the Amazon thousands of miles to its mouth where it's that wide you can't see one bank from the other an' where you can scoop up perfectly fresh water out of the ocean a hundred miles from land.
com)-- Headwaters Relief Organization announced the 6th Annual Run with Purpose 5K will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its order approving Headwaters Wind Farm LLC s (Headwaters) new wind development in Indiana.
subsidiary Headwaters Technology Innovation Group, Inc.
SALT LAKE CITY -- In a move that will create the market leader in providing value-added services and technology to the coal- fired power generation industry, Headwaters Incorporated ( www.
He has done outstanding work on the transition of the Presidio and the preservation of the Headwaters old-growth redwoods.