Synonyms for watershed

Synonyms for (noun) watershed

Synonyms: watershed, landmark, turning point

Definition: an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend

Usage: the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations

Similar words: occasion, juncture

Definition: an event that occurs at a critical time

Usage: at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave; it was needed only on special occasions


Synonyms: catchment area, catchment basin, basin, drainage area, drainage basin, watershed, river basin

Definition: the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet

Usage: flood control in the Missouri basin

Similar words: geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region

Definition: a demarcated area of the Earth


Synonyms: water parting, watershed, divide

Definition: a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

Similar words: line

Definition: a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent