Definition of Catchment

1. Noun. A structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area).

Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
Derivative terms: Catch



Definition of Catchment

1. n. A surface of ground on which water may be caught and collected into a reservoir.

Definition of Catchment

1. Noun. Any structure or land feature which catches and holds water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catchment

1. [n -S]

Catchment Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Catchment Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Catchment

catcheth
catchflies
catchfly
catchier
catchiest
catchily
catchiness
catching
catching fire
catching sight of
catching some zs
catching up
catchlight
catchlights
catchline
catchment (current term)
catchment area
catchment basin
catchment basins
catchments
catchpennies
catchpenny
catchpenny(a)
catchphrase
catchphrases
catchpole
catchpoles
catchpoll
catchpolls
catcht

Literary usage of Catchment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1916)
"The ideal catchment area is free from human habitation and is covered with forests. The catchment areas supplying impounding reservoirs and the natural ..."

2. Environmental Performance Reviews by OECD Staff (1998)
"catchment management Some States are moving towards catchment-based resource ... In Victoria, for instance, ten catchment authorities were given extra ..."

3. Transactions (1851)
"On the USE OF SELF-REGISTERING RAIN AND FLOOD GAUGES, in making Observations of the relations of Rain Fall and of Flood Discharges in a given catchment;" by ..."

4. Alcohol Use Among U. S. Ethnic Minorities edited by Danielle Spiegler (1993)
"Alcohol Abuse in Blacks and Whites as Indicated in the Epidemiological catchment Area Program Lee N. Robins, Ph.D. Washington University School of Medicine ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"The Afforestation of Waterworks catchment Areas. ... The author estimated the total area of these catchment areas to be about 676000 acres, ..."

6. Forests, Woods and Trees in Relation to Hygiene by Augustine Henry (1852)
"Map: Longdendale, Derwent Valley, and neighbouring catchment Areas ..... 206 39. ... Map: West, Central, and South Scotland catchment Areas 248 43. ..."

7. Indian Storage Reservoirs with Earthen Dams: Being a Practical Treatise on by William Lumisden Strange (1913)
"A wholly natural catchment (vide Plate 3) is one which is bounded by a dam ... A partly natural and partly artificial catchment is one where the natural ..."

8. Hydraulic Tables, Coefficients, and Formulae, for Finding the Discharge of by John Neville (1875)
"A catchment basin is a district which drains itself into a river and its tributaries. It is bounded generally by the summits of the neighbouring hills, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Catchment

Search for Catchment on Dictionary.com!Search for Catchment on Thesaurus.com!Search for Catchment on Google!Search for Catchment on Wikipedia!

Search