- Water is a liquid found on Earth which is known as H20 that has no odor or taste.
Facts About Water
- Seventy percent of the earth is made up of water.
- Ninety-seven percent of the earth’s water is in oceans and seas while two percent is found on the icecaps.
- Huge bodies of water can absorb and store large amounts of heat coming from the sun especially during daytime and the summer season.
- Seventy-five percent of the human body is made up of water and 90 percent of human blood is water.
An example of water is what comes out of the kitchen sink faucet.
- Water is defined as to wet something with H20.
An example of water is to provide plants with hydration.
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- the colorless, transparent liquid occurring on earth as rivers, lakes, oceans, etc., and falling from the clouds as rain: chemically a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, HO, it freezes, forming ice, at 0°C (32°F) and boils, forming steam, at 100°C (212°F)
- water in a specified form or amount, or occurring or distributed in a specified way, or for a specified use, as drinking or washing
- a large body of water, as a river, lake, or sea
- the part of the sea contiguous with a specified country, land mass, etc. or the parts away from this: international waters
- any area in a body of water: the noisy waters at the rapids
- the liquid substance of a body of water: the pond's still waters
- water with reference to
- its depth: ten feet of water at the dam
- its displacement: a boat that draws six feet of water
- its surface: above water, under water
- its level in a sea, river, etc.: high water, low water
- the water of mineral springs: to take the waters at Saratoga
- any body fluid or secretion, as urine, saliva, tears, or gastric and pancreatic juices; specif.,
- the fluid surrounding the fetus in pregnancy; amniotic fluid
- a watery fluid retained abnormally: water on the knee
- a solution of any substance in water: mineral water, ammonia water
- the degree of transparency and luster of a precious stone as a measure of its quality: a diamond of the first water
- degree of quality or conformity to type: an artist of the first or purest water
- a wavy, lustrous finish given to linen, silk, rayon, etc., or to a metal surface
- a watercolor painting
- a valuation wrongfully given to the assets of a business in excess of their real value
- an issue of capital stock which brings the face value of all the stock issued by a business to a figure higher than the actual value of its assets: now prohibited by SEC regulations
Origin: Middle English from Old English wæter, akin to German wasser from Indo-European an unverified form wodōr from an unverified form wed-, to wet (from base an unverified form awed-, to moisten, flow) from source Glassical Greek hydōr, water, Classical Latin unda, a wave, Russian voda, water, Irish uisce, water
- to supply with water; specif.,
- to give (animals) water to drink
- to give water to (soil, crops, etc.) by sprinkling, pouring, or irrigating
- to bring water to (land): said of a river, canal, etc.
- to put water on by sprinkling, hosing, etc.; soak or moisten with water: often with down
- to add water to so as to weaken; dilute: to water the milk
- to give a wavy luster to the surface of (silk, etc.)
- Finance to issue (stock) so as to add illegally to the total face value without increasing assets to justify this valuation
Origin: ME wateren < OE wæterian < the n.
- to fill with tears: said of the eyes
- to secrete or fill with saliva: his mouth watered at the sight of the roast
- to take on a supply of water
- to drink water: said of animals
- of or having to do with water
- in or on water: water sports
- growing in or living on or near water: water plants, water birds
- operated by water: a water wheel
- derived from running water: water power
- containing water or fluid: a water blister
- prepared with water, as for thinning or hardening
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- A clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid, H2O, essential for most plant and animal life and the most widely used of all solvents. Freezing point 0°C (32°F); boiling point 100°C (212°F); specific gravity (4°C) 1.0000; weight per gallon (15°C) 8.338 pounds (3.782 kilograms).
- a. Any of various forms of water: waste water.b. Naturally occurring mineral water, as at a spa. Often used in the plural.
- a. A body of water such as a sea, lake, river, or stream.b. waters A particular stretch of sea or ocean, especially that of a state or country: escorted out of British waters.
- a. A supply of water: had to turn off the water while repairing the broken drain.b. A water supply system.
- a. Any of the fluids normally secreted from the body, such as urine, perspiration, tears, or saliva.b. A fluid present in a body part in abnormal quantities as a result of injury or disease: water on the knee.c. The fluid surrounding a fetus in the uterus; amniotic fluid.
- An aqueous solution of a substance, especially a gas: ammonia water.
- A wavy finish or sheen, as of a fabric or metal.
- a. The valuation of the assets of a business firm beyond their real value.b. Stock issued in excess of paid-in capital.
- a. The transparency and luster of a gem.b. A level of excellence.
- To pour or sprinkle water on; make wet: watered the garden.
- a. To give drinking water to.b. To lead (an animal) to drinking water.
- To dilute or weaken by adding water: a bar serving whiskey that had been watered.
- To give a sheen to the surface of (silk, linen, or metal).
- To increase (the number of shares of stock) without increasing the value of the assets represented.
- To irrigate (land).
- To produce or discharge fluid, as from the eyes.
- To salivate in anticipation of food: The wonderful aroma from the kitchen makes my mouth water.
- To take on a supply of water, as a ship.
- To drink water, as an animal.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English wǽter; see wed-1 in Indo-European roots.
- waˈter·er noun
water - Ologies & -Isms Definition
water - Medical Definition
- A clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid essential for most plant and animal life and the most widely used of all solvents. Freezing point 0°C (32°F); boiling point 100°C (212°F); specific gravity (4°C) 1.0000; weight per gallon (15°C) 8.338 pounds (3.782 kilograms).
- Any of the liquids that are present in or passed out of the body, such as urine, perspiration, tears, or saliva.
- The fluid that surrounds a fetus in the uterus; amniotic fluid.
- An aqueous solution of a substance, especially a gas.
water - Phrases/Idioms
- to contain water without leaking
- to remain sound, consistent, or logical, with no breaks or weaknesses an argument that doesn't hold water
- to keep a boat at a standstill by holding the oars steady in the water
make someone's mouth water
- to urinatealso pass water
- to take in water, as through a leak: said of a boat, etc.
test the water(s)
water under the bridgeor water under the over the dam
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water under the bridge
water - Science Definition
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