An example of water is what comes out of the kitchen sink faucet.
- The fluid surrounding the fetus in pregnancy; amniotic fluid.
- A watery fluid retained abnormally.water on the knee.
Mineral water, ammonia water.
An example of water is to provide plants with hydration.
Watered the garden.
The wonderful aroma from the kitchen makes my mouth water.
To take the waters at Saratoga.
- To give drinking water to (animals).
- To give water to (soil, crops, etc.) by sprinkling, pouring, or irrigating.
- To bring water to (land).
- To put water on by sprinkling, hosing, etc.; soak or moisten with water.
- To dilute by adding water to.A tavern that waters the drinks.
His mouth watered at the sight of the roast.
A bar serving whiskey that had been watered.
- 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.
Water plants, water birds.
A water blister.
- (uncountable, in particular) The liquid form of this chemical; liquid Hâ‚‚O.May I have a glass of water?.Your plants need more water.
- (countable) A serving of water.
By the action of electricity, the water was resolved into its two parts, oxygen and hydrogen.
The boat was found in within the territorial waters.
These seals are a common sight on the coastal waters of Chile.
We had a great view of the waters of this place.
- (sometimes countable) Mineral water.Perrier is the most popular water in this restaurant.
- (countable, often in the plural) Spa water.Many people visit Bath to take the waters.
- Ammonia water.
- Urine. [from 15th c.].
- Amniotic fluid; used in the plural in the UK and in singular in North America.Before the child is born, the pregnant woman's waters break. (UK).Before the child is born, the pregnant woman's water breaks. (North America).
- (colloquial, medicine) Fluids in the body, especially when causing swelling.He suffers from water on the knee.
The rough waters of change will bring about the calm after the storm.
The ship put into port to water.
Chopping onions makes my eyes water.
The smell of fried onions makes my mouth water.
- Being or holding an asset that is worth more than its purchase price or the debt owed on it.
- Making more than enough money to meet financial obligations.
- To urinate.
- Being or holding an asset that is worth less than its purchase price or the debt owed on it.
- Not making enough money to meet financial obligations.
- A past occurrence, especially something unfortunate, that cannot be undone or rectified:.All that is now just water under the bridge.
- By ship or boat.
- To contain water without leaking.
- To remain sound, consistent, or logical, with no breaks or weaknesses.An argument that doesn't hold water.
- Lavishly; freely.
- To be or seem tasty.
- To urinate.
- To take in water, as through a leak.
- To explore a possible course of action; approach initially.
- To weaken the potency or effectiveness of.
- Something not worth reexamining because it is in the past and finished.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of water
- Middle English from Old English wæter wed-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition