Water Definition

wôtər, wŏtər
watered, watering, waters
noun
waters
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, H2O, it freezes, forming ice, at 0°C (32°F) and boils, forming steam, at 100°C (212°F)
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Water in a specified form or amount, or occurring or distributed in a specified way, or for a specified use, as drinking or washing.
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A large body of water, as a river, lake, or sea.
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The liquid substance of a body of water.
The pond's still waters.
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The part of the sea contiguous with a specified country, land mass, etc. or the parts away from this.
International waters.
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verb
watered, watering, waters
To fill with tears.
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To pour or sprinkle water on; make wet.
Watered the garden.
American Heritage
To supply with water.
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To secrete or fill with saliva.
His mouth watered at the sight of the roast.
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To lead (an animal) to drinking water.
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Antonyms:
dehydratedry
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adjective
Of or having to do with water.
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In or on water.
Water sports.
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Growing in or living on or near water.
Water plants, water birds.
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Operated by water.
A water wheel.
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Derived from running water.
Water power.
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other

(chemical having the formula Hâ‚‚O): heavy water; ice, steam, water vapor/water vapour.

Wiktionary
(liquid Hâ‚‚O): mineral water; hard water, soft water.
Wiktionary
idiom
above 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.
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make water
  • To urinate.
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under water
  • 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.
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water under the bridge
  • A past occurrence, especially something unfortunate, that cannot be undone or rectified:

    All that is now just water under the bridge.

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by water
  • by ship or boat
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Other Word Forms of Water

Noun

Singular:
water
Plural:
waters

Origin of Water

  • From Middle English water, from Old English wæter (“water"), from Proto-Germanic *watōr (“water"), from Proto-Indo-European *wódrÌ¥ (“water").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English wæter wed-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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