Water meaning

wôtər, wŏtər
Water is a liquid found on Earth which is known as H20 that has no odor or taste.
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Seventy percent of the earth is made up of water.
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Ninety-seven percent of the earth’s water is in oceans and seas while two percent is found on the icecaps.
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Huge bodies of water can absorb and store large amounts of heat coming from the sun especially during daytime and the summer season.
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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.

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A clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid, H2 O, 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).
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Any bodily fluid or secretion, as urine, saliva, tears, or gastric and pancreatic juices.
  • The fluid surrounding the fetus in pregnancy; amniotic fluid.
  • A watery fluid retained abnormally.
    water on the knee.
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A solution of any substance in water.

Mineral water, ammonia water.

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Water is defined as to wet something with H20.

An example of water is to provide plants with hydration.

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To pour or sprinkle water on; make wet.

Watered the garden.

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To irrigate (land).
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To produce or discharge fluid, as from the eyes.
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To salivate in anticipation of food.

The wonderful aroma from the kitchen makes my mouth water.

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To take on a supply of water.
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To give a sheen to the surface of (fabric or metal).
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To increase (the number of shares of stock) without increasing the value of the assets represented.
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To take on a supply of water, as a ship.
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To drink water, as an animal.
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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, 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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The water of mineral springs.

To take the waters at Saratoga.

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A wavy, lustrous finish given to linen, silk, rayon, etc., or to a metal surface.
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To supply with water.
  • 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.
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To give a wavy luster to the surface of (silk, etc.)
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To issue (stock) so as to add to the total face value without increasing assets to justify this valuation.
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To fill with tears.
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To secrete or fill with saliva.

His mouth watered at the sight of the roast.

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To drink water.
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Of or having to do with water.
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An aqueous solution of a substance, especially a gas.

Ammonia water.

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A wavy finish or sheen, as of a fabric or metal.
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To dilute or weaken by adding water.

A bar serving whiskey that had been watered.

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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.
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A watercolor painting.
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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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Containing water or fluid.

A water blister.

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Prepared with water, as for thinning or hardening.
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A clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid, H2 O, 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).
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To produce or discharge fluid, as from the eyes.
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A colorless, odorless compound of hydrogen and oxygen. Water covers about three-quarters of the Earth's surface in solid form (ice) and liquid form, and is prevalent in the lower atmosphere in its gaseous form, water vapor. Water is an unusually good solvent for a large variety of substances, and is an essential component of all organisms, being necessary for most biological processes. Unlike most substances, water is less dense as ice than in liquid form; thus, ice floats on liquid water. Water freezes at 0°C (32°F) and boils at 100°C (212°F). Chemical formula: H2O.
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(uncountable) A chemical, found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid, having the formula Hâ‚‚O, required by all forms of life on Earth. From a linguistic point of view it can be argued that Hâ‚‚O exists in three states; water is one of them and is by definition liquid. Frozen water is called ice (though there are other frozen compounds known as ice they are given specific descriptions; e.g. dry ice refers to frozen carbon dioxide.) Ice alone refers to frozen water. Water vapor has various names, none of which is water. One can request a glass of water and not expect to receive a glass of ice or container of water vapor.
  • (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.

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(religion, philosophy) One of the five basic elements (See the Classical elements).
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(often in the plural) Any body of water, or a specific part of it.

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.

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A combination of water and other substance(s).
  • (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.
  • (pharmacy) A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance.
    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.
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(figuratively, in the plural or in the singular) A state of affairs; conditions; usually with an adjective indicating an adverse condition.

The rough waters of change will bring about the calm after the storm.

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(colloquial, figuratively) A person's intuition.

I know he'll succeed. I feel it in my waters.

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(uncountable, dated, finance) Excess valuation of securities.
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The limpidity and lustre of a precious stone, especially a diamond.

A diamond of the first water, i.e. one that is perfectly pure and transparent.

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A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc.
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(chemical having the formula Hâ‚‚O): heavy water; ice, steam, water vapor/water vapour.
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(liquid Hâ‚‚O): mineral water; hard water, soft water.
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To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
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To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate.
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To provide (animals) with water for drinking.

I need to go water the cattle.

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(intransitive) To get or take in water.

The ship put into port to water.

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(colloquial) To urinate onto.

Nature called, so I stepped into the woods and watered a tree.

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To dilute.

Can you water the whisky, please?

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(dated, finance) To overvalue (securities), especially through deceptive accounting.
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(intransitive) To fill with or secrete water.

Chopping onions makes my eyes water.

The smell of fried onions makes my mouth water.

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To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines.

To water silk.

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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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hold water
  • To contain water without leaking.
  • To remain sound, consistent, or logical, with no breaks or weaknesses.
    An argument that doesn't hold water.
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like water
  • Lavishly; freely.
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make someone's mouth water
  • To be or seem tasty.
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make water
  • To urinate.
  • To take in water, as through a leak.
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test the waters
  • To explore a possible course of action; approach initially.
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under water
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water down
  • To weaken the potency or effectiveness of.
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water under the bridge
  • Something not worth reexamining because it is in the past and finished.
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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

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

    From Wiktionary