Definition of Ground water

1. Noun. Underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks.

Exact synonyms: Spring Water, Well Water
Generic synonyms: H2o, Water

Definition of Ground water

1. Noun. Water that exists beneath the earth's surface in underground streams and aquifers. ¹

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Medical Definition of Ground water

1. That portion of the water below the surface of the ground whose pressure is greater than atmospheric pressure. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ground Water

ground rule
ground rules
ground shark
ground sharks
ground sloth
ground snake
ground spider
ground squirrel
ground state
ground stroke
ground substance
ground swell
ground swells
ground tackle
ground tissue
ground water (current term)
ground wave
ground zero
ground zeroes

Literary usage of Ground water

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

1. Physiography by Rollin D. Salisbury (1907)
"Where the surface is uneven, the ground-water surface usually undulates with it, ... Amount of ground-water. The amount of ground-water is not very ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"This rapid variation of the ground-water level is of great importance in explaining the occurrence of fever in dry places where there is no marshy ground. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Wherever the ground water level is higher than the surface or depressions in the ... The amount of ground water thus returned to the surface is but a small ..."

4. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1914)
"Ground-Waters ground water The Development of a ground water Supply at La ... The Action of ground water on the Distribution of Springs ..."

5. Geschichte der biologischen Theorien in der Neuzeit by Sergeĭ Nikolaevich Durylin, Frank Leslie Rector, John Irvin Hamaker, Emanuel Rádl (1913)
"CHAPTER II ground water ' As previously noted, ground water is that portion of the rainfall which soaks into the ground to appear later as springs or wells. ..."

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