Definition of Water

1. Verb. Supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams. "Water the fields"

Exact synonyms: Irrigate
Generic synonyms: Wet
Specialized synonyms: Hose, Hose Down, Flush, Hush
Derivative terms: Irrigation, Waterer, Watering

2. Noun. Binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent.

3. Verb. Provide with water. "We watered the buffalo"
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Waterer, Waterer

4. Noun. The part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean). "They were sitting by the water's edge"

5. Verb. Secrete or form water, as tears or saliva. "His eyes watered"
Generic synonyms: Release, Secrete

6. Noun. Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Generic synonyms: Element

7. Verb. Fill with tears. "His eyes were watering"
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up
Derivative terms: Watering

8. Noun. A facility that provides a source of water. "First you have to cut off the water"
Exact synonyms: Water Supply, Water System
Generic synonyms: Facility, Installation
Group relationships: Base, Infrastructure
Terms within: Artificial Lake, Man-made Lake, Reservoir, Water Main

9. Noun. Liquid excretory product. "The child had to make water"
Exact synonyms: Pee, Piddle, Piss, Urine, Weewee
Generic synonyms: Body Waste, Excrement, Excreta, Excretion, Excretory Product
Derivative terms: Pee, Piddle, Piss, Urinary, Urinate

10. Noun. A liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants. "He asked for a drink of water"
Generic synonyms: Food, Nutrient, Nutrient, Liquid
Specialized synonyms: Branch Water, Spring Water, Drinking Water

Definition of Water

1. n. The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc.

2. v. t. To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers.

3. v. i. To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water.

4. n. The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc.

5. v. t. To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers.

6. v. i. To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water.

Definition of Water

1. Noun. A clear liquid having the chemical formula H2O, required by all forms of life on Earth. ¹

2. Noun. (context: sometimes countable) Mineral water. ¹

3. Noun. (countable often in plural) Spa water. ¹

4. Noun. (alchemy) One of the four basic elements. ¹

5. Noun. (context: India and Japan, Wicca) One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements). ¹

6. Noun. (context: often in plural) Any body of water, or a specific part of it. ¹

7. Noun. Urine. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

8. Noun. Amniotic fluid; used in plural in the UK and in singular in North America. ¹

9. Noun. (figuratively in the plural or in singular) A state of affairs; conditions; usually with an adjective indicating an adverse condition. ¹

10. Noun. A serving of water. ¹

11. Noun. (colloquial figuratively) A person's intuition. ¹

12. Noun. (colloquial medical) Fluids in the body, especially when causing swelling. ¹

13. Noun. (uncountable dated finance) Excess valuation of securities. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants). ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To provide (animals) with water. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive colloquial) To urinate. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To dilute. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive dated finance) To overvalue (securities), especially through deceptive accounting. ¹

19. Verb. (intransitive) To fill with or secrete water. ¹

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Definition of Water

1. to sprinkle with water (a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Water

1. 1. To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers. "With tears watering the ground." (Milton) "Men whose lives gilded on like rivers that water the woodlands." (Longfellow) 2. To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to drink; as, to water cattle and horses. 3. To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines; as, to water silk. Cf. Water. 4. To add water to (anything), thereby extending the quantity or bulk while reducing the strength or quality; to extend; to dilute; to weaken. To water stock, to increase the capital stock of a company by issuing new stock, thus diminishing the value of the individual shares. Cf. Water. Origin: AS. Waeterian, gewaeterian. 1. The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc. "We will drink water." ."Powers of fire, air, water, and earth." . Pure water consists of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, and is a colourless, odorless, tasteless, transparent liquid, which is very slightly compressible. at its maximum density, 39 deg Fahr. Or 4 deg C, it is the standard for specific gravities, one cubic centimeter weighing one gram. It freezes at 32 deg Fahr. Or 0 deg C. And boils at 212 deg Fahr. Or 100 deg C. (see Ice, Steam). It is the most important natural solvent, and is frequently impregnated with foreign matter which is mostly removed by distillation; hence, rain water is nearly pure. It is an important ingredient in the tissue of animals and plants, the human body containing about two thirds its weight of water. 2. A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or other collection of water. "Remembering he had passed over a small water a poor scholar when first coming to the university, he kneeled." (Fuller) 3. Any liquid secretion, humor, or the like, resembling water; especially, the urine. 4. A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance; as, ammonia water. 5. The limpidity and luster of a precious stone, especially a diamond; as, a diamond of the first water, that is, perfectly pure and transparent. Hence, of the first water, that is, of the first excellence. 6. A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc. See Water, 3, Damask, and Damaskeen. 7. An addition to the shares representing the capital of a stock company so that the aggregate par value of the shares is increased while their value for investment is diminished, or "diluted." Water is often used adjectively and in the formation of many self-explaining compounds; as, water drainage; water gauge, or water-gauge; waterfowl, water-fowl, or water fowl; water-beaten; water-borne, water-circled, water-girdled, water-rocked, etc. Hard water. See Hard. Inch of water, a unit of measure of quantity of water, being the quantity which will flow through an orifice one inch square, or a circular orifice one inch in diameter, in a vertical surface, under a stated constant head; also called miner's inch, and water inch. The shape of the orifice and the head vary in different localities. In the Western United States, for hydraulic mining, the standard aperture is square and the head from 4 to 9 inches above its center. In Europe, for experimental hydraulics, the orifice is usually round and the head from 1/12 of an inch to 1 inch above its top. Mineral water, waters which are so impregnated with foreign ingredients, such as gaseous, sulphureous, and saline substances, as to give them medicinal properties, or a particular flavor or temperature. Soft water, water not impregnated with lime or mineral salts. To hold water. See Hold, To keep one's head above water, to keep afloat; fig, to avoid failure or sinking in the struggles of life. To make water. To pass urine. Hydrothorax. Other phrases, in which water occurs as the first element, will be found in alphabetical order in the Vocabulary. Origin: AS. Waeter; akin to OS. Watar, OFries. Wetir, weter, LG. & D. Water, G. Wasser, OHG. Wazzar, Icel. Vatn, Sw. Vatten, Dan. Vand, Goth. Wat, O. Slav. & Russ. Voda, Gr, Skr. Udan water, ud to wet, and perhaps to L. Unda wave. Cf. Dropsy, Hydra, Otter, Wet, Whisky. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Water

water (current term)
water's edge
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water-clear cell of parathyroid
water-cooled reactor
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