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English Dictionary: water by the DICT Development Group
5 results for water
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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
    Synonym(s): water, H2O
  2. the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
    Synonym(s): body of water, water
  3. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  4. a facility that provides a source of water; "the town debated the purification of the water supply"; "first you have to cut off the water"
    Synonym(s): water system, water supply, water
  5. liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water"
    Synonym(s): urine, piss, pee, piddle, weewee, water
  6. a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; "he asked for a drink of water"
  1. supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; "Water the fields"
    Synonym(s): water, irrigate
  2. provide with water; "We watered the buffalo"
  3. secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered"
  4. fill with tears; "His eyes were watering"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Water \Wa"ter\ (w[add]"t[etil]r), n. [AS. w[91]ter; akin to OS.
      watar, OFries. wetir, weter, LG. & D. water, G. wasser, OHG.
      wazzar, Icel. vatn, Sw. vatten, Dan. vand, Goth. wat[omac],
      O. Slav. & Russ. voda, Gr. 'y`dwr, Skr. udan water, ud to
      wet, and perhaps to L. unda wave. [root]137. Cf. {Dropsy},
      {Hydra}, {Otter}, {Wet}, {Whisky}.]
      1. The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and
            which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc. [bd]We will drink
            water.[b8] --Shak. [bd]Powers of fire, air, water, and
            earth.[b8] --Milton.
      Note: Pure water consists of hydrogen and oxygen, {H2O}, and
               is a colorless, 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
      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; esp., the urine.
      4. (Pharm.) A solution in water of a gaseous or readily
            volatile substance; as, ammonia water. --U. S. Pharm.
      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}, v. t., 3,
            {Damask}, v. t., 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 [bd]diluted.[b8] [Brokers' Cant]
      Note: 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 under {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 [frac1x12] 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
      {To hold water}. See under {Hold}, v. t.
      {To keep one's head above water}, to keep afloat; fig., to
            avoid failure or sinking in the struggles of life.
      {To make water}.
            (a) To pass urine. --Swift.
            (b) (Naut.) To admit water; to leak.
      {Water of crystallization} (Chem.), the water combined with
            many salts in their crystalline form. This water is
            loosely, but, nevertheless, chemically, combined, for it
            is held in fixed and definite amount for each substance
            containing it. Thus, while pure copper sulphate, {CuSO4},
            is a white amorphous substance, blue vitriol, the
            crystallized form, {CuSO4.5H2O}, contains five molecules
            of water of crystallization.
      {Water on the brain} (Med.), hydrocephalus.
      {Water on the chest} (Med.), hydrothorax.
      Note: Other phrases, in which water occurs as the first
               element, will be found in alphabetical order in the

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Water \Wa"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Watered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Watering}.] [AS. w[91]terian, gew[91]terian.]
      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}, n., 6.
      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}, n., 7. [Brokers' Cant]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Water \Wa"ter\, v. i.
      1. To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter;
            as, his eyes began to water.
                     If thine eyes can water for his death. --Shak.
      2. To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to
      {The mouth waters}, a phrase denoting that a person or animal
            has a longing desire for something, since the sight of
            food often causes one who is hungry to have an increased
            flow of saliva.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pennywort \Pen"ny*wort`\, n. (Bot.)
      A European trailing herb ({Linaria Cymbalaria}) with
      roundish, reniform leaves. It is often cultivated in hanging
      {March}, [or] {Water}, {pennywort}. (Bot.) See under {March}.
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