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water

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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wa=ter
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526 in 466 verses (in OT : 439 in 395 verses) (in NT : 87 in 71 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

watern. [AS. wæter; 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. 'y`dwr, Skr. udan water, ud to wet, and perhaps to L. unda wave. Dropsy, Hydra, Otter, Wet, Whisky.].
  •  The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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, 39Ice, 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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or other collection of water.  [1913 Webster]
    "Remembering he had passed over a small water a poor scholar when first coming to the university, he kneeled."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any liquid secretion, humor, or the like, resembling water; esp., the urine.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance; as, ammonia water.  U. S. Pharm.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.”  [1913 Webster]
    " 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."  [1913 Webster]
    " Other phrases, in which water occurs as the first element, will be found in alphabetical order in the Vocabulary."  [1913 Webster]
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 -- 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 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. [Colloq.] -- 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.
waterv. t. [AS. wæterian, gewæterian.].
  •  To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers.  [1913 Webster]
    "With tears watering the ground."  [1913 Webster]
    "Men whose lives gilded on like rivers that water the woodlands."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to drink; as, to water cattle and horses.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To add water to (anything), thereby extending the quantity or bulk while reducing the strength or quality; to extend; to dilute; to weaken.  [1913 Webster]
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]
waterv. i. 
  •  To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water.  [1913 Webster]
    "If thine eyes can water for his death."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to water.  [1913 Webster]
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.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

water, n. & v.
--n.
1 a colourless transparent odourless tasteless liquid compound of oxygen and hydrogen.

Idiom
by water using a ship etc. for travel or transport. cast one's bread upon the waters see BREAD. like water lavishly, profusely. like water off a duck's back see DUCK(1). make one's mouth water cause one's saliva to flow, stimulate one's appetite or anticipation. of the first water
1 (of a diamond) of the greatest brilliance and transparency.
2 of the finest quality or extreme degree. on the water on a ship etc. on the water-wagon see WAGON. water-bag a bag of leather, canvas, etc., for holding water.
water bailiff
1 an official enforcing fishing laws.
2 hist. a custom-house officer at a port. water bear = TARDIGRADE n. water-bed a mattress of rubber or plastic etc. filled with water. water-biscuit a thin crisp unsweetened biscuit made from flour and water. water blister a blister containing a colourless fluid, not blood or pus. water-boatman any aquatic bug of the family Notonectidae or Corixidae, swimming with oarlike hind legs.
water-borne
1 (of goods etc.) conveyed by or travelling on water.
2 (of a disease) communicated or propagated by contaminated water. water-buck any of various African antelopes of the genus Kobus, frequenting river-banks. water-buffalo the common domestic Indian buffalo, Bubalus arnee. water bus a boat carrying passengers on a regular run on a river, lake, etc. water-butt a barrel used to catch rainwater. water-cannon a device giving a powerful jet of water to disperse a crowd etc. the Water-carrier (or -bearer) the zodiacal sign or constellation Aquarius.
water chestnut
1 an aquatic plant, Trapa natans, bearing an edible seed.
2 a (in full Chinese water chestnut) a sedge, Eleocharis tuberosa, with rushlike leaves arising from a corm. b this corm used as food. water-clock a clock measuring time by the flow of water.
water-closet
1 a lavatory with the means for flushing the pan with water.
2 a room containing this.
water-colour (US -color)
1 artists' paint made of pigment to be diluted with water and not oil.
2 a picture painted with this.
3 the art of painting with water-colours. water-colourist (US -colorist) a painter in water-colours. water-cooled cooled by the circulation of water. water-cooler a tank of cooled drinking-water. water cure = HYDROPATHY. water-diviner Brit. a person who dowses (see DOWSE(1)) for water.
water down
1 dilute with water.
2 make less vivid, forceful, or horrifying.
water gauge
1 a glass tube etc. indicating the height of water in a reservoir, boiler, etc.
2 pressure expressed in terms of a head of water. water-glass 1 a solution of sodium or potassium silicate used for preserving eggs, as a vehicle for fresco-painting, and for hardening artificial stone.
2 a tube with a glass bottom enabling objects under water to be observed. water-hammer a knocking noise in a water-pipe when a tap is suddenly turned off. water-heater a device for heating (esp. domestic) water. water hemlock a poisonous plant, Cicuta maculata, found in marshes etc.: also called COWBANE. water-hole a shallow depression in which water collects (esp. in the bed of a river otherwise dry). water hyacinth a tropical river-weed, Eichhornia crassipes. water-ice a confection of flavoured and frozen water and sugar etc.; a sorbet. water jump a place where a horse in a steeplechase etc. must jump over water.
water-level
1 a the surface of the water in a reservoir etc. b the height of this.
2 a level below which the ground is saturated with water.
3 a level using water to determine the horizontal. water lily any aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae, with broad flat floating leaves and large usu. cup-shaped floating flowers.
water-line
1 the line along which the surface of water touches a ship's side (marked on a ship for use in loading).
2 a linear watermark. water main the main pipe in a water-supply system. water-meadow a meadow periodically flooded by a stream. water melon a large smooth green melon, Citrullus lanatus, with red pulp and watery juice. water meter a device for measuring and recording the amount of water supplied to a house etc. water-mill a mill worked by a water-wheel. water-nymph a nymph regarded as inhabiting or presiding over water. water of crystallization water forming an essential part of the structure of some crystals. water of life rhet. spiritual enlightenment. water ouzel = DIPPER 1. water-pepper an aquatic herb, Polygonum hydropiper: also called SMARTWEED.
water-pipe
1 a pipe for conveying water.
2 a hookah. water-pistol a toy pistol shooting a jet of water. water plantain any ditch-plant of the genus Alisma, with plantain-like leaves. water polo a game played by swimmers, with a ball like a football. water-power 1 mechanical force derived from the weight or motion of water.
2 a fall in the level of a river, as a source of this force. water purslane a creeping plant, Lythrum portula, growing in damp places. water rail a wading bird, Rallus aquaticus, frequenting marshes etc. water-rat = water-vole. water-rate a charge made for the use of the public water-supply. water-repellent not easily penetrated by water. water-scorpion any aquatic bug of the family Nepidae, living submerged and breathing through a bristle-like tubular tail. water-softener an apparatus or substance for softening hard water. water-soluble soluble in water. water-splash part of a road submerged by a stream or pool. water starwort any plant of the genus Callitriche, growing in water. water-supply the provision and storage of water, or the amount of water stored, for the use of a town, house, etc. water-table = water-level 2. water torture a form of torture in which the victim is exposed to the incessant dripping of water on the head, or the sound of dripping. water-tower a tower with an elevated tank to give pressure for distributing water. water under the bridge past events accepted as past and irrevocable. water-vole an aquatic vole, esp. Arvicola amphibius. water-weed any of various aquatic plants. water-wheel a wheel driven by water to work machinery, or to raise water. water-wings inflated floats fixed on the arms of a person learning to swim.
Usage
Chem. formula: H2O
2 a liquid consisting chiefly of this and found in seas, lakes, and rivers, in rain, and in secretions of organisms.
3 an expanse of water; a sea, lake, river, etc.
4 (in pl.) part of a sea or river (in Icelandic waters).
5 (often as the waters) mineral water at a spa etc.
6 the state of a tide (high water).
7 a solution of a specified substance in water (lavender-water).
8 the quality of the transparency and brilliance of a gem, esp. a diamond.
9 Finance an amount of nominal capital added by watering (see sense 10 of v.).
10 (attrib.) a found in or near water. b of, for, or worked by water. c involving, using, or yielding water.
--v.
1 tr. sprinkle or soak with water.
2 tr. supply (a plant) with water.
3 tr. give water to (an animal) to drink.
4 intr. (of the mouth or eyes) secrete water as saliva or tears.
5 tr. (as watered adj.) (of silk etc.) having irregular wavy glossy markings.
6 tr. adulterate (milk, beer, etc.) with water.
7 tr. (of a river etc.) supply (a place) with water.
8 intr. (of an animal) go to a pool etc. to drink.
9 intr. (of a ship, engine, etc., or the person in charge of it) take in a supply of water.
10 tr. Finance increase (a company's debt, or nominal capital) by the issue of new shares without a corresponding addition to assets.
Derivative
waterer n. waterless adj.
Etymology
OE w{aelig}ter f. Gmc, rel. to WET

THESAURUS

water

April showers, BO, Davy, Davy Jones, Dylan, Foamite, Neptune, Nereid, Nereus, Oceanid, Oceanus, Poseidon, Proteus, Thetis, Triton, Varuna, acid, adulterate, agua, air, aqua, aquarelle, asperge, atom, atomic particles, attenuate, automatic sprinkler, baptize, bastardize, beaded brow, beads of sweat, bed, bed down, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, beverage, blood, body odor, break, bridle, brush, brute matter, building block, cambric tea, canvas, carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, carbon-dioxide foam, cast the lead, chameleon, chemical element, cloud shapes, cobweb, cold sweat, component, constituent, contaminate, corrupt, curry, currycomb, cut, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, debase, deck gun, deluge set, denaturalize, denature, dew, diaphoresis, dilute, dishwater, doctor, doctor up, douche, drench, drink, drinking water, drool, earth, easel-picture, eau, element, elementary particle, elementary unit, emacerate, emaciate, etherealize, excrete, expand, extinguisher, exudate, exudation, fathom, feed, finger painting, fire, fire apparatus, fire engine, fire hose, fire hydrant, fireplug, fluid, fluid extract, fluid mechanics, foam, foam extinguisher, fodder, fortify, fundamental particle, gentle, give out, gossamer, gouache, groom, ground water, gruel, hair, handle, hard water, harness, head, heavy water, hitch, honest sweat, hook-and-ladder, hose, hose down, house of cards, humect, humectate, humidify, hydraulics, hydrogeology, hydrol, hydrometeor, hydrosphere, hyle, hypostasis, irrigate, juice, kaleidoscope, lace, lactate, ladder pipe, latex, lather, limewater, liquid, liquid extract, liquor, litter, make a sounding, manage, matchwood, material, material world, materiality, matter, mercury, mermaid, merman, micturition, milk, milk and water, mineral water, moisten, molecule, monad, moon, natural world, nature, oil, oil painting, paddle, painting, pee, pee-pee, perspiration, perspiration odor, physical world, piddle, pish, piss, plenum, plumb, plumb the depths, plumb-line, pollute, produce, pumper, quicksilver, rain, rainwater, rarefy, reduce, reed, rolling stone, rope of sand, rub down, saddle, salt water, sand castle, sap, sea devil, sea god, sea water, seaman, secern, secrete, semiliquid, shifting sands, siren, slaver, sling the lead, slobber, slop, slosh, snorkel, soda, soft water, sound, sparge, spatter, spike, spit, spittle, splash, splatter, sponge, spray, spring water, sprinkle, sprinkler, sprinkler head, sprinkler system, stale, steam, streams of sweat, stuff, substance, substratum, subtilize, sudor, sudoresis, super-pumper, swash, sweat, swelter, syringe, take soundings, tame, tamper with, tear, tempera, tend, the four elements, the weather, thin, thin away, thin down, thin out, thread, train, unit of being, urea, urination, urine, wash, wash drawing, water cannon, water down, water vapor, weaken, weather vane, weathercock, wee-wee, weep, well water, wet, wet blanket, wet down, wetting agent, wetting-out agent, wheel of fortune, whey, whirligig, yoke

ROGET THESAURUS

water

Depth

N depth, deepness, profundity, depression, hollow, pit, shaft, well, crater, gulf, bowels of the earth, botttomless pit, hell, soundings, depth of water, water, draught, submersion, plummet, sound, probe, sounding rod, sounding line, lead, bathymetry, sonar, side-looking sonar, bathometer, deep, deep seated, profound, sunk, buried, submerged, subaqueous, submarine, subterranean, subterraneous, subterrene, underground, bottomless, soundless, fathomless, unfathomed, unfathomable, abysmal, deep as a well, bathycolpian, benthal, benthopelagic, downreaching, yawning, knee deep, ankle deep, beyond one's depth, out of one's depth, over head and ears, mark twine, mark twain.

Water

N water, serum, serosity, lymph, rheum, diluent, agua, aqua, pani, dilution, maceration, lotion, washing, immersion, humectation, infiltration, spargefaction, affusion, irrigation, douche, balneation, bath, deluge, high water, flood tide, watery, aqueous, aquatic, hydrous, lymphatic, balneal, diluent, drenching, diluted, weak, wet, the waters are out.

VB be watery, reek, add water, water, wet, moisten, dilute, dip, immerse, merge, immerge, submerge, plunge, souse, duck, drown, soak, steep, macerate, pickle, wash, sprinkle, lave, bathe, affuse, splash, swash, douse, drench, dabble, slop, slobber, irrigate, inundate, deluge, syringe, inject, gargle.

Transparency

N transparence, transparency, clarity, translucence, translucency, diaphaneity, lucidity, pellucidity, limpidity, fluorescence, transillumination, translumination, transparent medium, glass, crystal, lymph, vitrite, water, transparent, pellucid, lucid, diaphanous, translucent, tralucent, relucent, limpid, clear, serene, crystalline, clear as crystal, vitreous, transpicuous, glassy, hyaline, hyaloid, vitreform.


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