Water

Noun

  • (often in the plural) Any body of water, or a specific part of it.

    "These seals are a common sight on the coastal waters of Chile."

  • (sometimes countable) Mineral water.

    "Perrier is the most popular water in this restaurant."

  • Urine. [from 15th c.]
  • (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."

  • 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"

  • (uncountable, in particular) The liquid form of this substance: liquid H₂O.

    "Your plants need more water."

  • (often in the plural) Any body of water, or a specific part of it.

    "The boat was found in within the territorial waters."

  • A combination of water and other substance(s).
  • (pharmacy) A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance.

    "ammonia water"

  • (colloquial, medicine) Fluids in the body, especially when causing swelling.

    "He suffers from water on the knee."

  • (uncountable, dated, finance) Excess valuation of securities.
  • (uncountable, in particular) The liquid form of this substance: liquid H₂O.

    "May I have a glass of water?"

  • (alchemy, philosophy) The aforementioned liquid, considered one of the Classical elements or basic elements of alchemy.
  • (often in the plural) Any body of water, or a specific part of it.

    "We had a great view of the waters of this place."

  • (countable, often in the plural) Spa water.

    "Many people visit Bath to take the waters."

  • 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, figuratively) A person's intuition.

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

  • (uncountable) A substance (of molecular formula H₂O) found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid; it is present naturally as rain, and found in rivers, lakes and seas; its solid form is ice and its gaseous form is steam.

    "By the action of electricity, the water was resolved into its two parts, oxygen and hydrogen."

  • A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc.
  • (countable) A serving of liquid water.

Verb

  • (transitive) To provide (animals) with water for drinking.

    "I need to go water the cattle."

  • (transitive) To dilute.

    "Can you water the whisky, please?"

  • (intransitive) To fill with or secrete water.

    "The smell of fried onions makes my mouth water."

  • (transitive) To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate.
  • (transitive, colloquial) To urinate onto.

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

  • (intransitive) To fill with or secrete water.

    "Chopping onions makes my eyes water."

  • (transitive) To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
  • (intransitive) To get or take in water.

    "The ship put into port to water."

  • (transitive, dated, finance) To overvalue (securities), especially through deceptive accounting.
  • (transitive) 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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