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Meaning of FRESH WATER

Pronunciation:  fresh'wotur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  water that is not salty
 
 Antonyms: brine, saltwater, seawater
 
 See Also: H2O, rain, rainwater, water

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fresh"-wa`ter\, a.
1. Of, pertaining to, or living in, water not salt; as,
   fresh-water geological deposits; a fresh-water fish;
   fresh-water mussels.

2. Accustomed to sail on fresh water only; unskilled as a
   seaman; as, a fresh-water sailor.

3. Unskilled; raw. [Colloq.] ``Fresh-water soldiers.''
   --Knolles.

 

 

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