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Pronunciation:  'hIdru`sfeer

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor

HYDROSPHERE is a 11 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: body of water, briny, Earth, globe, layer, main, ocean, sea, water, world



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hy"dro*sphere\, n. [Pref. hydro-, 1 + sphere.]
1. (Meteor.) The aqueous vapor of the entire atmosphere.

2. (Phys. Geog.) The aqueous envelope of the earth, including
   the ocean, all lakes, streams, and underground waters, and
   the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is the broad name for the water above, on or in the earth's crust, including oceans, seas, lakes, ground water, and atmospheric moisture.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agua, aqua, big drink, blue water, drink, drinking water, eau, ground water, hard water, head, heavy water, high sea, high seas, hydrol, hydrometeor, limewater, main, main sea, mineral water, ocean, ocean depths, ocean main, ocean sea, rain, rainwater, salt sea, salt water, sea, sea water, soft water, spring water, steam, thalassa, the bounding main, the brine, the briny, the briny deep, the deep, the deep sea, the seven seas, the vasty deep, tide, water, water vapor, well water, wetting agent, wetting-out agent