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Meaning of WATER

Pronunciation:  'wotur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  facility that provides a source of water; "the town debated the purification of the water supply"; "first you have to cut off the water"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; "he asked for a drink of water"
  4. [n]  (archaic) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  5. [n]  liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water"
  6. [v]  secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered"
  7. [v]  supply with water, as with channelsor ditches or streams; "Water the fields"
  8. [v]  fill with tears; "His eyes were watering"
  9. [v]  provide with water; "We watered the buffalo"

WATER is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: body of water, H2O, irrigate, pee, piddle, piss, urine, water supply, water system, weewee
 See Also: artificial lake, atomic number 1, atomic number 8, base, bath water, bay, bilge, bilge water, binary compound, body of water, body waste, brine, briny, channel, crossing, dewdrop, diamond dust, dishwater, distilled water, drink, drinking water, Earth's surface, element, entity, estuary, excrement, excreta, excretion, excretory product, facility, falls, fill, fill up, flake, ford, fresh water, frost mist, frost snow, furnish, ground water, gulf, H, H2O, hard water, high sea, holy water, hose, hose down, hush, hydrogen, hydrosphere, ice, ice crystal, ice needle, infrastructure, inlet, installation, international waters, lake, limewater, liquid, main, meltwater, mid-water, O, ocean, offing, oxygen, perspiration, physical thing, pool, poudrin, provide, puddle, recess, release, render, reservoir, saltwater, sea, seawater, secrete, seven seas, shallow, shoal, slush, snow mist, snowflake, soft water, sound, spring water, stream, sudor, supply, surface, sweat, syringe, tap water, tear, teardrop, territorial waters, water, water, water ice, water main, water of crystallisation, water of crystallization, water of hydration, watercourse, waterfall, waterway, well water, wet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wa"ter\ (w[add]"t[~e]r), n. [AS. w[ae]ter; akin to OS.
    watar, OFries. wetir, weter, LG. & D. water, G. wasser, OHG.
    wazzar, Icel. vatn, Sw. vatten, Dan. vand, Goth. wat[=o], 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. ``We will drink
       water.'' --Shak. ``Powers of fire, air, water, and
       earth.'' --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 ``diluted.'' [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 1/2 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
  2. \Wa"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Watered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Watering}.] [AS. w[ae]terian, gew[ae]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]
  3. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing water in your dream, symbolizes your unconscious and your emotional state of mind. Water is the living essence of the psyche and the flow of life energy. It is also symbolic of spirituality, knowledge, healing and refreshment. Seeing calm, clear water in your dream means that you are in tune with your spirituality. It indicates serenity, peace of mind, and rejuvenation. Seeing muddy or dirty water in your dream indicates that you are wallowing in your negative emotions. You may need to devote some time to clarify your mind and find internal peace. Alternatively, it suggests that your thinking/judgment is unclear and clouded. If you are immersed in muddy water, then it indicates that you are in over your head in a situation and are overwhelmed by your emotions. Dreaming that water is rising up in your house means your struggles and overwhelming emotions. Hearing running water in your dream indicates meditation, reflection and pondering of your thoughts and emotions. Dreaming that you are walking on water, suggests that you have supreme and ultimate control over your emotions. It may also suggest that you need to "stay on top" of your emotions and not let them explode out of hand. Alternatively, it is symbolic of faith in yourself.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Chemical water (H20), plus other materials, transported in solution or suspension.