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 (wô′tər-fôl′, wŏt′ər-)
A steep descent of water from a height; a cascade.


(Physical Geography) a cascade of falling water where there is a vertical or almost vertical step in a river


(ˈwɔ tərˌfɔl, ˈwɒt ər-)

1. a steep fall or flow of water in a watercourse from a height, as over a precipice; cascade.
2. a simulation of this, as in a garden or hotel lobby.
[before 1000]


A stream falling over a cliff-like step in the bedrock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waterfall - a steep descent of the water of a riverwaterfall - a steep descent of the water of a river
body of water, water - 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"
cascade - a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
cataract - a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice
river - a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek); "the river was navigable for 50 miles"


noun cascade, fall, cataract, chute, linn (Scot.), force (Northern English dialect) Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall


Angel Falls, Churchill Falls, Cleve-Garth, Cuquenan, Iguaçú Falls, Itatinga, Kaieteur Falls, Niagara Falls, Ormeli, Pilao, Ribbon, Roraima, Sutherland Falls, Tysse, Vestre Mardola, Victoria Falls, Yellowstone Falls, Yosemite Falls
شَلال، مَسْقِط ماءشَلَّال
thác nước


[ˈwɔːtəfɔːl] Ncascada f, salto m de agua; (larger) → catarata f


[ˈwɔːtərfɔːl] nchute f d'eauwater feature npièce f d'eau


[ˈwɔːtəˌfɔːl] ncascata


(ˈwoːtə) noun
a colourless, transparent liquid compound of hydrogen and oxygen, having no taste or smell, which turns to steam when boiled and to ice when frozen. She drank two glasses of water; `Are you going swimming in the sea?' `No, the water's too cold'; Each bedroom in the hotel is supplied with hot and cold running water; (also adjective) The plumber had to turn off the water supply in order to repair the pipe; transport by land and water.
1. to supply with water. He watered the plants.
2. (of the mouth) to produce saliva. His mouth watered at the sight of all the food.
3. (of the eyes) to fill with tears. The dense smoke made his eyes water.
ˈwaters noun plural
a body of water such as the sea, a river etc. the stormy waters of the bay.
ˈwatery adjective
1. like water; diluted. a watery fluid.
2. (of eyes) full of fluid eg because of illness, cold winds etc.
3. (of a colour) pale. eyes of a watery blue.
ˈwateriness noun

water boatman

a water insect with oarlike back legs that propel it through the water.
ˈwaterborne adjective
carried or transmitted by water. Typhoid is a waterborne disease.
ˈwater-closet noun
(abbreviation WC (dabljuˈsiː) ) a lavatory.
ˈwater-colour noun
a type of paint which is thinned with water instead of with oil.
ˈwatercress noun
a herb which grows in water and is often used in salads.
ˈwaterfall noun
a natural fall of water from a height such as a rock or a cliff.
ˈwaterfowl noun or noun plural
a bird or birds which live on or beside water.
ˈwaterfront noun
that part of a town etc which faces the sea or a lake. He lives on the waterfront.
ˈwaterhole noun
a spring or other place where water can be found in a desert or other dry country. The elephant drank from the waterhole.
ˈwatering-can noun
a container used when watering plants.
water level
the level of the surface of a mass of water. The water level in the reservoir is sinking/rising.
ˈwaterlilyplural ˈwaterlilies noun
a water plant with broad flat floating leaves.
ˈwaterlogged adjective
(of ground) soaked in water.
water main
a large underground pipe carrying a public water supply.
a type of melon with green skin and red flesh.
ˈwaterproof adjective
not allowing water to soak through. waterproof material.
a coat made of waterproof material. She was wearing a waterproof.
to make (material) waterproof.
ˈwatershed noun
an area of high land from which rivers flow in different directions into different basins.
ˈwater-skiing noun
the sport of skiing on water, towed by a motor-boat.
ˈwater-ski verb
ˈwatertight adjective
made in such a way that water cannot pass through.
water vapour
water in the form of a gas, produced by evaporation.
ˈwaterway noun
a channel, eg a canal or river, along which ships can sail.
ˈwaterwheel noun
a wheel moved by water to work machinery etc.
ˈwaterworks noun singular or plural
a place in which water is purified and stored before distribution to an area.
hold water
to be convincing. His explanation won't hold water.
in(to) deep water
in(to) trouble or danger. I got into deep water during that argument.
water down
to dilute. This milk has been watered down.


شَلَّال vodopád vandfald Wasserfall καταρράκτης cascada vesiputous cascade vodopad cascata 폭포 waterval foss wodospad cachoeira, cascata водопад vattenfall น้ำตก şelale thác nước 瀑布
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This we knew because, as we were standing by it, we heard a drop of water fall.
And it isn't much inconvenience, either, to have one drop of water fall on your head; yet the worst torture of the inquisition is produced by drop after drop, drop after drop, falling moment after moment, with monotonous succession, on the same spot; and work, in itself not hard, becomes so, by being pressed, hour after hour, with unvarying, unrelenting sameness, with not even the consciousness of free-will to take from its tediousness.
The central body of it is hidden in the snowy sparkling mist enveloping it; and how can you certainly tell whether any water falls from it, when, always, when you are close enough to a whale to get a close view of his spout, he is in a prodigious commotion, the water cascading all around him.
The MNA said that work was also continuing at other projects like Kanhatti Orchard and its parking, Entry Gate, Tourists Information Centre, road from gate to rest house of the evergreen orchard, mosque, toilet block, canteen, camping sites, Tourist Block, Open kitchen and catering, hilltop view and water fall.
Later, the participants visited children section, Jogging tracks, lake, water fall, water fountain and grassy lawns of the park.
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They suspect that the tiger fell down from a small water fall and died of injuries.
In mid-September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineer drafted a proposed rule to clarify which bodies of water fall under the Clean Water Act (CWA)--a question that had been contested for years, with debate hinging on whether waters connecting to "navigable waters" fell under the agencies' authority.
She has now been taken in by the RSPCA and is being cared for at Water Fall Kennels in Guisborough.
Inside, however, fat drops of water fall from the ceiling, forming a puddle on the polished-granite floor of the Jean Nouvel-designed lobby.
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Next, pay a visit to the Diamond Botanic Gardens Water fall and Mineral Baths, which were built by King Louis XIV in 1713.