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wa·ter

 (wô′tər, wŏt′ər)
n.
1. A clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid, H2O, essential for most plant and animal life and the most widely used of all solvents. Freezing point 0°C (32°F); boiling point 100°C (212°F); specific gravity (4°C) 1.0000; weight per gallon (15°C) 8.338 pounds (3.782 kilograms).
2.
a. Any of various forms of water: waste water.
b. often waters Naturally occurring mineral water, as at a spa.
3.
a. A body of water such as a sea, lake, river, or stream.
b. waters A particular stretch of sea or ocean, especially that of a state or country: escorted out of British waters.
4.
a. A supply of water: had to turn off the water while repairing the broken drain.
b. A water supply system.
5.
a. Any of the fluids normally secreted from the body, such as urine, perspiration, tears, or saliva.
b. A fluid present in a body part in abnormal quantities as a result of injury or disease: water on the knee.
c. The fluid surrounding a fetus in the uterus; amniotic fluid.
6. An aqueous solution of a substance, especially a gas: ammonia water.
7. A wavy finish or sheen, as of a fabric or metal.
8.
a. The valuation of the assets of a business firm beyond their real value.
b. Stock issued in excess of paid-in capital.
9.
a. The transparency and luster of a gem.
b. A level of excellence.
v. wa·tered, wa·ter·ing, wa·ters
v.tr.
1. To pour or sprinkle water on; make wet: watered the garden.
2.
a. To give drinking water to.
b. To lead (an animal) to drinking water.
3. To dilute or weaken by adding water: a bar serving whiskey that had been watered.
4. To give a sheen to the surface of (fabric or metal).
5. To increase (the number of shares of stock) without increasing the value of the assets represented.
6. To irrigate (land).
v.intr.
1. To produce or discharge fluid, as from the eyes.
2. To salivate in anticipation of food: The wonderful aroma from the kitchen makes my mouth water.
3. To take on a supply of water, as a ship.
4. To drink water, as an animal.
Phrasal Verb:
water down
To reduce the strength or effectiveness of: "It seemed clear by late autumn that the ban would be significantly watered down or removed altogether before the trade bill became law" (George R. Packard).
Idioms:
above water
1. Being or holding an asset that is worth more than its purchase price or the debt owed on it.
2. Making more than enough money to meet financial obligations.
make water
To urinate.
under water
1. Being or holding an asset that is worth less than its purchase price or the debt owed on it.
2. Not making enough money to meet financial obligations.
water under the bridge
A past occurrence, especially something unfortunate, that cannot be undone or rectified: All that is now just water under the bridge.

[Middle English, from Old English wæter; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]

wa′ter·er n.

water

(ˈwɔːtə)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a clear colourless tasteless odourless liquid that is essential for plant and animal life and constitutes, in impure form, rain, oceans, rivers, lakes, etc. It is a neutral substance, an effective solvent for many compounds, and is used as a standard for many physical properties. Formula: H2O.
2. (Physical Geography) any body or area of this liquid, such as a sea, lake, river, etc
3. (as modifier): water sports; water transport; a water plant.
4. the surface of such a body or area: fish swam below the water.
5. (Physical Geography) any form or variety of this liquid, such as rain
6. (Physical Geography) See high water, low water
7. (Chemistry) any of various solutions of chemical substances in water: lithia water; ammonia water.
8. (Physiology) physiol
a. any fluid secreted from the body, such as sweat, urine, or tears
b. (usually plural) the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus in the womb
9. (Textiles) a wavy lustrous finish on some fabrics, esp silk
10. (Jewellery) archaic the degree of brilliance in a diamond. See also first water
11. excellence, quality, or degree (in the phrase of the first water)
12. (Banking & Finance) finance
a. capital stock issued without a corresponding increase in paid-up capital, so that the book value of the company's capital is not fully represented by assets or earning power
b. the fictitious or unrealistic asset entries that reflect such inflated book value of capital
13. (Astrology) (modifier) astrology of or relating to the three signs of the zodiac Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Compare air20, earth10, fire24
14. above the water informal out of trouble or difficulty, esp financial trouble
15. hold water to prove credible, logical, or consistent: the alibi did not hold water.
16. in deep water in trouble or difficulty
17. (Physiology) to urinate
18. (Nautical Terms) (of a boat, hull, etc) to let in water
19. (Physiology) pass water to urinate
20. test the water See test15
21. throw cold water on pour cold water on informal to be unenthusiastic about or discourage
22. water under the bridge events that are past and done with
vb
23. (tr) to sprinkle, moisten, or soak with water
24. (often foll by: down) to weaken by the addition of water
25. (Physiology) (intr) (of the eyes) to fill with tears
26. (Physiology) (intr) (of the mouth) to salivate, esp in anticipation of food (esp in the phrase make one's mouth water)
27. (Agriculture) (tr) to irrigate or provide with water: to water the land; he watered the cattle.
28. (Physiology) (intr) to drink water
29. (Nautical Terms) (intr) (of a ship, etc) to take in a supply of water
30. (Banking & Finance) (tr) finance to raise the par value of (issued capital stock) without a corresponding increase in the real value of assets
31. (Textiles) (tr) to produce a wavy lustrous finish on (fabrics, esp silk)
[Old English wæter, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon watar, Old High German wazzar, Gothic watō, Old Slavonic voda; related to Greek hudor]
ˈwaterer n
ˈwaterish adj
ˈwaterishness n
ˈwaterless adj
ˈwaterlessness n
ˈwater-ˌlike adj

wa•ter

(ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər)

n.
1. a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, freezing at 32°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C, that in a more or less impure state constitutes rain, oceans, lakes, rivers, etc.
2. a special form or variety of this liquid, as rain.
3. Often, waters. this liquid in an impure state as obtained from a mineral spring.
4. the liquid content of a river, inlet, etc., with reference to its relative height, esp. as dependent on tide: a difference of 20 feet between high and low water.
5. the surface of a stream, river, ocean, etc.: boats on the water.
6. waters,
a. flowing water, or water moving in waves.
b. the sea or seas bordering a particular country or continent.
7. a liquid preparation, esp. one used for cosmetic purposes: lavender water.
8. Often, waters.
b. the bag of waters; amnion.
9. any of various solutions of volatile or gaseous substances in water: ammonia water.
10. any liquid or aqueous organic secretion, exudation, humor, or the like, as tears, perspiration, or urine.
11. fictitious assets or the inflated values given to the stock of a corporation.
12. a wavy, lustrous pattern or marking, as on silk.
13. (formerly) the degree of transparency and brilliancy of a diamond or other precious stone.
v.t.
14. to sprinkle or drench with water.
15. to supply with water, as a ship.
16. to supply (animals) with drinking water.
17. to supply (land, a region, etc.) with water, as by streams or irrigation.
18. to dilute, weaken, or adulterate with or as if with water (often fol. by down): to water down a reprimand.
19. to issue or increase the par value of (shares of stock) without having the necessary assets (often fol. by down).
20. to produce a wavy, lustrous pattern, marking, or finish on (fabrics, metals, etc.).
v.i.
21. to discharge, fill with, or secrete water or liquid, as the eyes when irritated.
22. to drink water, as an animal.
adj.
23. of or pertaining to water in any way: a water journey.
24. holding, or designed to hold, water.
25. worked or powered by water.
26. heating, pumping, or circulating water (often used in combination): a hot-water furnace.
27. used in or on water: water skis.
28. containing or prepared with water.
29. located or occurring on or by water.
30. residing by or in, or ruling over, water: water people; water deities.
Idioms:
1. by water, by ship or boat: to send goods by water.
2. hold water, to be able to be substantiated or defended: That accusation won't hold water.
3. in deep water, in great distress or difficulty.
4. keep one's head above water, to stay out of financial difficulties.
5. like water, freely; abundantly; lavishly: The champagne flowed like water.
6. make one's mouth water, to excite a desire or appetite for something: a sports car that makes your mouth water.
7. make water, to urinate.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wæter, c. Old Saxon watar, Old High German wazzar; akin to Old Norse vain, Gothic wato, Hittite watar, Greek hýdōr]
wa′ter•er, n.

wa·ter

(wô′tər)
A clear, liquid compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O. Water covers about three-quarters of the Earth's surface and also occurs in solid form as ice and in gaseous form as vapor. It is an essential component of all organisms, and it is necessary for most biological processes. Water freezes at 32°F (0°C) and boils at 212°F (100°C).

Water


an abnormal fear of floods.
hydroponics. — aquicultural, adj.
the science dealing with the behavior of water vapor. — atmologist, n.atmologic, atmological, adj.
the treatment of illness or disease by bathing.
the skill or talent of water divining.
1. the process of dehydrating or removing the water from a substance.
2. the state of being dehydrated.
the property of a substance to attract and absorb moisture, especially from the air. Cf. efflorescence. — deliquescent, adj.
a form of divination involving a rod or wand, especially the art of finding underground supplies of water, ores, etc. Also called rhabdomancy.
the property of a substance to yield up water through evaporation. Cf. deliquescence. See also processes. — efflorescent, adj.
the science of watercourses, especially rivers. — fluviologist, n.
Obsolete. the moving of water by an artificval channel.
hydropathy.
an abnormal love of drinking water.
1. the study, description, and mapping of oceans, lakes, and rivers, especially with reference to their use for navigational purposes.
2. those parts of the map, collectively, that represent surface waters. — hydrographer, n.hydrographic, hydrographical, adj.
the science that studies the occurrence, circulation, distribution, and properties of the waters of the earth and its atmosphere. — hydrologist, n.hydrologie, hydrological, adj.
a form of divination involving observations of water or of other liquids.
an excessive love of water.
the “water cure,” first developed in Germany in 1825. Also called hydriatrics. — hydropathist, n.hydropathic, adj.
Botany. the capacity of a plant to be pollinated through the agency of water. — hydrophilous, adj.
an abnormal fear of water.
a device for viewing things below the surface of a body of water.
the treatment of disorders by the use of water externally, especially in the form of exercises in a pool, etc. — hydrotherapist, n.hydrotherapeutic, adj.
growth or movement in response to water as a stimulus. — hydrotropic, adj.
the branch of physics that studies atmospheric humidity.
1. hydrophobia
2. an abnormal fear of water.
a form of divination involving the examination of water in a basin.
a form of self-hypnotism involving staring at water in a basin.
the scientific study of bodies of fresh water, as lakes or rivers, with reference to their physical, geographical, and biological features. — limnologist, n.limnologic, limnological, adj.
the branch of hydrography that studies the drainage phenomena of mountains. — orohydrographic, adj.
the tendency of some plants to respond to a current of water by growing with it (positive rheotaxis) or against it (negative rheotaxis).
the tendency of certain living things to move in response to the mechanical stimulus of a current of water.
an instrument for measuring the pressure exerted by currents of water. See also instruments.
an instrument for measuring the turbidity of water or other fluids. — turbidimetric, adj.
the measurement of the turbidity of water or other fluids, as with a turbidimeter. — turbidimetric, adj.

water


Past participle: watered
Gerund: watering

Imperative
water
water
Present
I water
you water
he/she/it waters
we water
you water
they water
Preterite
I watered
you watered
he/she/it watered
we watered
you watered
they watered
Present Continuous
I am watering
you are watering
he/she/it is watering
we are watering
you are watering
they are watering
Present Perfect
I have watered
you have watered
he/she/it has watered
we have watered
you have watered
they have watered
Past Continuous
I was watering
you were watering
he/she/it was watering
we were watering
you were watering
they were watering
Past Perfect
I had watered
you had watered
he/she/it had watered
we had watered
you had watered
they had watered
Future
I will water
you will water
he/she/it will water
we will water
you will water
they will water
Future Perfect
I will have watered
you will have watered
he/she/it will have watered
we will have watered
you will have watered
they will have watered
Future Continuous
I will be watering
you will be watering
he/she/it will be watering
we will be watering
you will be watering
they will be watering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been watering
you have been watering
he/she/it has been watering
we have been watering
you have been watering
they have been watering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been watering
you will have been watering
he/she/it will have been watering
we will have been watering
you will have been watering
they will have been watering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been watering
you had been watering
he/she/it had been watering
we had been watering
you had been watering
they had been watering
Conditional
I would water
you would water
he/she/it would water
we would water
you would water
they would water
Past Conditional
I would have watered
you would have watered
he/she/it would have watered
we would have watered
you would have watered
they would have watered

water

One of the four elements; associated with sensitivity and emotion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquidwater - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
tear, teardrop - a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"
perspiration, sudor, sweat - salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; "sweat poured off his brow"
tap water - water directly from the spigot
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"
flake, snowflake - a crystal of snow
binary compound - chemical compound composed of only two elements
atomic number 1, H, hydrogen - a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe
atomic number 8, O, oxygen - a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust
bath water - water used for a bath
dishwater - water in which dishes and cooking utensils are washed
distilled water - water that has been purified by distillation
holy water - water that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic purification
ground water, spring water, well water - underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks
hard water - water that contains mineral salts (as calcium and magnesium ions) that limit the formation of lather with soap
ice, water ice - water frozen in the solid state; "Americans like ice in their drinks"
limewater - solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid
liquid - fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
meltwater - melted snow or ice
brine, saltwater, seawater - water containing salts; "the water in the ocean is all saltwater"
fresh water, freshwater - water that is not salty
slush - partially melted snow
soft water - water that is not hard (does not contain mineral salts that interfere with the formation of lather with soap)
bilge, bilge water - water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
water of crystallisation, water of crystallization, water of hydration - the water present in hydrated compounds
2.water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)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"
thing - a separate and self-contained entity
backwater - a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam; "the bayous and backwaters are breeding grounds for mosquitos"
bay, embayment - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
channel - a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels; "the ship went aground in the channel"
drink - any large deep body of water; "he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"
estuary - the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix
flowage - a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area; "many campsites were located near the flowage"
crossing, ford - a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
gulf - an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay
high sea, international waters - the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
hydrosphere - the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor
inlet, recess - an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
briny, main - any very large body of (salt) water
mid-water - the water that is well below the surface but also well above the bottom; "many marine fishes inhabit the mid-waters"
ocean - a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
offing - the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area; "there was a ship in the offing"
polynya - a stretch of open water surrounded by ice (especially in Arctic seas)
puddle, pool - a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid; "there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain"; "the body lay in a pool of blood"
river - a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek); "the river was navigable for 50 miles"
sea - a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
seven seas - an informal expression for all of the oceans of the world; "the old salt had sailed the seven seas"
shallow, shoal - a stretch of shallow water
sound - a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
stream, watercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
Earth's surface, surface - the outermost level of the land or sea; "earthquakes originate far below the surface"; "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
territorial waters - the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction
waterfall, falls - a steep descent of the water of a river
waterway - a navigable body of water
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
3.water - once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
element - one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe; "the alchemists believed that there were four elements"
4.water - a facility that provides a source of waterwater - a facility that provides a source of water; "the town debated the purification of the water supply"; "first you have to cut off the water"
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
infrastructure, base - the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"
artificial lake, man-made lake, reservoir - lake used to store water for community use
water main - main (a pipe or conduit) for conveying water
5.water - liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water"
body waste, excrement, excreta, excretory product, excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
6.water - a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plantswater - a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; "he asked for a drink of water"
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
nutrient - any substance (such as a chemical element or inorganic compound) that can be taken in by a green plant and used in organic synthesis
branch water - pure natural water from a stream or brook; often distinguished from soda water
spring water - water from a spring
drinking water - water suitable for drinking
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
Verb1.water - supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streamswater - supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; "Water the fields"
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
hose, hose down - water with a hose; "hose the lawn"
flush - cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the meadows"
hush - run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals
2.water - provide with waterwater - provide with water; "We watered the buffalo"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
3.water - secrete or form water, as tears or salivawater - secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered"
secrete, release - generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"
4.water - fill with tears; "His eyes were watering"
fill, fill up - become full; "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly"

water

noun
1. liquid, aqua, Adam's ale or wine, H2O Could I have a glass of water, please?
plural noun
1. sea, main, waves, ocean, depths, briny the open waters of the Arctic Ocean
verb
1. sprinkle, spray, soak, irrigate, damp, hose, dampen, drench, douse, moisten, souse Water the plants once a week.
2. get wet, cry, weep, become wet, exude water His eyes were watering from the smoke.
hold water be sound, work, stand up, be convincing, hold up, make sense, be logical, ring true, be credible, pass the test, be plausible, be tenable, bear examination or scrutiny This argument simply doesn't hold water.
in hot water in trouble, in a mess This remark landed him in hot water with the press.
pour cold water on or over something dismiss, reject, discount, discard, disregard, pooh-pooh My boss was quick to pour cold water on my suggestion.
water something down dilute, add water to, put water in, weaken, water, doctor, thin, adulterate He always waters his whisky down before drinking it.
1. moderate, weaken, temper, curb, soften, qualify, tame, mute, play down, mitigate, tone down, downplay, adulterate, soft-pedal The government has no intention of watering down its social security reforms.
Related words
adjectives aquatic, aqueous
combining forms hydro-, aqua-
like hydromania
fear hydrophobia, aquaphobia
Quotations
"Water, water, every where,"
"And all the boards did shrink;"
"Water, water, every where."
"Nor any drop to drink." [Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Ancient Mariner]
"Water taken in moderation cannot hurt anybody" [Mark Twain Notebook]

Water sports

aquabobbing, canoeing, canoe polo, diving, parasailing, powerboating or powerboat racing, rowing, sailing, skin diving, surfing, swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo, water-skiing, windsurfing, yachting

water

verb
1. To lessen the strength of by or as if by admixture.Also used with down:
2. To fill with tears:
Translations
water
ماءمياهمِياهيَرُش، يَسْقييَسْقِي
вода
aigua
vodazalítzalévatminerálkanapájet
vandvandeløbe i vand
akvodoni akvon
vesi
آب
kastellavesivuotaakivennäisvesikusi
आपआबजलपानी
vodazalijevati
ásványvízkönnyezikvíz
aquaurinar
airberi minumbuang air kecilkencingmenangis
vatnvökvafyllast af vatnipissatárast, vökna
水をやる
물을 주다
aquamingo
vanduoversmėakvarelėarbūzasašarotas
ūdensaplaistītasarotlaistītsaskriet mutē
ജലംവെള്ളം
waterwater gevenwaterenwatertjebegieten
adăpaapăuda
slziťvoda
vodavodezalitisolziti se
vodaвода
vattenvattnage vattenkasta vattenmineralvatten
maji
น้ำรดน้ำ
susulamaksulanmakyaşarmak
nsu
вода
آبپانی
nướctưới nước

water

[ˈwɔːtəʳ]
A. N
1.agua f
to back waterciar
bottled wateragua f mineral
by waterpor mar
fresh wateragua f dulce
hard wateragua f dura
high watermarea f alta
on land and waterpor tierra y por mar
low watermarea f baja
salt wateragua f salada
soft wateragua f blanda
to turn on the water, turn the water on (at main) → hacer correr el agua; (at tap) → abrir el grifo
under water the High Street is under waterla Calle Mayor está inundada
to swim under waternadar bajo el agua, bucear
a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since thenha llovido mucho desde entonces
that's all water under the bridge nowtodo eso ya ha pasado a la historia
to pour cold water on an ideaechar un jarro de agua fría a una idea
like water off a duck's backcomo si nada, como quien oye llover
that theory doesn't hold wateresa teoría carece de fundamento
to be in hot waterestar metido en un lío
to get into hot watermeterse en un lío
to spend money like waterdespilfarrar or tirar el dinero
to test the water(s)probar la temperatura del agua
see also drinking B
see also running A1
see also still A1
2. waters (at spa, of sea, river) → aguas fpl
to drink or take the waters at Harrogatetomar las aguas en Harrogate
the waters of the Amazonlas aguas del Amazonas
British watersaguas británicas
3. (= urine) → aguas fpl menores, orina f
to make or pass waterorinar, hacer aguas (menores)
4. (Med)
water on the brainhidrocefalia f
her waters brokerompió aguas
water on the kneederrame m sinovial
5. (= essence) lavender/rose wateragua f de lavanda/rosa
6. of the first waterde lo mejor, de primerísima calidad
B. VT [+ garden, plant] → regar; [+ horses, cattle] → abrevar, dar de beber a; [+ wine] → aguar, diluir, bautizar (hum)
the river waters the provinces ofel río riega las provincias de ...
to water capitalemitir un número excesivo de acciones
C. VI (Physiol) her eyes started wateringempezaron a llorarle los ojos
her mouth wateredse le hizo agua la boca
it's enough to make your mouth waterse hace la boca agua
D. CPD water bed Ncama f de agua
water bird Nave f acuática
water biscuit Ngalleta f de agua
water blister Nampolla f
water bottle N (for drinking) → cantimplora f (also hot-water bottle) → bolsa f de agua caliente, guatona f (Chile)
water buffalo Nbúfalo m de agua, carabao m
water butt N (Brit) → tina f para recoger el agua de la lluvia
water cannon Ncañón m de agua
water carrier Naguador m
water cart Ncuba f de riego, carro m aljibe; (motorized) → camión m de agua
water chestnut Ncastaña f de agua
water closet N (frm) → wáter m, baño m
water cooler Nenfriadora f de agua
water cooling Nrefrigeración f por agua
water diviner Nzahorí mf
water divining Narte m del zahorí
water heater Ncalentador m de agua
water ice N (Brit) → sorbete m, helado m de agua (LAm)
water jacket Ncamisa f de agua
water jump Nfoso m (de agua)
water level Nnivel m del agua (Naut) → línea f de agua
water lily Nnenúfar m
water line Nlínea f de flotación
water main Ncañería f principal
water meadow N (esp Brit) → vega f, ribera f
water meter Ncontador m de agua
water metering N control del agua mediante instalación de un contador de agua
water mill Nmolino m de agua
water park Nparque m acuático
water pipe Ncaño m de agua
water pistol Npistola f de agua
water plant Nplanta f acuática
water polo Nwaterpolo m, polo m acuático
water power Nenergía f hidraúlica
water pressure Npresión f del agua
water pump Nbomba f de agua
water purification plant Nestación f depuradora de aguas residuales
water rat Nrata f de agua
water rate N (Brit) → tarifa f de agua
water snake Nculebra f de agua
water softener Nablandador m de agua
water sports NPLdeportes mpl acuáticos
water supply Nabastecimiento m de agua
water table Ncapa f freática, nivel m freático
water tank N (for village, in house) → depósito m de agua; (on lorry) → cisterna f
water tower Ndepósito f de agua
water vapour, water vapor (US) Nvapor m de agua
water vole Nrata f de agua
water wagon N (US) → vagón-cisterna m
water wheel Nrueda f hidráulica (Agr) → noria f
water wings NPLmanguitos mpl, flotadores mpl para los brazos
water down VT + ADV
1. (lit) [+ wine] → aguar, bautizar; [+ juice, milk, paint] → diluir
2. (fig) [+ reform, proposal, report] → suavizar

water

[ˈwɔːtər]
n
(gen)eau f
a drink of water → un verre d'eau
the water's edge → le bord de l'eau, le rivage
(= urine) to pass water → uriner
water under the bridge (fig)du passé
in deep water (= in trouble) → dans la tourmente
to not hold water (= be unconvincing) → ne pas tenir la route
to be in hot water (= in trouble) → avoir des ennuis
You're in hot water now → Tu vas avoir des ennuis.
to land in hot water with sb → s'attirer les foudres de qn
to get sb into hot water, to land sb in hot water → attirer des ennuis à qn, valoir des ennuis à qn
to land sb in hot water with sb, to get sb into hot water with sb/qch [incident, mistake] → attirer les foudres de qn/qch à qn
to test the water, to test the waters (fig)prendre la température waters
npl
(= sea) → eaux fpl
in British waters → dans les eaux territoriales Britanniques
her waters have broken (during childbirth)elle a perdu les eaux
vt
[+ plant] → arroser
He was watering his tulips → Il arrosait ses tulipes.
vi
[eyes] → larmoyer
to make sb's mouth water → mettre l'eau à la bouche de qn
my mouth is watering → j'en ai l'eau à la bouche
water down
vt sep
[+ milk, wine] → couper avec de l'eau
(= make less forceful) [+ speech, article] → édulcorerwater bed nmatelas m d'eauwater bird noiseau m aquatiquewater bomb nbombe f à eauwater-borne waterborne [ˈwɔːtərbɔːrn] adj
[disease, infection] → d'origine hydrique
(= on water) → sur l'eauwater bottle ngourde f; [soldier, cyclist] → bidon mwater buffalo [water buffalo] (pl) nbuffle mwater cannon ncanon m à eauwater chestnut nchâtaigne f d'eauwater closet n (British)w.-c. mpl, waters mpl

water

n
Wasser nt; the field is under (two feet of) waterdas Feld steht (zwei Fuß) unter Wasser; to take in or make water (ship) → lecken; to hold waterwasserdicht sein; that excuse/argument etc won’t hold water (inf)diese Entschuldigung/dieses Argument etc ist nicht hieb- und stichfest (inf)
(of sea, of lake etc) by waterauf dem Wasserweg, zu Wasser (geh); on land and waterzu Land und zu Wasser; we spent an afternoon on the waterwir verbrachten einen Nachmittag auf dem Wasser; watersGewässer pl; the waters (Bibl, liter) → die Wasser pl; the waters of the Rhinedie Wasser des Rheins (liter)
(= urine)Wasser nt; to pass waterWasser lassen
(at spa) the watersdie Heilquelle; to drink or take the waterseine Kur machen; (drinking only) → eine Trinkkur machen
(Med) water on the brainWasserkopf m; water on the kneeKniegelenkerguss m; her waters broke at midnightdie Fruchtblase ist um Mitternacht geplatzt
(= toilet water) rose etc waterRosenwasser ntetc
(fig phrases) to keep one’s head above watersich über Wasser halten; to pour cold water on somebody’s ideajds Idee etw miesmachen (inf); to get (oneself) into deep water(s)ins Schwimmen kommen; of the first water (dated Brit liter) → erster Güte; that’s all water under the bridge nowdas ist aller längst vorbei; a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since thenseitdem ist so viel Wasser den Berg or den Bach hinuntergeflossen; to be in/get into hot water (inf)in Schwierigkeiten or in (des) Teufels Küche (inf)sein/geraten (→ over wegen +gen); he’s in hot water with his father (inf)er hat Zoff mit seinem Vater (inf); to spend money like water (inf)mit dem Geld nur so um sich werfen (inf)
vt
garden, lawn, roadssprengen; land, fieldbewässern; plant(be)gießen
horses, cattletränken
to water capital (Fin) → Aktienkapital verwässern
vi
(mouth)wässern; (eye)tränen; the smoke made his eyes waterihm tränten die Augen vom Rauch; my mouth wateredmir lief das Wasser im Mund zusammen; to make somebody’s mouth waterjdm den Mund wässerig machen
(animals)trinken

water

:
water bed
nWasserbett nt
water beetle
nWasserkäfer m
water bird
nWasservogel m
water biscuit
n (Brit) → ˜ Kräcker m
water blister
nWasserblase f
water boatman
n (Zool: = aquatic bug) → Rückenschwimmer m
water bomb
nWasserbombe f
waterborne
adj to be water (ship) → auf dem or im Wasser sein; water goods/troopsGüter/Truppen, die auf dem Wasserweg or zu Wasser befördert werden; a water diseaseeine Krankheit, die durch das Wasser übertragen wird
water bottle
nWasserflasche f; (for troops, travellers etc) → Feldflasche f
water brash
n (Med) → Sodbrennen nt
waterbuck
nWasserbock m
water buffalo
nWasserbüffel m
water butt
nRegentonne f
water cannon
nWasserwerfer m
water carrier
nWasserträger(in) m(f); the Water Carrier (Astrol) → der Wassermann
water cart
nWasserwagen m; (for roads) → Sprengwagen m
water chestnut
nWasserkastanie f
water closet
n (abbr WC) (esp Brit) → Wasserklosett nt
watercolour, (US) watercolor
nWasserfarbe f, → Aquarellfarbe f; (= picture)Aquarell nt
attrAquarell-; water painterAquarellmaler(in) m(f); a water paintingein Aquarell nt
watercolourist, (US) watercolorist
nAquarellmaler(in) m(f)
water-cooled
adjwassergekühlt
water cooler
nWasserspender m
watercourse
n (= stream)Wasserlauf m; (= bed)Flussbett nt; (artificial) → Kanal m
water cracker
n (US) = water biscuit
watercress
n(Brunnen)kresse f
water cure
nWasserkur f
water diviner
n(Wünschel)rutengänger(in) m(f)
watered-down
adj (lit, fig)verwässert
waterfall
nWasserfall m
waterfast
adj (colour) → wasserecht
water filter
nWasserfilter m
waterfowl
nWasservogel m; (pl) → Wassergeflügel nt
waterfront
nHafenviertel nt; we drove along the water/down to the waterwir fuhren am Wasser entlang/hinunter zum Wasser
attram Wasser; a water restaurantein Restaurant direkt am Hafen or am Wasser; they live on the Mississippi watersie wohnen direkt am Mississippi

water

:
water gauge
n (in tank) → Wasserstandsmesser or -anzeiger m; (in rivers, lakes etc also) → Pegel m
water gun
n (esp US) = water pistol
water heater
nHeißwassergerät nt
water hole
nWasserloch nt
water hose
water ice
nFruchteis nt

water

:
water jacket
nKühlmantel m, → Kühlwassermantel m
water jet
n
(= jet of water)Wasserstrahl m
(for cleaning teeth) → Munddusche f
water jump
nWassergraben m
waterless
adjtrocken; desertarid (spec); a water planetein Planet mohne Wasser
water level
nWasserstand m; (= measured level: of river, reservoir etc also) → Pegelstand m; (= surface of water)Wasserspiegel m
water lily
nSeerose f
water line
nWasserlinie f
waterlogged
adj the fields are waterdie Felder stehen unter Wasser; the ship was completely waterdas Schiff war voll Wasser gelaufen; to get watersich voll Wasser saugen; (ship) → voll Wasser laufen

water

:
water main
nHaupt(wasser)leitung f; (= pipe)Hauptwasserrohr nt
waterman
nFährmann m
watermark
n
(on wall) → Wasserstandsmarke f
(on paper) → Wasserzeichen nt
water meadow
n (Agr) → Feuchtwiese f
watermelon
nWassermelone f
water meter
nWasseruhr f
water metering
nBerechnen ntvon Wasserverbrauch
water mill
nWassermühle f
water noodle
n (= swimming aid)Wassernudel f, → Schwimmnudel f
water nymph
n(Wasser)nixe f
waterpick®
nMunddusche f
water pipe
nWasserrohr nt; (for smoking) → Wasserpfeife f
water pistol
water plant
n (Bot) → Wasserpflanze f
water pollution
water polo
nWasserball m
water power
nWasserkraft f
waterproof
adj (= unaffected by water) watchwasserdicht; clotheswasserundurchlässig; window(wasser)dicht; roof(wasser)dicht, wasserundurchlässig; mascara, make-up, paintwasserfest
n waters (esp Brit) → Regenhaut® f; remember to put your waters onzieh was Wasserdichtes an
vtwasserundurchlässig machen; material alsowasserdicht machen; clothes alsoimprägnieren
waterproofer
waterproofing
n
(= process)Wasserdichtmachen nt; (of clothes)Imprägnieren nt
(= material)Dichtungsmittel nt; (for clothes) → Imprägniermaterial nt
water pump
n (Tech) → Wasserpumpe f
waterquake
n (Geol) → Seebeben nt
water rat
nWasserratte f
water rate
n (Brit) → Wassergeld nt
water-repellent
water-resistant
adj
tentwasserdicht
(= unaffected by water)wasserbeständig; sunscreenwasserfest; to be water to 50 mbis zu 50 m wasserdicht sein
watershed
n (Geol) → Wasserscheide f; (fig)Wendepunkt m; the 9 o’clock water (Brit TV) Regelung, dass vor 9 Uhr nur jugendfreie Progamme gesendet werden dürfen
waterside
nUfer nt; (at sea) → Strand m
attr plantam Wasser wachsend; house, restaurantam Wasser
water-ski
nWasserski m
water-skiing
nWasserskilaufen nt
water slide
nWasserrutsche f
water snake
nWasserschlange f; (in lake) → Seeschlange f
water softener
water-soluble
water spaniel
nWasserspaniel m
water sports
plWassersport m
water spout
n
(Met) → Wasserhose f, → Trombe f
(= pipe)Regenrinne f
water spray
nWassernebel mor -staub m
water supply
nWasserversorgung f; (= reserves)Wasserreserven pl
water table
water tank
nWassertank m
watertight
adj (lit)wasserdicht; (fig) agreement, argument, alibi, contract alsohieb- und stichfest
water tower
nWasserturm m
water vapour, (US) water vapor
nWasserdampf m
waterway
nWasserstraße f; (= channel)Fahrrinne f
water wheel
n (Mech) → Wasserrad nt; (Agr) → Wasserschöpfrad nt
water wings
plSchwimmflügel pl, → Schwimmarme pl (inf)
waterworks
n sing or plWasserwerk nt; to have trouble with one’s water (Brit hum inf) → Probleme mit der Blase haben

water

[ˈwɔːtəʳ]
1. n (gen) → acqua
fresh/salt water → acqua dolce/salata
"hot and cold water in all rooms" → "acqua corrente calda e fredda in tutte le camere"
I'd like a drink of water → vorrei un bicchier d'acqua
the High Street is under water → la strada principale è inondata
to turn on the water → aprire il rubinetto dell'acqua
to spend money like water → spendere e spandere, avere le mani bucate
a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then (fig) → da allora è passata molta acqua sotto i ponti
that theory won't hold water (fig) → quella teoria fa acqua
to pour cold water on sth (fig) → mostrarsi poco entusiasta di qc
it's like water off a duck's back (fig) → è come parlare al muro
the waters of the Tiber → le acque del Tevere
British waters → acque fpl (territoriali) britanniche
to take the waters → fare la cura delle acque (termali)
the waters (in pregnancy) → le acque
to pass water → orinare
water on the brain (Med) → idrocefalia
water on the knee (Med) → sinovite f
2. vt (garden, plant) → annaffiare; (horses, cattle) → abbeverare; (wine) → annacquare
3. vi (eyes) → lacrimare
to make sb's mouth water → far venire l'acquolina in bocca a qn
4. adj (pressure, supply) → dell'acqua; (purifier, power) → idrico/a
water down vt + adv (milk, wine) → diluire (fig) (claim) → moderare, attenuare; (report, article) → edulcorare

water

(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.
verb
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.
ˈwater-melon
a type of melon with green skin and red flesh.
ˈwaterproof adjective
not allowing water to soak through. waterproof material.
noun
a coat made of waterproof material. She was wearing a waterproof.
verb
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.

water

مِياه, يَسْقِي voda, zalít vand, vande gießen, Wasser νερό, ποτίζω agua, regar kastella, vesi arroser, eau voda, zalijevati acqua, innaffiare, 水をやる, 물을 주다 begieten, water vann, vanne nawodnić, woda água, aguar, regar вода, поливать vatten, vattna น้ำ, รดน้ำ su, sulamak nước, tưới nước , 浇水

wa·ter

n. agua, líquidos del cuerpo; infusión;
___ bagbolsa de ___;
___ bedcama de, colchón de ___;
___ blisterampolla acuosa;
___ -cooledenfriado-a por ___;
___ faucetgrifo, pila, llave;
___ intakeingestión o toma de ___;
___ levelnivel del ___;
___ pilldiurético;
___ pollutioncontaminación del ___;
___ purificationpurificación del ___;
___ -tighthermético, impermeable;
___ -solublesoluble en ___, que se disuelve en ___;
___ supplyabastecimiento de ___;
v.
to be in deep ___tener dificultades;
to give ___dar ___;
to wash with ___lavar con ___ [plants];
to ___regar; humedecer; mojar.

water

n agua; distilled — agua destilada; drinking — agua potable; fresh — agua dulce; hard — agua dura, agua con alto contenido de sales; mineral — agua mineral; purified — agua purificada; running — agua corriente; salt — agua salada; soft — agua blanda, agua con bajo contenido de sales; tap — agua del grifo, agua de la llave, agua de la canilla (esp. SA)
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I'd just got to where they all tumbled into the water when I forgot and laughed out loud.
Along an alleyway he went and slipping in at the back door of the saloon began drinking a drink made of a combination of sloe gin and soda water.
He and his men had had days of weary sailing and had sought in vain for shallow water in which they might come to an anchorage.
But owing to the mystery of the spout --whether it be water or whether it be vapor --no absolute certainty can as yet be arrived at on this head.
All our thirst, which vanished when the terror came, now returned with the lapping of the water.
To return to the description of the coast: sixty leagues from Suaquem is an island called Mazna, only considerable for its ports, which make the Turks reside upon it, though they are forced to keep three barks continually employed in fetching water, which is not to be found nearer than at a distance of twelve miles.
THE water was all slippy- sloppy in the larder and in the back passage.
If such an animal is in existence, if it inhabits the depths of the ocean, if it frequents the strata lying miles below the surface of the water, it must necessarily possess an organisation the strength of which would defy all comparison.
Then a hoarse murmur and a movement of feet--a splashing from the water.
Each of these also, the terrestrial, the winged, and the water species, can be divided again into subspecies.
Sometimes the travellers passed beneath cascades which pitched from such lofty heights that the water fell into the stream like heavy rain.
The water is held in high estimation by the islanders, some of whom consider it an agreeable as well as a medicinal beverage; they bring it from the mountain in their calabashes, and store it away beneath heaps of leaves in some shady nook near the house.