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wa·ter·course

 (wô′tər-kôrs′, wŏt′ər-)
n.
1. A natural or artificial channel through which water flows.
2. A stream or river.

watercourse

(ˈwɔːtəˌkɔːs)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a stream, river, or canal
2. (Physical Geography) the channel, bed, or route along which this flows

wa•ter•course

(ˈwɔ tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs, ˈwɒt ər-)

n.
1. a stream of water, as a river or brook.
2. the bed of a stream that flows only seasonally.
3. a channel conveying water.
[1500–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.watercourse - natural or artificial channel through which water flowswatercourse - natural or artificial channel through which water flows
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"
2.watercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earthwatercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
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"
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
brook, creek - a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer"
crossing, ford - a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
headstream - a stream that forms the source of a river
meander - a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
midstream - the middle of a stream
river - a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek); "the river was navigable for 50 miles"
rill, rivulet, runnel, streamlet, run - a small stream
tidal river, tidal stream, tidewater river, tidewater stream - a stream in which the effects of the tide extend far upstream
3.watercourse - a conduit through which water flowswatercourse - a conduit through which water flows
canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
flume - watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs
headrace - a waterway that feeds water to a mill or water wheel or turbine
tailrace - a watercourse that carries water away from a mill or water wheel or turbine
way - any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out"
Translations

watercourse

[ˈwɔːtəkɔːs] N (= river bed) → lecho m, cauce m; (= canal) → canal m, conducto m

watercourse

water course [ˈwɔːtərkɔːrs] ncours m d'eau

watercourse

[ˈwɔːtəˌkɔːs] ncorso d'acqua
References in classic literature ?
The wood was pretty open, and keeping along the lower spurs, I had soon turned the corner of that hill, and not long after waded to the mid-calf across the watercourse.
The bed of the watercourse was covered with fragments of broken rocks, which had fallen from above, offering so many obstructions to the course of the rapid stream, which vexed and fretted about them,--forming at intervals small waterfalls, pouring over into deep basins, or splashing wildly upon heaps of stones.
It was by the little watercourse in the moors, on the slope under the hanging rock, that March met his new friend Fisher, by appointment, shortly after the ugly and almost grotesque scene that had broken up the group in the garden.
My way ran down a dried-up watercourse, which we hoped would screen me from the enemy's sentries; but as I crept round the corner of it I walked right into six of them, who were crouching down in the dark waiting for me.
Look, too," and I pointed to a series of worn flat slabs of stone that were placed on a gentle slope below the level of a watercourse which in some past age had been cut out of the solid rock; "if those are not tables once used to wash the 'stuff,' I'm a Dutchman.
At length, a jolt more sever than the others announced to them that they had cleared the last watercourse.
We picked up the track and followed it onward for some distance, but soon the moor rose into a long, heather-tufted curve, and we left the watercourse behind us.
Tarzan was much elated by the discovery, as he knew that in the vicinity of a large watercourse he should find natives, and from some of these he had little doubt but that he should obtain news of Rokoff and the child, for he felt reasonably certain that the Russian would rid himself of the baby as quickly as possible after having disposed of Tarzan.
I followed the watercourse till I came to a spot where a great slip had cleared a straight space down the mountain side.
Amid the monotonous rolling of the prairie, a single naked and ragged rock arose on the margin of a little watercourse, which found its way, after winding a vast distance through the plains, into one of the numerous tributaries of the Father of Rivers.
With unerring instinct Jefferson Hope picked his way among the great boulders and along the bed of a dried-up watercourse, until he came to the retired corner, screened with rocks, where the faithful animals had been picketed.
Perhaps you understand the compass, and lay down the watercourses and mountains of the wilderness on paper, in order that they who follow may find places by their given names?