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wa·ter·way

 (wô′tər-wā′, wŏt′ər-)
n.
1. A navigable body of water, such as a river, channel, or canal.
2. A channel at the edge of a ship's deck to drain away water.

waterway

(ˈwɔːtəˌweɪ)
n
(Civil Engineering) a river, canal, or other navigable channel used as a means of travel or transport

wa•ter•way

(ˈwɔ tərˌweɪ, ˈwɒt ər-)

n.
a river, canal, or other body of water serving as a route or way of travel or transport.
[before 950]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waterway - a navigable body of waterwaterway - a navigable body of water    
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"
ditch - any small natural waterway
mare clausum - (closed sea) a navigable body of water under the jurisdiction of a single nation
mare liberum - (free sea) a navigable body of water to which all nations have equal access
rapid - a part of a river where the current is very fast
2.waterway - a conduit through which water flowswaterway - 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
مَجْرى مائي
sejlløb
vízi út
skipgengt fljót; skipaskurîur
vodná cesta
kanalsu yolu

waterway

[ˈwɔːtəweɪ] Nvía f fluvial or navegable; (= inland waterway) → canal m (navegable)

waterway

[ˈwɔːtərweɪ] ncours m d'eau navigablewater wheel waterwheel [ˈwɔːtərhwiːl] nturbine f hydraulique

waterway

[ˈwɔːtəˌweɪ] ncorso d'acqua navigabile

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.
References in classic literature ?
They know that I am the daughter of ten thousand jeddaks, that I trace my ancestry straight back without a break to the builder of the first great waterway, and they, who do not even know their own mothers, are jealous of me.
Regarding our plans, we finally decided that Mina's guess was correct, and that if any waterway was chosen for the Count's escape back to his Castle, the Sereth and then the Bistritza at its junction, would be the one.
The labour of the imperial waterway goes on from generation to generation, goes on day and night.
She had forgotten how splendid the great waterway looked on a clear, hot summer evening, and how the sense of floating between marble palaces and reflected lights disposed the mind to sympathetic talk.
It provided a means of getting to the Severn, round which lay the great Roman roads then coming into existence, and made possible the great waterway to the heart of England--through the Severn and its tributaries.
The deep peace of this strange waterway was unbroken by any sign of man.
The isolation of the Kaolians is rendered almost complete by the fact that no waterway connects their land with that of any other nation, nor have they any need of a waterway since the low, swampy land which comprises the entire area of their domain self-waters their abundant tropical crops.
This vast gulf was actually filled in with huge blocks of dressed stone, having arches pierced through them at the bottom for a waterway, over which the road went on sublimely.
The surface of the valley was dotted with enormous trees, a strange sight so far from a Martian waterway.
I had to admit the wisdom of his advice, but the desire to explore this great waterway was strong upon me, arousing in me at last a determination to make the attempt after first gaining the mainland and rectify-ing our deficiencies.
That used to be the principal waterway from Burnham village.
Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway.