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water wheel

also wa·ter·wheel (wô′tər-wēl, -hwēl, wŏt′ər-)
n.
1. A wheel propelled by falling or running water and used to power machinery.
2. A wheel with buckets attached to its rim for raising water.

waterwheel

(ˈwɔːtəˌwiːl)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a simple water-driven turbine consisting of a wheel having vanes set axially across its rim, used to drive machinery
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a wheel with buckets attached to its rim for raising water from a stream, pond, etc

wa′ter•wheel`

or wa′ter wheel`,



n.
1. a wheel or turbine turned by the weight or momentum of water and used to operate machinery.
2. the paddle wheel of a steamboat.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waterwheel - a wheel with buckets attached to its rimwaterwheel - a wheel with buckets attached to its rim; raises water from a stream or pond
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
2.waterwheel - a wheel that rotates by direct action of waterwaterwheel - a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
bucket, pail - a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
mill wheel, millwheel - water wheel that is used to drive machinery in a mill
noria - a water wheel with buckets attached to the rim; used to raise water for transfer to an irrigation channel
water mill - a mill powered by a water wheel
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
Translations
دولاب مائي، ناعورَه
vandhjul
vízikerék
vatnshjól
vodné koleso
bostan dolabısu çarkı/türbini

waterwheel

[ˈwɔːtəˌwiːl] nruota idraulica

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 ?
The steamer's destination was telegraphed from waterwheel to waterwheel, and the villagers stopped out and put to according.
Let the puppies thrive and the waterwheel be built, and I shall be content," said the Governor.
If the new waterwheel is built in a month without oppression, thou, O Sheikh, shalt be named one of the judges to judge the pah-peaz at the Sha-ho.
At every half mile the horses and the donkeys jumped the water-channels--up, on, change your leg, and off again like figures in a zoetrope, till they grew small along the line of waterwheels.
The Sheikhs on horseback--the lesser folk on clever donkeys--the children so despised by Farag soon understood that villages which repaired their waterwheels and channels stood highest in the Governor's favour.
Without money," replied an aged Sheikh, "there are no waterwheels.
There is no instance of any default on the Governor's personal and unauthorized loans, for which they called him the Father of Waterwheels.
The older sheikhs, indeed, stood out for the unmeasurable beatings of the old days--the sharper the punishment, they argued, the surer the title; but here the hand of modern progress was against them, and they contented themselves with telling tales of Ben the first Governor, whom they called the Father of Waterwheels, and of that heroic age when men, horses, and hounds were worth following.
My uncle, who was beaten by the Father of Waterwheels, would approach, O Excellency," he said, "and there are others on the bank.
It is written that every man who received such a beating from the Father of Waterwheels who slow the Emirs, should instantly begin a lawsuit, because the title to his land is not valid.
We were again upon the melancholy road by which we had come, tearing up the miry sleet and thawing snow as if they were torn up by a waterwheel.
Waterwheel and dove bird house in |the old mill near Co Durham, picture by Ann Willis, of Guisborough