body of water

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Noun1.body of water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)body of 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
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These unique isotopic signatures can be used to better define sources, pathways, and interactions of water bodies in urban environments.
LAHORE -- A large number of housing schemes located in the provincial capital are disposing their untreated sewage water into the water bodies while the Punjab Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is silent over this issue, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Talking to media outside the premises of Sindh High Court (SHC) here Friday, he said life and health of millions of citizens in Sindh are at the stake, as untreated industrial and sewerage water highly contaminated with poisonous chemicals is being discharged into water bodies, which is also a grave ecological threat.
Zulfikar Halepoto, Prof Ismail KumAbhar, Dr Ashothama, Farida Channa and others urged the government to honour Ramsar convention on wetlands' protection and conservation of water bodies.
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Prime Minister Sapar Isakov ordered the Government bodies to ban issuance of new licenses and revoking the old ones for subsoil use in riverbeds and other water bodies, the Government's Office said.
Chandrababu Naidu has announced a new programme to offer prayers to water bodies and to create awareness among the public regarding water preservation.
What is mentioned about Bangalore is only one of the many examples of unscrupulous encroachment of inland water bodies in India.
by Hindustan Times Syndicate Apart from birds of local species, migratory birds come to the water bodies at Korna village in Barmer district of Rajasthan.
TO ENSURE that wild animals do not fall short of drinking water in the summer, the Haryana forest department and Gurugram municipal corporation is preparing to fill up water bodies in the Aravalli.
Montana legislators are mulling a bill that would ban fossil fuel pipelines with a diameter of 10 inches or greater from going under navigable water bodies.