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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Golam Mostafa, father of Antara, said, 'My daughter had gone to Nikhai beel (waterbody) without our knowledge with her cousins by a small boat.' Officer-in-Charge of Sarishabari Police Station Md Mazedur Rahman confirmed the news.
The vehicle lost balance after hitting the fence of the bridge and later fell into the waterbody.
Visitors were treated to a world's first experience of driving through a waterbody in which crocodiles are exhibited.
Permittees can use results of MST analysis as evidence or proof that they are in compliance with their permits and they are not responsible for the pollution in the waterbody. If they are at fault, results of MST analysis can help narrow down the specific storm drain that needs to be fixed and do away with an untargeted multimillion-dollar repair project.
This includes a significant area around the Milford Haven Inner Waterbody in Pembrokeshire as well as a number of other smaller areas in Wales - Deepford Brook, Pembrokeshire; River Alyn (west of Wrexham) and Worthenbury Brook (east of Wrexham around Whitchurch); Llyn Maelog, Anglesey; Llyn yr Wyth Eidion, Anglesey; Llyn Pencarreg, Carmarthenshire; and Llanmiloe, Carmarthenshire.
We also tested for home range differences between minks that used both waterbody types and minks that only used tributaries, and tested for overall (waterbody types combined) home range differences between males and females.
One might assume that DCP abundance is related to the number of AFCPs used in each waterbody. Likewise, the number of years that DCPs continue to trap animals is unknown.
Not surprising when you consider that the pipeline construction alone requires piecing together about 115,000 40-foot-long sections in precise order, in rough terrain, in remote locations--and with 446 waterbody crossings.
It involved building the new Summerhouse Cafe and Bute Park Education Centre, restoration of the Animal Wall and re-flooding the waterbody known as the Mill Leat, which runs along the outer western wall of Cardiff Castle.
PULLING up the Delhi Development Authority and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation over their continuous neglect towards the waterbody in Aya Nagar, the high Court gave them three weeks time to revive the same.