water hole


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to water hole: whirlpool

water hole

n. Informal

water hole

n
1. (Zoology) a depression, such as a pond or pool, containing water, esp one used by animals as a drinking place
2. (Human Geography) a source of drinking water in a desert

wa′ter hole`


n.
1. a depression in the surface of the ground containing water; pond or pool.
2. a source of drinking water, as a spring or well in the desert.
3. a hole in frozen water.
[1645–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water hole - a natural hole or hollow containing waterwater hole - a natural hole or hollow containing water
pond, pool - a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing"
Translations

water hole

npozza d'acqua
References in classic literature ?
About nine o'clock the moon was sufficiently bright for me to proceed on my way and I had no difficulty in following the trail at a fast walk, and in some places at a brisk trot until, about midnight, I reached the water hole where Powell had expected to camp.
He learned to bite the ice out with his teeth when it collected between his toes; and when he was thirsty and there was a thick scum of ice over the water hole, he would break it by rearing and striking it with stiff fore legs.
What remained he again buried; then he swung away through the trees to the water hole, and going to the spot where fresh, cold water bubbled from between two rocks, he drank deeply.
The sun had not yet set; but the shadows of the few trees huddled about the water hole and of his men and their horses stretched far away into the east across the now golden sand.
Children play in their room ("The Nest"); people sit in a bar ("Landed in a Water Hole"); a woman prepares eggs ("Omelette"); a jazz band plays onstage ("At Last").
When Rain Must Fall ALL around the world there is so much water there But there are places where there is none to share People waiting always fearing the worst When seeing their families dying of thirst What agony they face when the well nearby Has suddenly run dry With water jugs carried on their head May be too little too late for now a Loved one may lie dead When animals gather at the water hole Conflict is brewing to take control For water is scarce and may not last As in the noon day sun the die is cast It is an irony when we think There is water all around but not a Drop they can drink For only a few have water on tap on some Village street When for each drop they must compete One day there may be water for all While they wait for rain to fall.
WATER Hole appears to have everything in her favour as she seeks a first Listed victory in the EBF At The Races John Musker Fillies' Stakes at Yarmouth.
THE MAIL'S TOP TIPS BEVERLEY 2.10 Designate 2.40 Opportuna 3.15 Duchess Of Ripon 3.50 Leaderene 4.20 Bashiba 4.50 Tinsill 5.25 Belle Nellie 5.55 Ice Mayden KELSO 4.35 Push Me 5.05 Destiny Awaits 5.35 Dumbarton 6.05 Badged 6.35 Satanic Beat 7.05 Divine Port SANDOWN 2.00 Only Ten Per Cent 2.30 Dartmouth 3.05 Time Test 3.40 Producer 4.15 Ramshackle 4.45 Shama's Crown 5.20 Norab YARMOUTH 2.20 Baroot 2.50 Joyous 3.25 Water Hole 4.00 Blighty 4.30 Certificate 5.00 Red Agressor 5.30 Crazy Chic
WATER Hole appears to have everything in her favour as she seeks a first Listed victory in YARMOUTH's EBF At The Races John Musker Fillies' Stakes.
Heftral believes that this lost kiva is most probably in a desert fastness called Beckyshibeta, the Navajo word for water hole. Elijah Winters colludes with Heftral to awaken Cherry to a new and healthier way of life by taking her, by force if necessary, to Beckyshibeta.
Seconds earlier a crocodile had bitten another boy on the arm as he swam in the same water hole in Australia but the youngster, also aged 12, managed to escape.
"These water holes also make wild animals vulnerable because there is a higher probability of locating these animals near the water hole which is why our team is constantly monitoring these water holes on a daily basis," said Sinha.