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1. A natural or artificial channel through which water flows.
2. A stream or river.
1. (Physical Geography) a stream, river, or canal
2. (Physical Geography) the channel, bed, or route along which this flows
wa•ter•course(ˈwɔ tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs, ˈwɒt ər-)
1. a stream of water, as a river or brook.
2. the bed of a stream that flows only seasonally.
3. a channel conveying water.
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|Noun||1.||watercourse - natural or artificial channel through which water flows|
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"
|2.||watercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth|
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"
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
brook, creek - a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer"
headstream - a stream that forms the source of a river
meander - a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
midstream - the middle of a stream
river - a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek); "the river was navigable for 50 miles"
|3.||watercourse - 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"