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wa·ter·course

 (wô′tər-kôrs′, wŏt′ər-)
n.
1. A natural or artificial channel through which water flows.
2. A stream or river.

watercourse

(ˈwɔːtəˌkɔːs)
n
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-)

n.
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.
[1500–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.watercourse - natural or artificial channel through which water flowswatercourse - 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 earthwatercourse - 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"
crossing, ford - a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
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"
rill, rivulet, runnel, streamlet, run - a small stream
tidal river, tidal stream, tidewater river, tidewater stream - a stream in which the effects of the tide extend far upstream
3.watercourse - a conduit through which water flowswatercourse - 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"
Translations

watercourse

[ˈwɔːtəkɔːs] N (= river bed) → lecho m, cauce m; (= canal) → canal m, conducto m

watercourse

water course [ˈwɔːtərkɔːrs] ncours m d'eau

watercourse

[ˈwɔːtəˌkɔːs] ncorso d'acqua
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Ethiopic scorchings browned the upper slopes of the pastures, but there was still bright green herbage here where the watercourses purled.
It was heavy, this vapour, heavier than the densest smoke, so that, after the first tumultuous uprush and outflow of its impact, it sank down through the air and poured over the ground in a manner rather liquid than gaseous, abandoning the hills, and streaming into the valleys and ditches and watercourses even as I have heard the carbonic-acid gas that pours from volcanic clefts is wont to do.
These industrious animals abounded in all the mountain streams and watercourses, wherever there were willows for their subsistence.
The mountains on either side were high, rough and barren, very black and gloomy in the shadow of the clouds, but all silver-laced with little watercourses where the sun shone upon them.
It isn't for men to make channels for God's Spirit, as they make channels for the watercourses, and say, 'Flow here, but flow not there.
In some great districts the Church owns all the property--lands, watercourses, woods, mills and factories.
For several days Tarzan traversed a country rich in game and watercourses.
Perhaps you understand the compass, and lay down the watercourses and mountains of the wilderness on paper, in order that they who follow may find places by their given names?
The doctor and the commandant looked everywhere about them; Gondrin's soldier's coat lay there beside a heap of black mud, and his wheelbarrow, spade, and pickaxe were visible, but there was no sign of the man himself along the various pebbly watercourses, for the wayward mountain streams had hollowed out channels that were almost overgrown with low bushes.
He loved to run down dry watercourses, and to creep and spy upon the bird life in the woods.
The bed of the watercourse was covered with fragments of broken rocks, which had fallen from above, offering so many obstructions to the course of the rapid stream, which vexed and fretted about them,--forming at intervals small waterfalls, pouring over into deep basins, or splashing wildly upon heaps of stones.
I followed the watercourse till I came to a spot where a great slip had cleared a straight space down the mountain side.