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wa·ter·fall

 (wô′tər-fôl′, wŏt′ər-)
n.
A steep descent of water from a height; a cascade.

waterfall

(ˈwɔːtəˌfɔːl)
n
(Physical Geography) a cascade of falling water where there is a vertical or almost vertical step in a river

wa•ter•fall

(ˈwɔ tərˌfɔl, ˈwɒt ər-)

n.
1. a steep fall or flow of water in a watercourse from a height, as over a precipice; cascade.
2. a simulation of this, as in a garden or hotel lobby.
[before 1000]

waterfall

A stream falling over a cliff-like step in the bedrock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waterfall - a steep descent of the water of a riverwaterfall - a steep descent of the water of a river
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"
cascade - a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
cataract - a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice
river - a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek); "the river was navigable for 50 miles"

waterfall

noun cascade, fall, cataract, chute, linn (Scot.), force (Northern English dialect) Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall

Waterfalls

Angel Falls, Churchill Falls, Cleve-Garth, Cuquenan, Iguaçú Falls, Itatinga, Kaieteur Falls, Niagara Falls, Ormeli, Pilao, Ribbon, Roraima, Sutherland Falls, Tysse, Vestre Mardola, Victoria Falls, Yellowstone Falls, Yosemite Falls
Translations
شَلال، مَسْقِط ماءشَلَّال
vodopád
vandfald
آبشار
vesiputoushyöky
vodopadbukslap
vízesés
foss
폭포
slap
vattenfall
น้ำตก
thác nước

waterfall

[ˈwɔːtəfɔːl] Ncascada f, salto m de agua; (larger) → catarata f

waterfall

[ˈwɔːtərfɔːl] nchute f d'eauwater feature npièce f d'eau

waterfall

[ˈwɔːtəˌfɔːl] ncascata

water

(ˈwoːtə) noun
a colourless, transparent liquid compound of hydrogen and oxygen, having no taste or smell, which turns to steam when boiled and to ice when frozen. She drank two glasses of water; `Are you going swimming in the sea?' `No, the water's too cold'; Each bedroom in the hotel is supplied with hot and cold running water; (also adjective) The plumber had to turn off the water supply in order to repair the pipe; transport by land and water.
verb
1. to supply with water. He watered the plants.
2. (of the mouth) to produce saliva. His mouth watered at the sight of all the food.
3. (of the eyes) to fill with tears. The dense smoke made his eyes water.
ˈwaters noun plural
a body of water such as the sea, a river etc. the stormy waters of the bay.
ˈwatery adjective
1. like water; diluted. a watery fluid.
2. (of eyes) full of fluid eg because of illness, cold winds etc.
3. (of a colour) pale. eyes of a watery blue.
ˈwateriness noun

water boatman

a water insect with oarlike back legs that propel it through the water.
ˈwaterborne adjective
carried or transmitted by water. Typhoid is a waterborne disease.
ˈwater-closet noun
(abbreviation WC (dabljuˈsiː) ) a lavatory.
ˈwater-colour noun
a type of paint which is thinned with water instead of with oil.
ˈwatercress noun
a herb which grows in water and is often used in salads.
ˈwaterfall noun
a natural fall of water from a height such as a rock or a cliff.
ˈwaterfowl noun or noun plural
a bird or birds which live on or beside water.
ˈwaterfront noun
that part of a town etc which faces the sea or a lake. He lives on the waterfront.
ˈwaterhole noun
a spring or other place where water can be found in a desert or other dry country. The elephant drank from the waterhole.
ˈwatering-can noun
a container used when watering plants.
water level
the level of the surface of a mass of water. The water level in the reservoir is sinking/rising.
ˈwaterlilyplural ˈwaterlilies noun
a water plant with broad flat floating leaves.
ˈwaterlogged adjective
(of ground) soaked in water.
water main
a large underground pipe carrying a public water supply.
ˈwater-melon
a type of melon with green skin and red flesh.
ˈwaterproof adjective
not allowing water to soak through. waterproof material.
noun
a coat made of waterproof material. She was wearing a waterproof.
verb
to make (material) waterproof.
ˈwatershed noun
an area of high land from which rivers flow in different directions into different basins.
ˈwater-skiing noun
the sport of skiing on water, towed by a motor-boat.
ˈwater-ski verb
ˈwatertight adjective
made in such a way that water cannot pass through.
water vapour
water in the form of a gas, produced by evaporation.
ˈwaterway noun
a channel, eg a canal or river, along which ships can sail.
ˈwaterwheel noun
a wheel moved by water to work machinery etc.
ˈwaterworks noun singular or plural
a place in which water is purified and stored before distribution to an area.
hold water
to be convincing. His explanation won't hold water.
in(to) deep water
in(to) trouble or danger. I got into deep water during that argument.
water down
to dilute. This milk has been watered down.

waterfall

شَلَّال vodopád vandfald Wasserfall καταρράκτης cascada vesiputous cascade vodopad cascata 폭포 waterval foss wodospad cachoeira, cascata водопад vattenfall น้ำตก şelale thác nước 瀑布
References in classic literature ?
From this cool and shady recess we made a circuit to avoid the overhanging waterfall.
Yon moon that cleaves the gloomy pines Has freshness in her train; Low wind, faint stream, and waterfall Haunt me with their refrain.
I was just thinking I would like to see that waterfall closer," he said.
On the fourth day we arranged to make an excursion to a little waterfall in our neighborhood.
I was glad to observe that she wore her own hair, plaited in thick braids against the back of her head, instead of the uncomely thing they call a waterfall, which is about as much like a waterfall as a canvas-covered ham is like a cataract.
at the end of the tunnel the gutter discharged itself into a great canal; that would be just as dangerous for him as it would be for us to go down a waterfall.
The little river which turned sharply in its course, and was thus immediately lost to sight, seemed to have no exit from its prison, but to be absorbed by the deep green foliage of the trees to the east -- while in the opposite quarter (so it appeared to me as I lay at length and glanced upward) there poured down noiselessly and continuously into the valley, a rich golden and crimson waterfall from the sunset fountains of the sky.
For a month before, they had been talking of my departure and sorrowing over it; and at the waterfall, of an evening, when we parted for the night, they would hug me so tight and kiss me so warmly, far more so than before.
there, far away to the east, he saw a line of white that lay like smoke against the black surface of a cliff, and knew it for the waterfall beyond the royal town.
All these moods ran themselves into one general effect, which Helen compared to the sliding of a river, quick, quicker, quicker still, as it races to a waterfall.
Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.
Directly before me the river thundered down from above in a mighty waterfall that filled the narrow gorge from side to side, rising far above me several hundred feet--as magnificent a spectacle as I ever had seen.