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 (wô′tər-foul′, wŏt′ər-)
n. pl. waterfowl or wa·ter·fowls
1. A waterbird, especially a swimming bird.
2. Swimming game birds, such as ducks and geese, considered as a group.


1. (Animals) any aquatic freshwater bird, esp any species of the family Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)
2. (Animals) such birds collectively


(ˈwɔ tərˌfaʊl, ˈwɒt ər-)

n., pl. -fowls, (esp. collectively) -fowl.
1. a water bird, esp. a swimming bird.
2. such birds collectively, esp. the swans, geese, and ducks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waterfowl - freshwater aquatic birdwaterfowl - freshwater aquatic bird    
aquatic bird - wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
anseriform bird - chiefly web-footed swimming birds
screamer - gooselike aquatic bird of South America having a harsh trumpeting call
طَيْر مائي
sundfugl; sjó
vodné vtáctvo
su kuşu


[ˈwɔːtəfaʊl] (pl) (waterfowl) Nave f acuática


[ˈwɔːtərfaʊl] n (= birds) → gibier m d'eau


[ˈwɔːtəˌfaʊl] n pl invuccello acquatico


(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.
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.
a type of melon with green skin and red flesh.
ˈwaterproof adjective
not allowing water to soak through. waterproof material.
a coat made of waterproof material. She was wearing a waterproof.
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.
References in classic literature ?
The waterfowl are gone To cover o'er the sand-dunes; dawn alone Shall call them from the sedges.
At these non-human hours they could get quite close to the waterfowl.
They declared they had never seen watermen equal to them, even among the voyageurs of the Northwest; and, indeed, they are remarkable for their skill in managing their light craft, and can swim and dive like waterfowl.
Hence the number of waterfowl is very scanty; for there is nothing to support life i the stream of this barren river.
In the severity of her early resolution, she would take Aldrich out into the fields, and then look off her book toward the sky, where the lark was twinkling, or to the reeds and bushes by the river, from which the waterfowl rustled forth on its anxious, awkward flight,--with a startled sense that the relation between Aldrich and this living world was extremely remote for her.
Birds of prey such as buzzards are probably infected by eating affected waterfowl and are unlikely to play a role in transmission.
10 as the second of two special youth waterfowl hunting days for ages 10 to 15 to be held on both public and private lands.
There are a lot of bird species in the Issyk-Kul Lake, including waterfowl and waterbirds, according to the ecodemographic monitoring conducted by the Issyk-Kul biosphere reserve in cooperation with the Kyrgyz Wildlife Conservation Society, Turmush reports.
Started by a small group of sportsmen on a mission to save North America's waterfowl populations--and the continent's strong waterfowling traditions--DU was founded in 1937 during the Great Depression amid one of the worst droughts in history, far from ideal circumstances for an organization in its infancy.
The Illinois River historically provided extensive, productive habitats for waterfowl, but commercial navigation, sedimentation, pollution, fluctuating water levels, suspended sediments, flocculent substrates, and wetland drainage have contributed to reductions in aquatic vegetation and native foods of waterfowl (Starrett and Fritz, 1965; Talkington, 1991; Havera, 1999; Stafford et al.
It was the first day of Oregon's youth waterfowl hunt and for the children of a duck guide, it was like a trip to Disneyland.
The department also carries out regular activity of mid-winter waterfowl census of selected wetlands of Pakistan.

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