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wa·ter·fowl

 (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.

waterfowl

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

wa•ter•fowl

(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.
[1250–1300]
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
Translations
طَيْر مائي
svømmefugl
vesilintu
vízimadár
sundfugl; sjó
vodné vtáctvo
sjöfågel
su kuşu

waterfowl

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

waterfowl

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

waterfowl

[ˈwɔːtəˌfaʊl] n pl invuccello acquatico

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.
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.