A colourless, transparent, odourless, liquid which forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms
a glass of water
Water at a high temperature, either naturally as in a hot spring, or artificially heated for cookery, washing, or other purposes; (in later use) specifically heated water available on tap (in a home, hotel, etc.).
Situated between or involving oil and water.
Water from a well.
Water for cooking purposes.
Alcoholic spirits or other liquor, especially of an inferior quality.
Water that occurs beneath the earth's surface in soil, rocks, etc.
Water produced by the melting of ice
Another term for low tide.
Water from a piped supply
Using a ship or boat for travel or transport
A bag made of leather, canvas, or other material, used for carrying water
A transverse gap in a mountain ridge through which a stream or river flows
A fuel gas consisting mainly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, made by passing steam over incandescent coke
A water pistol
A dessert consisting of frozen fruit juice or flavoured water and sugar
A large semiaquatic rat-like rodent
Water containing dissolved alum, used for various purposes.
= buko juice.
Water contaminated with coal, especially from a coal mine.
Water in a lake, river, or stretch of sea that is not confined or obstructed, e.g. by ice or the piers of a bridge; compare sense A. 9 and open water.
Water coloured green by algae or other organic matter.
Water with honey dissolved in it.
A spirit woman often taking the form of a mermaid, and believed in parts of Africa (especially West Africa) to inhabit lakes and rivers.
Water which collects or is stored during the night.
= paste wash.
(Originally) a flavouring extract obtained from peach leaves, having a flavour of bitter almonds; (now) bottled water with a peach flavour.
A stretch of water, especially the channel of a harbour, in which it is usual or obligatory for ships to employ local pilots.
Water channelled through a pipe or conduit.
A soporific drink or soothing infusion made from poppies.
Water obtained from the ground by means of a pump, as distinguished from rainwater, spring water, etc.
Water in which relics have been dipped, regarded as having sacred properties.
Water in which rice has been boiled, used as a drink, remedy, or for some other purpose.
Water in or from a river.
Water issuing from a spring beneath rocks, typically viewed as naturally clear, cool, and pure.
Rainwater collected from or falling from the roof of a building.
Water, especially bottled mineral water, suitable for drinking at table.
= glacé icing.
Water issuing from a spring or (now usually) drawn from a well.
Reverse the action of a boat’s oars to slow down or stop
Waste water and sewage from toilets
Still water without any current
An extract distilled from dill, used to relieve flatulence
The relatively clean waste water from baths, sinks, washing machines, and other kitchen appliances
A solution given to babies for the relief of colic, wind, and indigestion
Water in which the hydrogen in the molecules is partly or wholly replaced by the isotope deuterium, used especially as a moderator in nuclear reactors