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water US English

A colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms

tap water US English

Water from a piped supply

by water US English

Using a ship or boat for travel or transport

water bag US English

A bag made of leather, canvas, or other material, used for carrying water

water gap US English

A transverse gap in a mountain ridge through which a stream or river flows

water gas US English

A fuel gas consisting mainly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, made by passing steam over incandescent coke

water gun US English

A water pistol

water ice US English


water rat US English

Any of a number of semiaquatic rodents, in particular

ice water US English

Water melted from ice or with ice added to cool it

low water US English

Another term for low tide.

back water US English

Reverse the action of the oars while rowing, causing a boat to slow down or stop

blue-water US English

Relating to or associated with the open sea; oceangoing

black water US English

Waste water from toilets

pass water US English


rose water US English

Water scented with rose petals, used as a perfume and for culinary purposes, and formerly in medicinal preparations

dead water US English

Still water without any current

dill water US English

An extract distilled from dill, used to relieve flatulence

flat water US English

Ordinary tap or bottled drinking water, as opposed to sparkling water

storm water US English

Surface water in abnormal quantity resulting from heavy falls of rain or snow

tread water US English

Maintain an upright position in deep water by moving the feet with a walking movement and the hands with a downward circular motion

tonic water US English

A bitter carbonated soft drink made with quinine, used especially as a mixer with gin or other liquors (originally used as a stimulant of appetite and digestion)

slack water US English

The state of the tide when it is turning, especially at low tide

like water US English

In great quantities

make water US English


under water US English

Submerged; flooded

water arum US English

A plant of the arum family, with heart-shaped leaves, a white spathe, and a green spadix. It grows in swamps and boggy ground in north temperate regions

water-based US English

(Of a substance or solution) using or having water as a medium or main ingredient

water bath US English

A container of water heated to a given temperature, used for heating substances placed in smaller containers

water bear US English

A minute invertebrate with a short plump body and four pairs of stubby legs, living in water or in the film of water on plants such as mosses

water birth US English

A birth in which the mother spends the final stages of labor in a birthing pool, with delivery taking place either in or out of the water

water bloom US English

Another term for algal bloom (see bloom).

water butt US English

A large barrel used for catching and storing rainwater

water clock US English

A clock that used the flow of water to measure time

water cure US English

A session of treatment by hydropathy

water cycle US English

The cycle of processes by which water circulates between the earth’s oceans, atmosphere, and land, involving precipitation as rain and snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration

water deer US English

A small deer without antlers, the male having a pair of tusk-like canine teeth, native to China and Korea

water drum US English

A West African instrument played by striking a bowl or gourd floating upside down in a pail of water

water fern US English

A small aquatic or semiaquatic fern that is either free-floating or anchored by the roots, found chiefly in tropical and warm countries

water flea US English

Another term for daphnia.

water glass US English

A solution of sodium or potassium silicate. It solidifies on exposure to air and is used to make silica gel and for preserving eggs and hardening artificial stone

water jump US English

An obstacle in a jumping competition or steeplechase, where a horse must jump over or into water

water knot US English

A kind of knot used to join two fishing lines

water level US English

The height reached by the water in a reservoir, river, storage tank, etc.

water lily US English

An ornamental aquatic plant with large round floating leaves and large, typically cup-shaped, floating flowers

water main US English

A main line in a water supply system

water mass US English

A large body of seawater that is distinguishable especially by its characteristic temperature and salinity range

water mill US English

A mill worked by a waterwheel

water mold US English

Any of a group of fungi-like organisms that live in water or soil, many of which are parasitic on plants

water nymph US English

(In folklore and classical mythology) a nymph inhabiting or presiding over water, especially a Naiad or Nereid

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