Noun: water wo-tu(r)
Verb: water wo-tu(r)
- Binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colourless odourless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
- The part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river, lake or ocean)
"they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"; "they invaded our territorial bodies of water";
- body of water
- A facility that provides a source of water
"the town debated the purification of the water supply"; "first you have to cut off the water"; "the town debated the purification of the water system";
- water system, water supply
- Liquid excretory product
"the child had to make water";
- urine, pee [informal], piddle [informal], weewee [informal], wazz [Brit, informal], widdle [Brit, informal], waz [Brit, informal]
- A liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants
"he asked for a drink of water"
- [archaic] Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
- Supply with water, as with channels, ditches or streams
"Water the fields";
- Provide with water
"We watered the buffalo"
- Secrete or form water, as tears or saliva
"My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered"
- Fill with tears
"His eyes were watering"
Derived forms: watered, watering, waters
Type of: binary compound, body waste, element, excrement, excreta, excretion, excretory product, facility, fill, fill up, food, furnish, installation, liquid, nutrient, provide, release, render, secrete, supply, thing, wet
Part of: base, diamond dust, Earth's surface, flake, frost mist, frost snow, hydrosphere, ice, ice crystal, ice needle, infrastructure, perspiration, poudrin, snow mist, snowflake, sudor, surface, sweat, tear, teardrop, water ice
Encyclopedia: Water, gas, & electricity