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Definitions of water

  1. To shed water or liquid matter; to get or take in water; to have a longing desire. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to drink; as, to water cattle and horses. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines; as, to water silk. Cf. Water, n., 6. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An addition to the shares representing the capital of a stock company so that the aggregate par value of the shares is increased while their value for investment is diminished, or diluted. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To moisten or sprinkle with water; as, to water plants; to allow or cause to drink; as, to water cattle; to lessen the quality or strength of by duluting; as, to water milk. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To wet, overflow, or supply with water: to wet and press so as to give a wavy appearance to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To wet or supply with water; give a wavy appearance to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To pour water upon; dilute or treat with water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to water. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To obtain, or take in, water; to fill with water or liquid matter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To shed water: to take in water. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. to take in water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. provide with water; "We watered the buffalo" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. fill with tears; "His eyes were watering" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. To be watery, as the eyes or mouth; have a longing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To irrigate; to overflow with water, or to wet with water; to supply with water; to supply with water to drink; to give a wavy appearance to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To wet or overflow with water; to irrigate; to supply with water for drink; to diversify with wave-like lines, as silk; to shed liquid matter; to take in water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or other collection of water. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Any liquid secretion, humor, or the like, resembling water; esp., the urine. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance; as, ammonia water. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. The limpidity and luster of a precious stone, especially a diamond; as, a diamond of the first water, that is, perfectly pure and transparent. Hence, of the first water, that is, of the first excellence. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc. See Water, v. t., 3, Damask, v. t., and Damaskeen. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To add water to (anything), thereby extending the quantity or bulk while reducing the strength or quality; to extend; to dilute; to weaken. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A colorless fluid composed of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen (H2O); hence, rain; a see river, lake, etc.; the luster or brilliancy of a precious stone; as, a diamond of the first water; a kind of wavy, shiny pattern, as in silk. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. The fluid which forms the ocean, lakes, and rivers: any collection of it, as the ocean, a lake, river, etc.: urine: lustre of a diamond. Water, when pure, is transparent, inodorous, tasteless; a powerful refractor of light, an imperfect conductor of heat and electricity; it is very slightly compressible, its absolute diminution for a pressure of one atmosphere being only about 51.3 millionths of its bulk. Although water is colorless in small quantities, it is blue like the atmosphere when viewed in mass. It assumes the solid form, that of ice or snow, at 32F., and all lower temperatures; and it takes the form of vapor or steam at 212⁰ F. under a pressure of 29.9 ins. of mercury, and retains that form at all higher temperatures. Under ordinary conditions water possesses the liquid form only at temperatures lying between 32º and 212º. It is, however, possible to cool water very considerably below 32º F. and yet maintain it in the liquid form; the vessel containing the water must be perfectly clean, and the water must be maintained in a state of perfect rest. Water may also be heated, under pressure, many degrees above 212º F. without passing into the state of steam. The specific gravity of water is 1 at 39º.2 F., being the unit to which the specific gravities of all solids and liquids are referred, as a convenient standard, on account of the facility with which it is obtained in a pure state; one cubic inch of water at 62º F., and 29.9 inches, barometrical pressure, weighs 252.458 grains. Distilled water is 815 times heavier than atmospheric air. Water is at its greatest density at 39º.2 F. (=4ºC.), and in this respect it presents a singular exception to the general law of expansion by heat. If water at 39º.2 F. be cooled, it expands as it cools till reduced to 32º, when it solidifies; and if water at 39º.2 F. be heated, it expands as the temperature increases in accordance with the general law. In a chemical point of view water exhibits in itself neither acid nor basic properties; but it combines with both acids and bases forming hydrates; it also combines with neutral salts. Water also enters, as a liquid, into a peculiar kind of combination with the greater number of all known substances. Of all liquids water is the most powerful and general solvent, and on this important property its use depends. Without water not only the operations of the chemist but the processes of animal and vegetable life would come to a stand. In consequence of the great solvent power of water it is never found pure in nature. Even in rain-water, which is the purest, there are always traces of carbonic acid, ammonia, and sea-salt. Where the rain water has filtered through rocks and soils, and reappears as spring or river-water, it is always more or less charged with salts derived from the earth, such as sea-salt, gypsum and chalk. When the proportion of these is small the water is called soft, when larger it is called hard water. The former dissolves soap better, and is therefore preferred for washing; the latter is often pleasanter to drink. The only way to obtain perfectly pure water is to distil it. Distilled water is preserved in clean well stopped bottles, and used in chemical operations. Water is reposited in the earth in inexhaustible quantities, where it is preserved fresh and cool, and from which it issues in springs, which form streams and rivers. But the great reservoirs of water on the globe are the ocean, seas, and lakes, which cover more than three-fifths of its surface, and from which it is raised by evaporation, and, uniting with the air in the state of vapor, is wafted over the earth ready to be precipitated in the form of rain, snow, or hail. Water is a compound substance, consisting of hydrogen and oxygen, in the proportion of 2 volumes of the former gas to 1 volume of the latter; or by weight it is composed of 2 parts of hydrogen united with 16 parts of oxygen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. The fluid which forms the sea, rivers, springs. &c.: any collection of it; any watery fluid; lustre of a diamond. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. A limpid liquid compound of hydrogen and oxygen, constituting the bulk of the ocean, rivers, lakes, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Any particular body of water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Any one of the watery secretions of animals. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A watery appearance, as in precious stones; luster; sheen in certain textiles; hence, purity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain; the liquid which, when pure, is transparent, colourless, and destitute of taste or smell, and which is essential to the support of vegetable and animal life; a body of water standing or flowing; any liquid secretion resembling water; urine; the colour or lustre of a diamond. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for water

  1. He put his hand in the water – Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  2. You shall have some water – Libro segundo de lectura by Ellen M. Cyr
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