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  1. (archaic) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; "he asked for a drink of water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. provide with water; "We watered the buffalo" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. facility that provides a source of water; "the town debated the purification of the water supply"; "first you have to cut off the water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. fill with tears; "His eyes were watering" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; "he asked for a drink of water" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; "Water the fields" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or other collection of water. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Any liquid secretion, humor, or the like, resembling water; esp., the urine. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance; as, ammonia water. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to drink; as, to water cattle and horses. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to water. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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
  26. Water. A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for most animal and plant life and is an excellent solvent for many substances. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. H2O. Colorless fluid, which animals drink daily; occurs in rivers, wells, etc. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  31. 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 32⁰ F., 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.
  32. 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.
  33. To shed water: to take in water. 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. to take in water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. To wet or supply with water; give a wavy appearance to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. To pour water upon; dilute or treat with water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Any particular body of water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Any one of the watery secretions of animals. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. 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.
  43. A colourless, inodorous, transparent fluid, compounded of hydrogen and oxygen, in the proportion, by weight, of one of oxygen, and eight of hydrogen; the ocean; a sea; a lake; a river; any great collection of water; urine: the colour or lustre of a diamond or other precious stone, as a diamond of the first water, that is, perfectly pure and transparent: the serum, or any liquid humour in animal bodies, as water of the brain, the pericardium, dropsy, &c. Mineral water, water with mineral in solution. Water of crystallization, the water which enters into combination with a salt when crystallizing. To hold water, to be sound, tight, or correct. Of the first water, of the highest excellence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. As designating a commodity or a subject of ownership, this term has thesame meaning in law as in common speech ; but in another sense, and especially in theplural, it may designate a body of water, such as a river, a lake, or an ocean, or anaggregate of such bodies of water, as in the phrases "foreign waters," "waters of theUnited States," and the like.Water is neither land nor tenement nor susceptible of absolute ownership. It is amovable thins and must of necessity continue common by the law of nature. It admitsonly of a transient usufructuary property, and if it escapes for a moment the right to itis gone forever, the qualified owner having no legal power of reclamation. It is notcapable of being sued for by the name of "water," nor by a calculation of its cubical orsuperficial measure; but the suit must be brought for the land which lies at the bottomcovered with water. As water is not land, neither is it a tenement, because it is not of apermanent nature, nor the subject of absolute property. It is not in any possible sensereal estate, and hence is not embraced in a covenant of general warranty. Mitchell v.Warner, 5 Conn. 518. thelawdictionary.org
  49. 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 [Brokers' Cant] dictgcide_fs
  50. waw't[.e]r, n. in a state of purity, at ordinary temperatures, a clear transparent liquid, perfectly neutral in its reaction, and devoid of taste or smell: any collection of such, as the ocean, a lake, river, &c.: mineral water: tears: saliva: eye-water: urine: transparency, lustre, as of a diamond: (pl.) waves.--v.t. to wet, overflow, or supply with water: to wet and press so as to give a wavy appearance to: to increase the nominal capital of a company by the issue of new shares without a corresponding increase of actual capital.--v.i. to shed water: to gather saliva, noting strong craving: to take in water.--ns. WA'TERAGE, money paid for a journey by water; WA'TER-BAG, the bag-like compartment in which the camel stores water; WA'TER-BAIL'IFF, a custom-house officer who inspects ships on reaching or leaving a port: a person appointed to guard the fish in a protected piece of water; WA'TER-BAROM'ETER, a barometer in which water is substituted for mercury; WA'TER-BARR'EL, -CASK, a barrel, cask, for holding water; WA'TER-BATH, a bath composed of water: a vessel containing warm water used for chemical purposes; WA'TER-BATT'ERY, a voltaic battery in which the electrolyte is water: (fort.) a battery nearly on a level with the water; WA'TER-BEAR'ER, one who carries water: (astron.) a sign of the zodiac; WA'TER-BED, an india-rubber mattress filled with water, used by invalids to prevent bed-sores; WA'TER-BELL'OWS, a form of blower used in gas-machines, and formerly to supply a blast for furnaces; WA'TER-BIRD, a bird that frequents the water; WA'TER-BIS'CUIT, a biscuit made of flour and water; WA'TER-BLINK, a spot of cloud hanging over open water in arctic regions; WA'TER-BOAT, a boat carrying water in bulk to supply ships; WA'TER-BOAT'MAN, a kind of aquatic bug.--adj. WA'TER-BORNE, conveyed in a boat.--ns. WA'TER-BOTT'LE, a glass, rubber, &c. bottle for carrying water; WA'TER-BRASH, an affection consisting of a hot sensation in the stomach with eructations of an acrid burning liquid; WA'TER-BREAK, a ripple; WA'TER-BROSE (Scot.), brose made of meal and water alone; WA'TER-BUCK, an African water-antelope; WA'TER-BUG, a species of hemipterous insects found in ponds and still water; WA'TER-BUTT, a large barrel for rain-water, usually kept out of doors; WA'TER-CARR'IAGE, carriage or conveyance by water; WA'TER-CART, a cart for conveying water, esp. for the purpose of watering streets or roads; WA'TER-CELL, one of several small paunches in a camel used for storing water: a voltaic cell containing pure water; WA'TER-CEMENT', hydraulic cement; WA'TER-CHEST'NUT (Marron d'eau), the name given in France to the edible seeds of the Trapa natans; WA'TER-CLOCK, a clock which is made to go by the fall of water; WA'TER-CLOS'ET, a closet used as a privy, in which the discharges are carried off by water; WA'TER-COCK, the kora, a large East Indian gallinule; WA'TER-COL'OUR, a colour or pigment diluted with water and gum, instead of oil: a painting in such a colour or colours; WA'TER-COL'OURIST, a painter in water-colours; WA'TER-COOL'ER, a machine for cooling water or for keeping water cool; WA'TER-CORE, an apple with watery-looking core: in founding, a hollow core through which water may be passed; WA'TERCOURSE, a course or channel for water; WA'TER-CRAFT, boats plying on the water; WA'TER-CRANE, a crane for turning water from a railway-tank into a locomotive tender; WA'TER-CRESS, a small plant growing in watery places, much esteemed as a salad, and used as a preventive of scurvy; WA'TER-CURE, medical treatment by means of water; WA'TER-DECK, a decorated canvas cover for a dragoon's saddle; WA'TER-DEER, a small Chinese musk-deer of aquatic habits: in Africa, one of the chevrotains; WA'TER-DOC'TOR, a hydropathist: one who divines diseases from the urine; WA'TER-DOG, a dog accustomed to the water: a variety of the common dog valuable to sportsmen in hunting water-fowl on account of its aquatic habits: (coll.) an experienced sailor: (pl.) small irregular floating clouds supposed to indicate rain; WA'TER-DRAIN, a channel through which water runs; WA'TER-DRAIN'AGE; WA'TER-DRINK'ER, a drinker of water: a teetotaler; WA'TER-DROP, a drop of water: a tear; WA'TER-DROP'WORT, a genus of umbelliferous plants.--adj. WA'TERED, marked with wavy lines like those made by water-- (WATERED STOCKS, a term applied to securities whose nominal amount has been increased without any corresponding payment in cash).--ns. WA'TER-EL'EVATOR, a device for raising water to a level: a lift that works by water; WA'TER-EN'GINE, an engine for raising water: an engine for extinguishing fires; WA'TERER, one who waters: a vessel for watering with; WA'TERFALL, a fall or perpendicular descent of a body of water: a cataract or cascade: (coll.) a neck-tie, a chignon; WA'TER-FLAG, the yellow iris; WA'TER-FLEA, the common name for minute aquatic crustaceans; WA'TER-FLOOD, an inundation; WA'TER-FLOW, current of water.--adj. WA'TER-FLOW'ING, streaming.--ns. WA'TER-FLY, an aquatic insect: (Shak.) an insignificant, troublesome person; WA'TER-FOWL, a fowl that frequents water; WA'TER-FRAME, Arkwright's spinning-frame, which was driven by water; WA'TER-GALL, a watery appearance in the sky accompanying the rainbow: a pit or cavity made by a torrent of water; WA'TER-GAS, a gas partly derived from the decomposition of steam; WA'TER-GATE, a flood-gate: a gate admitting to a river or other body of water; WA'TER-GAUGE, -GAGE, an instrument for gauging or measuring the quantity or height of water; WA'TER-GILDING=Wash-gilding; WA'TER-GLASS, a water-clock: an instrument for making observations beneath the surface of water: soluble glass; WA'TER-GOD, a deity presiding over some tract of water; WA'TER-GRU'EL, gruel made of water and meal, &c., eaten without milk; WA'TER-GUARD, river, harbour, or coast police; WA'TER-HAMM'ER, the noise made by the sudden stoppage of moving water in a pipe: an air vacuum containing some water: (med.) a metal hammer heated in water and applied to the skin as a counter-irritant; WA'TER-HEN, the moorhen; WA'TER-HOLE, a reservoir for water, a water-pool; WA'TERINESS; WA'TERING, act of one who waters: the art or process of giving a wavy, ornamental appearance; WA'TERING-CALL, a cavalry trumpet-signal to water horses; WA'TERING-CAN, -POT, a vessel used for watering plants; WA'TERING-HOUSE, a place where cab-horses are watered; WA'TERING-PLACE, a place where water may be obtained: a place to which people resort to drink mineral water, for bathing, &c.; WA'TERING-TROUGH, a trough in which horses and cattle drink.--adj. WA'TERISH, resembling, abounding in, water: somewhat watery: thin.--ns. WA'TERISHNESS; WA'TER-JACK'ET, a casing containing water placed around anything to keep it cool--also WA'TER-BOX and WA'TER-MAN'TLE; WA'TER-KEL'PIE, a malignant water-spirit, generally in the form of a horse, which delights to drown unwary travellers; WA'TER-LEM'ON, a species of passion-flower; WA'TER-LENS, a simple lens formed by placing a few drops of water in a small brass cell with blackened sides and a glass bottom.--adj. WA'TERLESS, lacking water.--ns. WA'TER-LEV'EL, the level formed by the surface of still water: a levelling instrument in which water is used; WA'TER-LIL'Y, a name commonly given to the different species of Nymphæa and Nuphar, and also of Nelumbium, all genera of the natural order Nymphæaceæ, and indeed often extended to all the plants of that order--of the three British species all have heart-shaped leaves, floating on the water; WA'TER-LINE, the line on a ship to which the water rises: a water-mark.--adj. WA'TER-LOGGED, rendered log-like or unmanageable from being filled with water.--ns. WA'TER-LOT, a lot of ground which is under water; WA'TER-MAIN, a great subterranean pipe supplying water in cities; WA'TERMAN, a man who plies a boat on water for hire: a boatman: a ferryman: a neat oarsman; WA'TERMANSHIP, oarsmanship; WA'TERMARK, a mark showing the height to which water has risen: a tide-mark: a mark wrought into paper, denoting its size or its manufacturer.--v.t. to mark with water-marks.--ns. WA'TER-MEAD'OW, a meadow periodically overflowed by a stream; WA'TER-MEL'ON, a plant having a spherical, pulpy, pleasantly flavoured fruit, the fruit itself; WA'TER-ME'TER, an instrument measuring the quantity of water passing through it: an instrument for measuring evaporation; WA'TER-MILL, a mill driven by water; WA'TER-MOLE, the desman: a duck-mole or duck-billed platypus; WA'TER-MONK'EY, an earthenware jar for keeping drinking-water in hot climates, round, with narrow neck--also Monkey-jar; WA'TER-M[=O]'TOR, any water-wheel or turbine, esp. any small motor driven by water under pressure; WA'TER-NIX'Y, a spirit inhabiting water; WA'TER-NYMPH, a Naiad; WA'TER-OU'SEL, the dipper; WA'TER-PARS'NIP, a plant of the aquatic genus Sium--the skirret; WA'TER-PART'ING (same as WATERSHED); WA'TER-PHONE, an instrument for detecting leaks in pipes; WA'TER-PIPE, a pipe for conveying water; WA'TER-PLANE, a plane passing through a vessel when afloat; WA'TER-PLANT, a plant which grows in water; WA'TER-PLATE, a plate having a double bottom and a space for hot water, used to keep food warm; WA'TER-P[=O]'LO, an aquatic game played by swimmers in swimming-baths, at piers, &c., the sides numbering seven each--a goal-keeper, two backs, one half-back, and three forwards; WA'TER-POT, a pot or vessel for holding water; WA'TER-POW'ER, the power of water, employed to move machinery, &c.; WA'TER-POX, varicella; WA'TER-PRIV'ILEGE, the right to the use of water, esp. for machinery.--adj. WA'TERPROOF, proof against water: not permitting water to enter.--n. anything with such qualities: a garment of some waterproof substance, like india-rubber.--ns. WA'TERPROOFING, the act of making any substance impervious to water: the material with which a thing is made waterproof, as caoutchouc; WA'TER-PUMP, a pump for water, used humorously of the eyes; WA'TER-PUR'PIE (Scot.), brook-lime, a species of Veronica; WA'TER-RAIL, the common rail of Europe; WA'TER-RAM, a hydraulic ram; WA'TER-RAT, the popular name of the water-vole: the American musk-rat; WA'TER-RATE, a rate or tax for the supply of water; WA'TER-ROUTE, a stream, lake, &c. used as a means of travel; WA'TER-RUG (Shak.), a kind of dog; WA'TERSHED, the line which separates two river-basins: a district from which several rivers rise; WA'TER-SIDE, the brink of water: the sea-shore; WA'TER-SMOKE, water evaporating as visible mist; WA'TER-SNAKE, a snake frequenting the water; WA'TER-SOL'DIER, an aquatic plant (Stratiotes aloïdes) common in lakes and ditches in the east of England; WA'TER-SPAN'IEL (see SPANIEL); WA'TER-SP[=I]'DER, an aquatic spider; WA'TERSPOUT, a pipe from which water spouts: a moving spout or column of water, often seen at sea, and sometimes on land; WA'TER-SPRIN'KLE (Spens.), a water-pot; WA'TER-SPRITE, a spirit inhabiting the water.--adj. WA'TER-STAND'ING (Shak.), containing water, tearful.--ns. WA'TER-STRID'ER, any aquatic heteropterous insect of the family Hydrobatidæ; WA'TER-SUPPLY', the obtaining and distribution of sufficient water to the inhabitants of a town: the amount of water thus distributed; WA'TER-T[=A]'BLE, a moulding or other projection in the wall of a building to throw off the water; WA'TER-TANK, a tank or cistern for holding water; WA'TER-TAP, a tap or cock used for letting out water; WA'TER-THERMOM'ETER, a thermometer filled with water instead of mercury, and used for showing the point at which water acquires its greatest density; WA'TER-THIEF (Shak.), a pirate.--adj. WA'TER-TIGHT, so tight as not to admit water nor let it escape-- (WATER-TIGHT COMPARTMENT, a division of a ship's hull or other sub-aqueous structure so formed that water cannot enter it from any other part; see BULKHEAD).--ns. WA'TER-TUBE, a pipe for rain-water; WA'TER-TWIST, a kind of cotton-twist, first made by the water-frame; WA'TER-V[=I]'OLET, a plant of the genus Hottonia; WA'TER-VOLE, the common European water-rat; WA'TER-WAG'TAIL, a wagtail, the pied wagtail; WA'TER-WAY (naut.) a series of pieces of timber, extending round a ship at the junction of the decks with the sides, pierced by scuppers to carry off the water: a water-route; WA'TERWHEEL, a wheel moved by water: an engine for raising water; WA'TERWORK (mostly in pl.) any work or engine by which water is furnished, as to a town, &c.: a textile fabric, used like tapestry: (slang) used humorously of shedding tears.--adj. WA'TER-WORN, worn by the action of water.--n. WA'TER-WRAITH, a water-spirit supposed to portend death.--adj. WA'TERY, pertaining to or like water: thin or transparent: tasteless: weak, vapid: affecting water (of the moon, as governing the tide): (Shak.) eager.--ns. HIGH'-WA'TER, HIGH'-WA'TER-MARK (see HIGH); LOW'-WA'TER (see LOW); LOW'-WA'TER-MARK, the limit of water at low tide: the lowest point of anything.--WATER OF LIFE, spiritual refreshment: (Scot.) whisky; WATER ON THE BRAIN, knee, an accumulation of serous fluid in the cranial cavity, knee-joint; WATERED SILK, silk on which a changeable pattern has been worked by means of pressing and moistening.--ABOVE WATER, out of trouble; AERATED WATER (see AERATE); APOLLINARIS WATER, an agreeable table-water, obtained in Rhenish Prussia; BAG OF WATERS, the foetal membranes, filled with liquor amnii, which dilate the mouth of the womb; CAST A PERSON'S WATER, to examine urine to aid in the diagnosis of disease; DEEP WATER, or WATERS, water too deep for safety, sore trouble, distress; FIRST WATER, the highest degree of fineness in a diamond, &c., hence the highest rank generally; HOLD WATER, to be correct or well-grounded, to stand investigation; HOLY WATER, water used symbolically as a means of purification; LIKE WATER, with the quick, full flow of water: extravagantly, recklessly; MAKE THE MOUTH WATER, to arouse in any one a strong desire for a thing--from the gathering of saliva in the mouth at the prospect of a savoury morsel; MAKE WATER, to micturate; MINERAL WATER (see MINERAL); OIL ON TROUBLED WATERS, anything that allays or assuages, from the effect of pouring oil on rough water; TREAD WATER, to keep the head above water by an up-and-down movement of the feet; UNDER WATER, below the surface; WHITE WATER, breakers, foaming water. [A.S. wæter; Dut. water, Ger. wasser; Gr. hyd[=o]r, L. udus, wet, unda, a wave, Sans. udan, water.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  51. Colourless transparent tasteless scentless compound of oxygen& hydrogen in liquid state convertible by heat into steam& by cold into ice, kinds of liquid consisting chiefly of this seen in sea, lake, stream, spring, rain, tears, sweat, saliva, urine, serum, &c. body of w. as sea or lake or river, (hot& cold, salt& fresh or sweet, smooth or still& rough or troubled, HARD or SOFT, aerated, saline, chalybeate, thermal, BLUE, HOly, MINERAL, &c., w.; strong ww. archaic, distilled spirits; table ww., esp. mineral w w. bottled for use at meals; red w., bloody urine; in smooth w., going easily, past one\'s troubles; in deep w. or ww., floundering, in great difficulties, in affliction; still ww. run deep, quiet manner may cover depths of emotion, knowledge, or cunning; FISH in troubled ww.; cup of cold w., symbol of charitable intent; get into, be in, hot w., bring or have brought trouble or rebuke on oneself by indiscretion &c.; throw cold w. on scheme &c., discourage or poohpooh it; written in w. of name, achievements, &c., transient; keep one\'s head above w., chiefly fig., avoid financial ruin; cast one\'s bread upon the ww., do good without looking for gratitude or immediate or definite return; drink the ww., attend spa for health; brings the w. to one\'s mouth, makes it w.; FISH out of w.; BETWEEN wind& w.; pour OIL on the ww.; spend money, shed blood, like w., lavishly or recklessly; go through FIRE& w.; fire& w. archaic, symbol of necessaries of life not to be supplied to outlaw; Hold w.; make, pass, w., void urine; tread w., maintain position in deep w. by action of marking time; w. on the brain, knee, &c., morbid accumulation of serum; w. bewitched, very weak tea &c. or spirit-&-w.; w. of life, spiritual enlightenment; ww. of forgetfulness, Lethe, oblivion, death); state of tide (high, low, w.; in low w. fig., in depressed condition, esp. badly off for money; high, low, -w. mark, highest, lowest point reached by tidal water, also fig. of best& worst results of fluctuating process); solution of specified substance in w. (lavender, rose, &c., w., scents; soda, lithia, dill, &c., w., beverages or medicines); transparency& brilliance of gem esp. diamond (of the first w., of finest quality, often also transf. as a genius, blunder, of the first w.); (Finance) amount of nominal capital added by watering; water- (in compounds of which those especially that distinguish varieties of plants& animals are too numerous to be given separately), haunting, growing in, used or employed on, &c., the w., of. for. worked or effected by, made with. containing, using, yielding, &c., w., W.-anchor, = DRAG-anchor; w.-bailiff customhouse officer at port; w.-bed, rubber mattress filled with w. for invalid to avoid bed sores; w.-bellows, blower made by suspension in w. of inverted valved vessel by raising& lowering of which air is drawn in& expelled; w.-bird; w.-biscuit; w.-blister, containing colourless serum, not blood; w.-boatman, kind of aquatic bug; w.-borne, (of goods) conveyed by w.; w.-bottle, esp. of glass for wash-hand-stand or dining-table, also of metal &c. for soldier\'s kit; w.-brash, form of indigestion with copious saliva or w.-vomiting; w.-butt; w.-carriage, conveyance of goods by w.; w.-cart, esp. with w. for sale or for watering roads; w.-chute, slope of boards slippery with running water for tobogganing down; w.-closet, privy with arrangement for flushing pan with w.; w.-colour, pigment mixed with w. & not oil, picture painted with such colours, (pl. or sing.) art of painting such pictures, whence watercolourist (3) n.; watercourse, brook, stream; w.-cracker, kind of biscuit; watercress, creeping w.-plant eaten as salad; w.-cure, hydropathy; waterfall, stream falling over precipice or down steep hillside; w.-finder, person who DOWSES; waterfowl (usu. collect. as pl.), birds haunting w., esp. as objects of sport; w.-gas, got by decomposing water& used after treatment with carbon as illuminant; w.-gate, flood-gate, also gate giving access to river &c.; w.-gauge, glass tube &c. indicating height of w. inside reservoir, boiler, &c.; w.-glass, tube with glass bottom enabling objects under w. to be observed, also solution of flint sprayed over w.-colour painting on dry plaster to fix it; w.-gruel; w.-hammer, percussion made by w. in pipe when tap is turned off, or by w. in steam pipe when live steam is admitted; w.-hen, = moorhen; w.-ice, flavoured &frozen w. &sugar; w.-inch, quantity discharged in 24 hrs through 1 in. pipe under least pressure; w.-jacket, case filled with water& enclosing part of machine that is to be kept cool; w.-joint, proof against leakage; w.-junket, sandpiper; w.-laid of rope, =Cable-laid; w.-lens, magnifying lens made of glass-bottomed brass cell filled with w.; w.-level, surface of w. in reservoir &c., also plane below which ground is saturated with w., also levelling-instrument made of glass tube to be held horizontal with two upturned graduated open ends in which the contained w. must be at same height; w.-lily, kinds of plant with broad leaves& white or blue or yellow or red flowers floating on surface of w.; w.-line, along which surface of w. touches ship\'s side (when loaded, load-w.-l., when empty, light w.-l.), also one of the semi-transparent parallel lines formed in some papers in manufacture; waterlogged, (of wood) so saturated, (of vessel) so filled, with w. as barely to float; w.-main, main pipe in w.-supplying system; waterman, boatman plying for hire, also oarsman good, bad, &c., at keeping boat truly balanced &c., whence watermanship (3) n.; watermark n., faint design seen in some paper when held against light indicating maker, size, &c., v.t., impress such mark on in making; w.-meadow, kept fertile by being flooded; w.-melon, one of two divisions of melon (the other being musk-melon) with ellipse shape, smooth skin, & watery juice; w.-meter; w.-mill, worked by w.-wheel; w.-monkey, jar with long narrow neck for w. used in hot countries; w.-motor, w.-wheel, turbine, small motor using w. under pressure; w.-nymph, naiad; w.-pillar, upright with revolving head for feeding steam-engines &c.; w.-pipe; w.-plane, plane passing through ship\'s w.-line; w.-plate, with double bottom to hold hot w. for keeping food warm; w.-platter, kind of w.-lily with upturned edges to leaves; w.-polo, hand-ball game with goals played by swimmers; w.-power, mechanical force got from weight or motion of w., fall in stream capable of being utilized as force; waterproof a., impervious to w., n., w.-p. garment or material, v.t., make w.-p. with rubber &c., whence waterproofer n.; w.-ram, hydraulic ram; w.-rat, = w.-vole; w.-rate, charge made for use of public w.-supply; w.-sail, below lower studding-sail close over w.; w.-seal, body of w. used in bent pipe or about mouth of pipe to prevent passage or escape of gas; watershed, line of separation between ww. flowing to different rivers or basins or seas[cogn. w. SHED]; w.-shoot, pipe or trough throwing off w. from house &c.; w.-side, margin of sea, lake, or river; w.-skin, skin bag for carrying w.; w.-soldier, aquatic plant with flowers above surface; waterspout, phenomenon in which whirling cloud forms a funnel-shaped pendant, which descends towards sea& draws up corresponding volume of whirling water, the whole forming a pillar uniting sea& cloud; w.-sprite; w.-supply, providing& storing of w., amount of w. stored, for use of town, house, &c.; w.-table, string-course arranged to throw w. off building; w.-tiger, larva of certain w.-beetles; watertight, (of joint, boots, cask, compartment in ship, &c.) tightly enough fastened or fitted to prevent ingress or egress of w.; w.-tower, supporting elevated tank to secure pressure for distributing w.-supply; w.-tubeboiler, in which w. circulates in tubes exposed to flames& hot gases; w.-vole, large vole haunting w.; w.-way, navigable channel, also thick planks at outer edge of deck along which channel is hollowed for w. to run off by; w.-wheel, kinds of wheel (overshot, undershot, breast, & turbine, wheel) worked by w. & working machinery; w.-witch, =w.-finder, also kinds of bird; w.-withe, W.-Ind. vine so full of sap that branch broken off yields draught of w.; waterworks, establishment for managing w.-supply, also ornamental fountain (turn on the w. slang, cry, blubber). Hence waterless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. Sprinkle (road, plants, &c.), adulterate (milk, beer, &c.), with w.; give drink of w. to (horse, &c.), (of animals) go to pool &c. to drink; (of ship, engine, &c., or persons in charge) take in supply of w.; (of smarting eyes, or of mouth when food is seen or food or pleasure eagerly anticipated) secrete or run with w.; (chiefly in p.p., as watered silk) produce irregular wavy damask-like markings on (material) by moistening& pressing in manufacture; (Finance) increase (company\'s debt or nominal capital) by issue of new shares without corresponding addition to assets; watering-cart, with perforated pipe or other device for watering road; watering-place, pool &c. at which animals w., also spa, also seaside place frequented at certain seasons by holiday-makers& invalids; watering-pot, with perforated nozzle for watering plants. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. (also) hydro-aeroplane, (also)=*hydroplane (first sense). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. A tasteless, inodorous liquid, H2O. American pocket medical dictionary.
  55. A transparent, colorless liquid, H2O, devoid of odor or taste and neutral in reaction. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  56. In pharmacy, a solution of a gas, a solid, or a liquid in w. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  57. A familiar term for urine. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  58. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, &c. ;—a body of water, standing or flowing ;-especially, the sea ; ocean ;—one of various liquid secretions, humours, &c.—so named from their resemblance to water ; urine ;-the colour or lustre of a diamond. Cabinet Dictionary

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