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WATER, noun. (uncountable) A substance (of molecular formula H₂O) found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid; it is present naturally as rain, and found in rivers, lakes and seas; its solid form is ice and its gaseous form is steam.
WATER, noun. (uncountable) (in particular) The liquid form of this substance: liquid H₂O.
WATER, noun. (countable) A serving of liquid water.
WATER, noun. (alchemy) (philosophy) The aforementioned liquid, considered one of the Classical elements or basic elements of alchemy.
WATER, noun. (often in the plural) Any body of water, or a specific part of it.
WATER, noun. A combination of water and other substance(s).
WATER, noun. (sometimes countable) Mineral water.
WATER, noun. (countable) (often in the plural) Spa water.
WATER, noun. (pharmacy) A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance.
WATER, noun. Urine. [from 15th c.]
WATER, noun. Amniotic fluid; used in the plural in the UK and in singular in North America.
WATER, noun. (colloquial) (medicine) Fluids in the body, especially when causing swelling.
WATER, noun. (figuratively) (in the plural or in the singular) A state of affairs; conditions; usually with an adjective indicating an adverse condition.
WATER, noun. (colloquial) (figuratively) A person's intuition.
WATER, noun. (uncountable) (dated) (finance) Excess valuation of securities.
WATER, noun. The limpidity and lustre of a precious stone, especially a diamond.
WATER, noun. A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc.
WATER, verb. (transitive) To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
WATER, verb. (transitive) To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate.
WATER, verb. (transitive) To provide (animals) with water for drinking.
WATER, verb. (intransitive) To get or take in water.
WATER, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) To urinate onto.
WATER, verb. (transitive) To dilute.
WATER, verb. (transitive) (dated) (finance) To overvalue (securities), especially through deceptive accounting.
WATER, verb. (intransitive) To fill with or secrete water.
WATER, verb. (transitive) To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines.
WATER AEROBICS, noun. A form of aerobics done while in water.
WATER BAILIFF, noun. A person who polices bodies of water, such as rivers, lake or coastal waters. The position is a law enforcement officer.
WATER BAILIFFS, noun. Plural of water bailiff
WATER BALLOON, noun. A small rubber or latex balloon, filled with water and used as an informal weapon
WATER BALLOONS, noun. Plural of water balloon
WATER BANQUET, proper noun. (food) A set banquet of 8 cold and 16 hot dishes served in 6 courses, a hallmark of Luoyang cuisine.
WATER BATH, noun. A piece of laboratory equipment consisting of a heated vessel containing water, in which is suspended a flask etc that is to be subject to careful heating
WATER BATHS, noun. Plural of water bath
WATER BEAR, noun. (zoology) A member of the animal phylum Tardigrada.
WATER BEARS, noun. Plural of water bear
WATER BED, noun. Alternative spelling of waterbed
WATER BEDS, noun. Plural of water bed
WATER BEETLE, noun. Any of various freshwater aquatic beetles that have a smooth oval body and flattened hind legs adapted for swimming, and that carry an air bubble underneath their abdomens.
WATER BEETLES, noun. Plural of water beetle
WATER BIRTH, noun. A form of childbirth in which the mother is supported in a birthing pool so that the child is delivered into the warm water.
WATER BIRTHING, noun. Alternative form of water birth
WATER BIRTHS, noun. Plural of water birth
WATER BISCUIT, noun. A type of biscuit or cracker which is baked using only flour and water, without shortening or other fats.
WATER BISCUITS, noun. Plural of water biscuit
WATER BOATMAN, noun. Any of various aquatic insects of the family Corixidae that have paddle-shaped hind legs used for swimming.
WATER BOATMEN, noun. Plural of water boatman
WATER BODY, noun. Alternative spelling of waterbody
WATER BOILER, noun. An electric device which heats water up to boiling temperature.
WATER BOMB, noun. A small balloon filled with water which bursts upon being thrown at somebody.
WATER BOMBER, noun. (aviation) an aircraft used for firefighting by dropping large quantities of water on a fire
WATER BOMBERS, noun. Plural of water bomber
WATER BOMBS, noun. Plural of water bomb
WATER BOTTLE, noun. A bottle used for carrying water.
WATER BOY, noun. A man or boy who regularly supplies a sports team or other group with drinking water.
WATER BOYS, noun. Plural of water boy
WATER BREAK, noun. A rest period during the business day (usually of about 10 or 15 minutes). So named because it is an opportunity to get water.
WATER BREAKS, noun. Plural of water break
WATER BUFFALO, noun. A large ungulate, widely used as a domestic animal in Asia, South America. North Africa and Europe: Bubalus bubalis.
WATER BUFFALO, noun. (US) (colloquial) A water tank mounted on a trailer to be towed by a motor vehicle.
WATER BUFFALOES, noun. Plural of water buffalo
WATER BUFFALOS, noun. Plural of water buffalo
WATER BUG, noun. Any member of the infraorder Nepomorpha, the true water bug.
WATER BUG, noun. Any of various other true bugs that live around water.
WATER BUG, noun. The American cockroach, Periplaneta americana.
WATER BUG, noun. The oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis.
WATER BUGS, noun. Plural of water bug
WATER BUS, noun. A boat that operates like a bus, as a means of public transport.
WATER BUTT, noun. An open-ended barrel used to contain rainwater; a rain barrel
WATER CALTROP, noun. An East Asian water plant with a horn-like nut, Trapa bicornis.
WATER CALTROP, noun. The nut from this plant.
WATER CALTROPS, noun. Plural of water caltrop
WATER CAN, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see water, can.
WATER CAN, noun. Any of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; so called from the shape of the seed vessel.
WATER CANNON, noun. A device that shoots a large amount water at high pressure through a hose-like tube.
WATER CANNONS, noun. Plural of water cannon
WATER CARRIAGE, noun. Transportation or conveyance by water; means of transporting by water.
WATER CARRIAGE, noun. (obsolete) A vessel or boat.
WATER CARRIER, noun. (usually historical) A person who carries water from a spring or well, especially in antiquity and pre-modern era when it was a common job.
WATER CARRIER, noun. An arrangement of wires on which a bucket of water, raised from a well, etc., may be conveyed wherever required, as to a house.
WATER CARRIER, noun. A pipe or tube that conveys water.
WATER CARRIER, noun. A transportation ship that is water-based.
WATER CARRIER, noun. (astrology) Aquarius, or a symbol for it.
WATER CARRIER, noun. (figuratively) (colloquial) An individual doing simple, ordinary work, usually in opposition to somebody considered more valuable.
WATER CARRIERS, noun. Plural of water carrier
WATER CAVIES, noun. Plural of water cavy
WATER CAVY, noun. (zoology) The capybara.
WATER CHESTNUT, noun. (uncountable) Eleocharis dulcis, grown for its edible corm, used in Asian cooking.
WATER CHESTNUT, noun. (countable) A corm of a plant of this species.
WATER CHESTNUT, noun. A water caltrop.
WATER CHESTNUTS, noun. Plural of water chestnut
WATER CHICKEN, noun. The common American gallinule.
WATER CHICKENS, noun. Plural of water chicken
WATER CLOCK, noun. A device for measuring time by letting water flow out of a container, usually through a tiny aperture.
WATER CLOCK, noun. A clepsydra.
WATER CLOCKS, noun. Plural of water clock
WATER CLOSET, noun. (chiefly British) a flush toilet, or the room, in a public place, containing one
WATER CLOSETS, noun. Plural of water closet
WATER COLUMN, noun. (environmental sciences) (hydrology) A notional column of water from the surface to the bottom in a natural setting, notable for the differences in physical and chemical properties at various depths.
WATER COLUMN, noun. (deep-sea diving) The zone in which ascent and descent occur.
WATER CONTENT, noun. The amount of water contained in a material, such as soil, rock or wood.
WATER COOLER, noun. A dispenser of cooled drinking water.
WATER COOLER, noun. (figuratively) A place in the workplace where employees gossip.
WATER COOLER, adjective. Of the nature of things discussed around a water-cooler
WATER COOLERS, noun. Plural of water cooler
WATER CRANE, noun. A kind of hydrant with a long swinging spout, for filling locomotive tenders, water carts, etc., with water.
WATER CRANES, noun. Plural of water crane
WATER CROW, noun. (zoology) The dipper (bird).
WATER CROW, noun. (zoology) The European coot.
WATER CROWS, noun. Plural of water crow
WATER CURE, noun. (dated) Treatment of pain and illness using water, particularly bathing
WATER CYCLE, noun. The natural cycle of evaporation of water from the oceans etc, and subsequent condensation and precipitation as rain and snow
WATER CYCLES, noun. Plural of water cycle
WATER DEVIL, noun. Any water-based cyclone, usually much smaller than a tornado in magnitude.
WATER DIVINER, noun. A person who practices dowsing, a dowser.
WATER DIVINERS, noun. Plural of water diviner
WATER DIVINING, noun. Dowsing
WATER DOCTOR, noun. (medicine) (archaic) A physician who treats diseases with water; a hydropathist.
WATER DOCTOR, noun. (medicine) (archaic) One who claims to be able to divine diseases by inspection of the urine.
WATER DOCTORS, noun. Plural of water doctor
WATER DOG, noun. A retriever type of gun dog bred to flush and retrieve game from water.
WATER DOGS, noun. Plural of water dog
WATER DOWN, verb. To dilute; to add water
WATER DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To make weaker.
WATER DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To simplify or oversimplify; to make easier; to make less difficult.
WATER DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To make less restrictive; to make more lenient.
WATER DROPWORT, noun. Oenanthe, a genus of plants in the family Apiaceae that grows in moist soils or in water. While one species (Oenanthe javanica) is used in cuisines throughout eastern Asia, most species are extremely poisonous.
WATER DROPWORTS, noun. Plural of water dropwort
WATER DUMPING, noun. Ocean dumping
WATER DUMPINGS, noun. Plural of water dumping
WATER ELEPHANT, noun. (archaic) A hippopotamus.
WATER ELEPHANTS, noun. Plural of water elephant
WATER ENGINES, noun. Plural of water engine
WATER FEATURE, noun. (architecture) An architectural design element involving water, such as a fountain, a pond or a waterfall.
WATER FIGHT, noun. An activity, usually involving children, where the participants use water balloons, guns and pistols to get each other wet.
WATER FIGHTS, noun. Plural of water fight
WATER FLAG, noun. A European iris with bright yellow flowers, Iris pseudacorus.
WATER FLAGS, noun. Plural of water flag
WATER FLEA, noun. Any of various aquatic crustacea of the order Cladocera, characterised by their jumping or jerky mode of swimming.
WATER FLEAS, noun. Plural of water flea
WATER FOOTPRINT, noun. A measure of the amount of freshwater used by a person, organization or state in a given time.
WATER FOUNTAIN, noun. A mechanical device designed to dispense small quantities of drinking water, usually in work - or other public places.
WATER FOUNTAINS, noun. Plural of water fountain
WATER FRAME, noun. The first powered spinning machine, driven by water power.
WATER FRAMES, noun. Plural of water frame
WATER GAS, noun. A mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide produced by passing steam over hot coke; used as a domestic fuel
WATER GATE, noun. A gate, or valve, by which a flow of water is permitted, prevented, or regulated.
WATER GAUGE, noun. A glass column which displays water levels.
WATER GAUGES, noun. Plural of water gauge
WATER GLASS, noun. (inorganic chemistry) Any of various water-soluble silicate compounds, especially when occurring in dissolved, jelly-like form.
WATER GLASS, noun. A water gauge for a steam boiler.
WATER GLASS, noun. An instrument consisting of an open box or tube with a glass bottom, used for examining objects in the water, as upon the sea bottom in shallow places.
WATER GLASSES, noun. Plural of water glass
WATER GRUEL, noun. A liquid food composed of water and a small portion of meal, or other farinaceous substance, boiled and seasoned.
WATER GUN, noun. A toy gun used to shoot water.
WATER GUNS, noun. Plural of water gun
WATER HAMMER, noun. (uncountable) A surge of pressure in a pipe carrying a fluid; especially the banging sound in a steam or hot water pipe caused by bubbles of air, or by an abrupt alteration of the flow.
WATER HAMMER, noun. (countable) (historical) A metal hammer used when heated, as by dipping in hot water, to blister the skin, as for counterirritation.
WATER HARDNESS, noun. (inorganic chemistry) The level of dissolved calcium salts in water
WATER HEATER, noun. An appliance for heating water above its ambient temperature, generally for domestic use.
WATER HEATERS, noun. Plural of water heater
WATER HEN, noun. (UK) the moorhen.
WATER HOG, noun. The capybara.
WATER HOGS, noun. Plural of water hog
WATER HOLE, noun. Alternative spelling of waterhole
WATER HOLES, noun. Plural of water hole
WATER HORSE, noun. (Scotland) The kelpie
WATER HORSETAIL, noun. A plant in the taxonomic genus Equisetum (horsetails); Equisetum fluviatile or Equisetum limosum.
WATER HORSETAILS, noun. Plural of water horsetail
WATER HYACINTH, noun. An aquatic flowering plant of the genus Eichhornia
WATER ICE, noun. (uncountable) Ordinary frozen water, especially when a distinction needs to be made from other frozen substances
WATER ICE, noun. (countable) A dessert made from crushed ice that has been sweetened and flavoured
WATER ICES, noun. Plural of water ice
WATER ICING, noun. A form of icing made from powdered sugar and water.
WATER INJECTION, noun. (automotive) A fuel system component which squirts a small amount of water, in the form of a fine spray, into the air/fuel mixture going into the engine. This is designed to reduce detonation or knocking in high performance engines, especially when using a high compression ratio.
WATER INTOXICATION, noun. A potentially fatal disturbance in brain function that results when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside of safe limits by a very rapid intake of water.
WATER JET, noun. A jet of water.
WATER JOINT, noun. (architecture) A joint in a stone pavement where the stones are left slightly higher than elsewhere, the rest of the surface being sunken, intended to prevent the settling of water in the joints.
WATER JOINTS, noun. Plural of water joint
WATER JUMP, noun. (show jumping) (athletics) A (usually rectangular) pool of water intended to be an obstacle to be jumped.
WATER KEY, noun. A valve or tap for the drainage of accumulated fluid from musical instruments such as trombones or trumpets; a spit valve.
WATER KEY, noun. A rod used to open and close a buried quarter-turn water valve, as in a water main.
WATER KEYS, noun. Plural of water key
WATER KNOT, noun. A type of bend knot used to join the ends of tubular webbing, commonly employed by mountaineers to create a sling seat, but not considered to be as safe as the beer knot.
WATER KNOTS, noun. Plural of water knot
WATER LANDING, noun. (aviation) An emergency landing in water, especially by aircraft not designed to land on water.
WATER LAW, noun. (legal) A branch of law dealing with the ownership, control, and use of water as a resource.
WATER LEMON, noun. The fruit of Passiflora laurifolia.
WATER LEMONS, noun. Plural of water lemon
WATER LEVEL, noun. The level of a body of water, especially when measured above a datum line
WATER LEVEL, noun. The level of the water table below ground
WATER LEVEL, noun. The waterline of a ship
WATER LEVEL, noun. An instrument to show the level by means of the surface of water in a trough, or in upright tubes connected by a pipe.
WATER LEVELS, noun. Plural of water level
WATER LILIES, noun. Plural of water lily
WATER LILY, noun. Any of various members of the Nymphaeaceae family that are tuberous plants, rooted in soil with leaves (lily pads) and flowers floating on the water surface.
WATER LILY, noun. Species of genus Nymphoides, the fringed water lily and similar plants.
WATER LILY, noun. Species of genus Nelumbo.
WATER LINE, noun. (shipbuilding) the outline of a horizontal section of a vessel, as when floating in the water.
WATER LINE, noun. (shipbuilding) Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel. In a half-breadth plan, the water lines are outward curves showing the horizontal form of the ship at their several heights; in a sheer plan, they are projected as straight horizontal lines.
WATER LINE, noun. (nautical) Any one of several lines marked upon the outside of a vessel, corresponding with the surface of the water when she is afloat on an even keel. The lowest line indicates the vessel's proper submergence when not loaded, and is called the light water line; the highest, called the load water line, indicates her proper submergence when loaded.
WATER LINES, noun. Plural of water line
WATER LOCUST, noun. Gleditsia aquatica, a tree found in swamps.
WATER LOCUSTS, noun. Plural of water locust
WATER MAIN, noun. The principal underground pipe for conveying water to residential and business properties
WATER MAINS, noun. Plural of water main
WATER MEADOW, noun. A low-lying area of grassland that is subject to seasonal flooding
WATER MEADOWS, noun. Plural of water meadow
WATER MEASURER, noun. Any insect in the family Hydrometridae, aquatic insects related to the water strider
WATER MEASURERS, noun. Plural of water measurer
WATER MELON, noun. Alternative spelling of watermelon
WATER MELONS, noun. Plural of water melon
WATER MEMORY, noun. (homeopathy) a claimed ability of water to retain "memory" of substances previously dissolved in it after arbitrarily large dilution
WATER METER, noun. A device used to measure the volume of water usage
WATER METERS, noun. Plural of water meter
WATER MICE, noun. Plural of water mouse
WATER MINT, noun. A herb in mint family, Mentha aquatica.
WATER MOCCASIN, noun. A semi-aquatic venomous snake native to the southeastern United States, Agkistrodon piscivorus
WATER MOCCASINS, noun. Plural of water moccasin
WATER MOLE, noun. The shrew mole.
WATER MOLE, noun. The duck mole.
WATER MOLES, noun. Plural of water mole
WATER MONITOR, noun. A large lizard native to Southeast Asia, Varanus salvator.
WATER MONITORS, noun. Plural of water monitor
WATER MONKEY, noun. A jar or bottle, made from porous earthenware or similar, in which water is cooled by evaporation.
WATER MONKEYS, noun. Plural of water monkey
WATER MOUSE, noun. (zoology) Any of several species of Australian mouse of the genus Hydromys, native to Australia, with strong hind legs and partially webbed toes.
WATER OAK, noun. A type of hard oak tree, Quercus nigra, of the southern US.
WATER OF CRYSTALLISATION, noun. Non-Oxford British spelling standard spelling of water of crystallization.
WATER OF CRYSTALLIZATION, noun. (chemistry) The water present in the crystals of the salts of certain metals; it is weakly bound by electrostatic forces and may normally be removed by heating.
WATER ON THE BRAIN, noun. The medical condition of hydrocephalus.
WATER ON THE CHEST, noun. The medical condition of hydrothorax.
WATER OPOSSUM, noun. A marsupial found in Central and South America, Chironectes minimus
WATER OPOSSUMS, noun. Plural of water opossum
WATER ORGAN, noun. (musici) A form of pipe organ in which the air is generated via moving water
WATER ORGANIST, noun. Someone who plays a water organ.
WATER ORGANISTS, noun. Plural of water organist
WATER ORGANS, noun. Plural of water organ
WATER OVER THE DAM, noun. (idiomatic) An event or set of events which has already happened and cannot be changed.
WATER PARK, noun. An amusement park that features waterplay areas, such as water slides and splash pads
WATER PARKS, noun. Plural of water park
WATER PARTING, noun. A summit from whose opposite sides rainwater flows into different streams; a line separating the drainage districts of two streams or coasts; a divide; a watershed.
WATER PARTINGS, noun. Plural of water parting
WATER PICK, noun. (dentistry) A device that is used to clear away food debris from the mouth, mostly used by people with braces or periodontal problems.
WATER PICKS, noun. Plural of water pick
WATER PIG, noun. The capybara.
WATER PIG, noun. The gourami.
WATER PIGS, noun. Plural of water pig
WATER PILL, noun. A diuretic in pill form.
WATER PILLAR, noun. (obsolete) A waterspout.
WATER PILLARS, noun. Plural of water pillar
WATER PILLS, noun. Plural of water pill
WATER PIPE, noun. A pipe that is a conduit for water; an essential element of plumbing.
WATER PIPE, noun. A device for smoking, such as a hookah or bong, in which the smoke is drawn through a container of water before inhaling.
WATER PIPES, noun. Plural of water pipe
WATER PIPIT, noun. A small passerine bird, Anthus spinoletta.
WATER PIPITS, noun. Plural of water pipit
WATER PISTOL, noun. A toy gun used to shoot water.
WATER PISTOLS, noun. Plural of water pistol
WATER PLANTAIN, noun. Any of several plants, of the genus Alisma, that inhabit marshy places
WATER PLATE, noun. A plate heated by hot water contained in a double bottom or jacket.
WATER PLATES, noun. Plural of water plate
WATER POCKET, noun. (US) (western US) A waterhole in the bed of an intermittent stream, especially the bowl at the foot of a cliff over which the stream leaps when in the flood stage.
WATER POCKETS, noun. Plural of water pocket
WATER POISONING, noun. A potentially fatal medical condition, also called water intoxication, caused by extremely rapid intake of water. See water intoxication
WATER POISONING, noun. Contaminating a water source with a toxin.
WATER POISONINGS, noun. Plural of water poisoning
WATER POLICE, noun. The police department charged with patrolling harbours and waterways by boat.
WATER POLLUTION, noun. Contamination of water, especially surface water, by sewage effluent, fertilizer runoff, industrial chemical discharge etc.
WATER POLO, noun. A water sport consisting of two teams of swimmers who have to throw the ball into the opponents goal.
WATER POTENTIAL, noun. The potential energy of water per unit volume.
WATER POWER, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see water, power.
WATER POWER, noun. (uncountable) Mechanical or electrical energy derived from running or falling water; originally obtained from a waterwheel immersed in a stream; modern hydroelectric power is obtained from turbines fed from reservoirs
WATER POWER, noun. (countable) A site capable of generating power or the right to use a site to generate power.
WATER POWERS, noun. Plural of water power
WATER POX, noun. (medicine) (dated) A common childhood disease caused by virus; chickenpox, varicella.
WATER PURIFIER, noun. A device that purifies water
WATER RAIL, noun. A small wetland bird (Rallus aquaticus) of the family Rallidae that breeds in marshes and reedbeds across Europe and Asia.
WATER RAILS, noun. Plural of water rail
WATER RAT, noun. (US) Any of various rodents from Florida and southern Georgia, especially Neofiber alleni; the muskrat.
WATER RAT, noun. (Australia) The rakali, Hydromys chrysogaster.
WATER RAT, noun. (informal) The European water vole, Arvicola amphibius, formerly Arvicola terrestris.
WATER RAT, noun. (US) (slang) A petty thief or waterfront ruffian.
WATER RAT, noun. (slang) A person fond of water sports.
WATER RAT, noun. (slang) (Australia) A member of the water police.
WATER RATS, noun. Plural of water rat
WATER REPELLENT, noun. (textiles) (chemistry) A chemical used to make fabric water-repellent.
WATER REPELLENTS, noun. Plural of water repellent
WATER ROCKET, noun. A rocket that uses water as a propellant, which is forced out of the rocket by compressed gas (typically compressed air)
WATER SAPPHIRE, noun. (mineralogy) A deep blue variety of iolite, sometimes used as a gem.
WATER SAPPHIRES, noun. Plural of water sapphire
WATER SCOOTER, noun. A recreational watercraft that the rider rides or stands on, rather than inside of, as in a boat.
WATER SCOOTERS, noun. Plural of water scooter
WATER SCORPION, noun. Any long-legged aquatic insect of the family Nepidae, especially the species Nepa cinerea.
WATER SCORPIONS, noun. Plural of water scorpion
WATER SHREW, noun. Any of the small insectivores of the genus Neomys in the Soricidae family.
WATER SHREWS, noun. Plural of water shrew
WATER SIGN, noun. (astrology) Any of the three star signs Cancer, Pisces or Scorpio.
WATER SIGNS, noun. Plural of water sign
WATER SKI, noun. A broad ski used for water skiing
WATER SKI, verb. (intransitive) To ride on water skis
WATER SKIED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of water ski
WATER SKIING, noun. The sport of riding on water skis, whilst being towed by a motorboat.
WATER SKIING, verb. Present participle of water ski
WATER SKIS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of water ski
WATER SKIS, noun. Plural of water ski
WATER SLIDE, noun. A recreational slide with water flowing down it to reduce friction, sometimes involving the participant sitting on a mat or raft and sometimes leading into a pool at the bottom.
WATER SLIDES, noun. Plural of water slide
WATER SNAKE, noun. A snake that reside in, or spend a lot of time in, fresh water
WATER SOFTENER, noun. A device which reduces the calcium and magnesium concentration of hard water by passing it through an ion exchange resin.
WATER SOFTENERS, noun. Plural of water softener
WATER SOFTENING, noun. The removal of calcium and magnesium ions from water, or their replacement with sodium, either by chemical reaction or by ion exchange.
WATER SOUCHIES, noun. Plural of water souchy
WATER SOUCHY, noun. (cookery) A dish consisting of small fish stewed and served in a little water.
WATER SPANIEL, noun. A large breed of spaniel used in hunting waterfowl
WATER SPEEDWELL, noun. A kind of speedwell found in wet places in Europe and America, Veronica anagallis-aquatica.
WATER SPIDER, noun. Diving bell spider
WATER SPIDERS, noun. Plural of water spider
WATER SPINACH, noun. Ipomoea aquatica, a green leafy vegetable used as a food in several cuisines of East and Southeast Asia
WATER SPORT, noun. Alternative spelling of watersport
WATER SPORTS, noun. Plural of water sport
WATER SPOT, noun. An area of mineral deposits left behind after a wet object dried in the air.
WATER SPOUT, noun. Alternative spelling of waterspout
WATER STOP, noun. (sports) A place where an athlete can take a break and drink water.
WATER STRIDER, noun. Any of a number of predatory insects in the family Gerridae, which rely on surface tension to walk on top of water.
WATER STRIDERS, noun. Plural of water strider
WATER TABLE, noun. (geology) The level, underground, below which the ground is saturated with water
WATER TABLES, noun. Plural of water table
WATER TANK, noun. A container for storing water.
WATER TANKS, noun. Plural of water tank
WATER TAP, noun. A spout connected to a socket to provide water from the main water supply.
WATER TAPS, noun. Plural of water tap
WATER TAXI, noun. (nautical) A small boat that can transport small groups of passengers for a fee
WATER TAXIS, noun. Plural of water taxi
WATER TELESCOPE, noun. A telescope in which the medium between the objective and the eyepiece is water instead of air, used in some experiments involving aberration.
WATER TELESCOPE, noun. A telescope devised for looking into a body of water.
WATER TELESCOPES, noun. Plural of water telescope
WATER TENDER, noun. A specialized firefighting apparatus designed for transporting water from a water source, such as a lake or hydrant, to a fire scene.
WATER TENDER, noun. (US) (naval) (historical) A first-class petty officer in charge in a fireroom, who supplies the boilers with water, sees that fires are properly cleaned and stoked, etc.
WATER TENDERS, noun. Plural of water tender
WATER TICK, noun. A water mite.
WATER TICKS, noun. Plural of water tick
WATER TO ONE'S MILL, noun. (idiomatic) Whatever energizes or stimulates one.
WATER TOWER, noun. A large tank of water, in an elevated position, acting as a local reservoir; water is pumped into the tank and fed by gravity to the consumers.
WATER TOWER, noun. (archaic) A large metal pipe made to be extended vertically by sections, and used for discharging water upon burning buildings.
WATER TOWERS, noun. Plural of water tower
WATER TUNNEL, noun. A facility, comparable to a wind tunnel, in which an underwater component may be tested in a controlled flow of water.
WATER TUNNEL, noun. A tunnel used to transport water.
WATER TURBINE, noun. A device that converts the energy of moving water, usually at a dam into rotary motion, usually used to make electricity.
WATER TURBINES, noun. Plural of water turbine
WATER TURKEY, noun. The anhinga, or American snakebird.
WATER TURKEYS, noun. Plural of water turkey
WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE, noun. (idiomatic) Something in the past that cannot be controlled or undone, but must be accepted, forgiven, or forgotten.
WATER VAPOR, noun. Water in a gaseous state, especially when diffused in the atmosphere
WATER VAPOR, noun. Steam
WATER VAPOR PRESSURE, noun. (physics) The saturation vapor pressure of water.
WATER VAPORS, noun. Plural of water vapor
WATER VAPOUR, noun. Alternative spelling of water vapor
WATER VAPOURS, noun. Plural of water vapour
WATER VOLE, noun. Any of three Old World vole species: the European water vole, Arvicola amphibius (formerly Arvicola terrestris, the montane water vole (Arvicola scherman), or the southwestern water vole, Arvicola sapidus.
WATER VOLE, noun. The North American rodent Microtus richardsoni, which closely resembles the vole.
WATER VOLES, noun. Plural of water vole
WATER WHEEL, noun. A wheel, propelled by running or falling water, used to power machinery.
WATER WHEEL, noun. A wheel with buckets used to raise water.
WATER WHEELS, noun. Plural of water wheel
WATER WHITE, adjective. (of a liquid) colourless and transparent like pure water
WATER WILLOW, noun. Any of a group of aquatic plants of the Americas in the genus Justicia, with long willow-like leaves and spikes of small purplish flowers.
WATER WILLOWS, noun. Plural of water willow
WATER WING, noun. One of a pair of inflatable plastic bands, normally worn on the upper arms, to help a wearer float in water and learn to swim.
WATER WING, noun. (archaic) (architecture) One of two walls built on either side of the junction of a bridge with the bank of a river, to protect the abutment of the bridge and the bank from the action of the current.
WATER WINGS, noun. Plural of water wing
WATER WITCH, noun. The dabchick.
WATER WITCH, noun. (UK) (dialect) The stormy petrel.
WATER WITCHES, noun. Plural of water witch
WATER WITCHING, noun. The practice of dowsing.
WATER WORKS, noun. The system of supplying clean water to domestic and business properties; typically, water will be taken from a source, purified, pumped to local water towers or other reservoirs and then gravity-fed to the consumer
WATER WORKS, noun. (informal) tears
WATER YEAR, noun. (hydrology) The timespan between October 1 and September 30 of the next year.
WATER, noun. 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.
WATER, noun. 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".
WATER, noun. Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).
WATER, noun. 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".
WATER, noun. Liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water".
WATER, noun. A liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; "he asked for a drink of water".
WATER, verb. Supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; "Water the fields".
WATER, verb. Provide with water; "We watered the buffalo".
WATER, verb. Secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered".
WATER, verb. Fill with tears; "His eyes were watering".
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.