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Water 1Definition: The fluid which
descends from the
clouds in rain, and which
forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc.
Water 2Definition: A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or other collection of water.
Water 3Definition: Any liquid secretion, humor, or the like, resembling water;
esp., the urine.
Water 4Definition: A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance; as, ammonia water.
Water 5Definition: 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.
Water 6Definition: A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk,
metals, etc. See Water, v. t., Damask, v. t., and Damaskeen.
Water 7Definition: 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."
Water 8Definition: To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water
Water 9Definition: To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to drink; as, to water cattle and
Water 10Definition: 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.,
Water 11Definition: To add water to (anything), thereby extending the quantity or bulk while reducing the strength or quality; to extend; to dilute; to weaken.
Water 12Definition: To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his
eyes began to water.
Water 13Definition: To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to water.
water 14Definition: 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 15Definition: a fluid necessary for the life of most
plants; "he asked for a drink of water"
water 16Definition: 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 17Definition: binary compound that
occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid;
freezes into ice below
degrees centigrade and
degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
water 18Definition: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
water 19Definition: liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water"
water 20Definition: secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered"
water 21Definition: supply with water, as with channels or ditches or
streams; "Water the fields"
water 22Definition: fill with tears; "His eyes were watering"
water 23Definition: provide with water; "We watered the buffalo"