1. [ noun ] (chemistry) 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
Synonyms: H2O
Related terms: liquid liquid binary_compound seawater ground_water distilled_water dishwater drinking_water bilge limewater slush bath_water meltwater fresh_water soft_water hard_water water_of_crystallization tap_water holy_water body_of_water ice perspiration tear snowflake dewdrop ice_crystal oxygen hydrogen
2. [ noun ] (geography) the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
Synonyms: body_of_water

"they invaded our territorial waters" "they were sitting by the water's edge"

Related terms: object entity thing sea stream ocean bay lake cove channel waterfall gulf estuary high_sea waterway pool territorial_waters mid-water deep offing main channel shoal drink flowage backwater ford seven_seas sound territorial_water surface hydrosphere river ocean lake
3. [ noun ] facility that provides a source of water
Synonyms: water_supply water_system

"the town debated the purification of the water supply" "first you have to cut off the water"

Related terms: facility infrastructure water_main reservoir
4. [ verb ] pour water on
Synonyms: irrigate

"Water the lawn"

Related terms: wet flush syringe hush hose irrigation watering
5. [ noun ] (archaic) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
Related terms: element archaism
6. [ verb ] secrete or form water, as tears or saliva

: "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner" "His eyes watered"

Related terms: secrete
7. [ verb ] provide with water

: "We watered the buffalo"

Related terms: supply
8. [ noun ] (biology) salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
Synonyms: sweat perspiration sudor hidrosis diaphoresis

"sweat poured off his brow"

Related terms: secretion sweat
9. [ noun ] liquid excretory product
Synonyms: urine piddle pee weewee piss

"there was blood in his urine" "the child had to make water"

Related terms: body_waste make
10. [ verb ] fill with tears

"His eyes were watering"

Related terms: fill lacrimation
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 25911
12. [ noun ] (food) a fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants

"he asked for a drink of water"

Related terms: food drinking_water spring_water branch_water
13. [ noun ] (biology,anatomy) saline fluid secreted by lacrimal glands; lubricates the surface of the eyeball
Synonyms: lachrymal_secretion lacrimal_secretion
Related terms: secretion tear
Similar spelling:   watery