HyperDic: body_of_water

English > 1 sense of the expression body of water:
NOUNobjectbody of water, waterthe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
English > body of water: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean).
Synonymwater
CategorylakeA body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
oceanA large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
riverA large natural stream of water (larger / larger than a creek)
Part ofhydrosphereThe watery layer of the earth's surface
surface, Earth's surfaceThe outermost level of the land or sea
NarrowerbackwaterA body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam
bay, embaymentAn indentation of a shoreline larger / larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
channelA deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger / larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
drinkAny large deep body of water
estuaryThe wide part of a river where it nears the sea
flowageA body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area
ford, crossingA shallow area in a stream that can be forded
gulfAn arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land
high sea, international watersThe open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
inlet, recessAn arm off of a larger / larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
lakeA body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
main, brinyAny very large body of (salt) water
mid-waterThe water that is well below the surface but also well above the bottom
oceanA large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
offingThe part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area
polynyaA stretch of open water surrounded by ice (especially in Arctic seas)
pool, puddleA small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid / liquid
seaA division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
seven seasAn informal expression for all of the oceans of the world
shoal, shallowA stretch of shallow water
soundA large ocean inlet or deep bay
stream, watercourseA natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
territorial watersThe waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction
waterfall, fallsA steep descent of the water of a river
waterwayA navigable body of water
BroaderthingA separate and self-contained entity
Substanceswater, H2Obinary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid / liquid
Catalanaigua, massa d'aigua
Spanishagua, masa de agua
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