HyperDic: water

English > 10 senses of the word water:
NOUNsubstancewater, H2Obinary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid / liquid
objectwater, body of waterthe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
substancewateronce thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
artifactwater, water system, water supplya facility that provides a source of water
substancewater, urine, piss, pee, piddle, weeweeliquid excretory product
foodwatera liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants
VERBchangewater, irrigatesupply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams
possessionwaterprovide with water
bodywatersecrete or form water, as tears or saliva
changewaterfill with tears
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English > water: 10 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningbinary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid / liquid; freezes / freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent.
SynonymH2O
Narrowerbath waterwater used for a bath
bilge, bilge waterwater accumulated in the bilge of a ship
dishwaterwater in which dishes and cooking utensils are washed
distilled waterwater that has been purified by distillation
fresh water, freshwaterwater that is not salty
ground water, spring water, well waterunderground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks
hard waterwater that contains mineral salts (as calcium and magnesium ions) that limit the formation of lather with soap
holy waterwater that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic purification
limewatersolution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid
meltwatermelted snow or ice
seawater, saltwater, brinewater containing salts
slushpartially melted snow
soft waterwater that is not hard (does not contain mineral salts that interfere with the formation of lather with soap)
tap waterwater directly from the spigot
water of crystallization, water of crystallisation, water of hydrationThe water present in hydrated compounds
Broaderbinary compoundchemical compound composed of only two elements
liquidfluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
Substance ofbody of water, waterThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
ice, water icewater frozen / frozen in the solid state
ice crystal, snow mist, diamond dust, poudrin, ice needle, frost snow, frost mistsmall crystals of ice
perspiration, sweat, sudorsalty fluid secreted by sweat glands
snowflake, flakeA crystal of snow
tear, teardropA drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
Substanceshydrogen, H, atomic number 1A nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas
oxygen, O, atomic number 8A nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas
Catalanaigua, H2O
Spanishagua, H2O
Adjectivesaquaticrelating to or consisting of or being in water
aqueoussimilar to or containing or dissolved in water
hydraulicmoved or operated or effected by liquid (water or oil)
wateryrelating to or resembling or consisting of water
wateryfilled with water
Verbswatersupply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams
waterprovide with water
English > water: 10 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean).
Examples
  • "they invaded our territorial waters"
  • "they were sitting by the water's edge"
Synonymbody of water
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
English > water: 10 senses > noun 3, substance
MeaningOnce thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).
BroaderelementOne of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Catalanaigua
Spanishagua
English > water: 10 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA facility that provides a source of water.
Examples
  • "the town debated the purification of the water supply"
  • "first you have to cut off the water"
Synonymswater system, water supply
Part ofinfrastructure, baseThe stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
Partsreservoir, artificial lake, man-made lakelake used to store water for community use
water mainmain (a pipe or conduit) for conveying water
Broaderfacility, installationA building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
Catalanaigua, sistema d'aigües
Spanishagua
English > water: 10 senses > noun 5, substance
Meaningliquid excretory product.
Example "the child had to make water"
Synonymsurine, piss, pee, piddle, weewee
Broaderbody waste, excretion, excreta, excrement, excretory productwaste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
Catalanorina, orins, pipí, pixats
Spanishmeado, orina, orines, orín, pipí, pis
English > water: 10 senses > noun 6, food
MeaningA liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants.
Example"he asked for a drink of water"
Narrowerbranch waterpure natural water from a stream or brook
drinking waterwater suitable for drinking
spring waterwater from a spring
Broaderfood, nutrientAny substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
liquidA substance that is liquid / liquid at room temperature and pressure
nutrientAny substance (such as a chemical element or inorganic compound) that can be taken in by a green plant and used in organic synthesis
Catalanaigua, H2O
Spanishagua, H2O
English > water: 10 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningSupply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Water the fields"
Synonymirrigate
NarrowerflushCause to flow or flood with or as if with water
hose, hose downwater with a hose
hushRun water over the ground to erode (soil) , revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals
BroaderwetCause to become wet
Catalanregar
Spanishregar
Nounswaterbinary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid / liquid
waterersomeone who waters plants or crops
wateringwetting with water
English > water: 10 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningProvide with water.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"We watered the buffalo"
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Nounswaterbinary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid / liquid
watereran assistant who supplies drinking water
waterersomeone who waters plants or crops
English > water: 10 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningsecrete or form water, as tears or saliva.
PatternSomething ----s
Examples
  • "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"
  • "His eyes watered"
Broadersecrete, releasegenerate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
Catalanllagrimejar, salivar
English > water: 10 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningFill with tears.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"His eyes were watering"
Broaderfill, fill upBecome full
Nounswateringshedding tears
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