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Definition of Water


  1. The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc.
  2. A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or other collection of water.
  3. Any liquid secretion, humor, or the like, resembling water; esp., the urine.
  4. A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance; as, ammonia water.
  5. 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.
  6. A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc. See Water, v. t., 3, Damask, v. t., and Damaskeen.
  7. 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."
  8. To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers.
  9. To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to drink; as, to water cattle and horses.
  10. 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., 6.
  11. To add water to (anything), thereby extending the quantity or bulk while reducing the strength or quality; to extend; to dilute; to weaken.
  12. To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water.
  13. To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to water.

Water Quotations

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
Mitch Hedberg

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
Christopher Morley

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me - like food or water.
Ray Charles

Our world is one of terrible contradictions. Plenty of food, but one billion people go hungry. Lavish lifestyles for a few, but poverty for too many others. Huge advances in medicine while mothers die every day in childbirth, and children die every day from drinking dirty water. Billions spent on weapons to kill people instead of keeping them safe.
Ban Ki-moon
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Water Translations

water in Afrikaans is water
water in Danish is vand
water in Dutch is water
water in Finnish is vesi
water in French is arrosez, coulage, arrosons, arroser, eau, flotte
water in German is Wasser
water in Italian is diluviare, annaffiare, acqua, bagnare
water in Latin is aqua
water in Norwegian is vann
water in Spanish is acuatico, agua, fundir
water in Swedish is bevattna, vatten, vattna
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