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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

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

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
John Lubbock

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

This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is.
Dennis Rodman

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. - W. H. Auden
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
W. H. Auden
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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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