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Acidulous mineral waters

  • such as contain carbonic anhydride.
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american water ouzel

  • noun a water ouzel of western North America
    Cinclus mexicanus.
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american water shrew

  • noun water shrew of North America
    Sorex palustris.
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american water spaniel

  • noun breed of medium-sized spaniels originating in America having chocolate or liver-colored curly coat
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ammonia water

  • noun a water solution of ammonia
    ammonium hydroxide; ammonia.
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Angel water

  • a perfumed liquid made at first chiefly from angelica; afterwards containing rose, myrtle, and orange-flower waters, with ambergris, etc. Obs.
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apollinaris water

A*pol`li*na"ris wa"ter
Definitions
  1. An effervescing alkaline mineral water used as a table beverage. It is obtained from a spring in Apollinarisburg, near Bonn.
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aquarius the water bearer

  • noun the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18
    Aquarius the Water Bearer; Aquarius.
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banded water snake

  • noun in some classifications placed in the genus Nerodia; western United States snake that seldom ventures far from water
    Nerodia sipedon; banded water snake; Natrix sipedon.
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Barley water

  • noun used to feed infants
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  • a decoction of barley, used in medicine, as a nutritive and demulcent.
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bath water

  • noun water used for a bath
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Between wind and water

  • (Naut.), in that part of a ship's side or bottom which is frequently brought above water by the rolling of the ship, or fluctuation of the water's surface. Hence, colloquially, (as an injury to that part of a vessel, in an engagement, is particularly dangerous) the vulnerable part or point of anything.
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Bilge water

  • noun water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
    bilge.
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  • (Naut.), water which collects in the bilge or bottom of a ship or other vessel. It is often allowed to remain till it becomes very offensive.
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blow out of the water

  • verb surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
    take aback; shock; ball over; floor.
    • I was floored when I heard that I was promoted
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Blue water

  • the open ocean.
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body of water

  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge
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boiling water reactor

  • noun a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; the water boils in the reactor core and the steam produced can drive a steam turbine
    BWR.
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bottled water

  • noun drinking water (often spring water) that is put into bottles and offered for sale
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branch water

  • noun pure natural water from a stream or brook; often distinguished from soda water
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break water

  • verb show the fins above the water while swimming
    fin.
    • The sharks were finning near the surface
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carbonated water

  • noun effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide
    seltzer; soda water; club soda; carbonated water.
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chinese water chestnut

  • noun Chinese sedge yielding edible bulb-shaped tubers
    Eleocharis dulcis; Chinese water chestnut.
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chlorine water

  • noun an aqueous solution of chlorine used as a bleaching agent
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Clary water

  • a composition of clary flowers with brandy, etc., formerly used as a cardiac.
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coconut water

  • noun clear to whitish fluid from within a fresh coconut
    coconut milk.
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cold water

  • noun disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation
    • she poured cold water on the whole idea of going to Africa
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cold-water flat

  • noun an apartment without modern conveniences
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cologne water

  • noun a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
    cologne; eau de cologne.
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come hell or high water

  • adverb in spite of all obstacles
    no matter what happens; whatever may come.
    • we'll go to Tibet come hell or high water
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common water snake

  • noun in some classifications placed in the genus Nerodia; western United States snake that seldom ventures far from water
    Nerodia sipedon; banded water snake; Natrix sipedon.
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Congress water

  • a saline mineral water from the Congress spring at Saratoga, in the State of New York.
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Dead water

  • (Naut.), the eddy water closing in under a ship's stern when sailing.
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deep water

  • noun serious trouble
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deep-water

  • adjective satellite of or carried on in waters of great depth
    • a deep-water port
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Deep-water sculpin

  • the sea raven.
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distilled water

  • noun water that has been purified by distillation
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Dragon water

  • a medicinal remedy very popular in the earlier half of the 17th century. "Dragon water may do good upon him." Randolph (1640).
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drinking water

  • noun water suitable for drinking
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egyptian water lily

  • noun white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians
    lotus; white lotus; Nymphaea lotus; white lily.
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ethel waters

  • noun United States actress and singer (1896-1977)
    Waters.
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european water ouzel

  • noun a water ouzel of Europe
    Cinclus aquaticus.
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european water shrew

  • noun widely distributed Old World water shrew
    Neomys fodiens.
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Feed water

  • water supplied to a steam boiler, etc.
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Fennel water

  • (Med.), the distilled water of fennel seed. It is stimulant and carminative.
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Fire water

  • ardent spirits; so called by the American Indians.
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First water

  • noun the highest quality gems
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  • the highest quality or purest luster; said of gems, especially of diamond and pearls.
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florida water rat

  • noun of Florida wetlands
    round-tailed muskrat; Neofiber alleni.
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fragrant water lily

  • noun a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions
    Nymphaea odorata; pond lily; fragrant water lily.
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fresh water

  • noun water that is not salty
    freshwater.
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fresh-water

Fresh"-wa`ter adjective
Definitions
  1. Of, pertaining to, or living in, water not salt; as, fresh-water geological deposits; a fresh-water fish; fresh-water mussels.
  2. Accustomed to sail on fresh water only; unskilled as a seaman; as, a fresh-water sailor.
  3. Unskilled; raw. Colloq. "Fresh-water soldiers." Knolles.
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Fresh-water oyster

  • (Zoöl.), any species of the genus Etheria, and allied genera, found in rivers of Africa and South America. They are irregular in form, and attach themselves to rocks like oysters, but they have a pearly interior, and are allied to the fresh-water mussels.
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Fresh-water polyp

  • the hydra.
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Gas water

  • water through which gas has been passed for purification; called also gas liquor and ammoniacal water, and used for the manufacture of sal ammoniac, carbonate of ammonia, and Prussian blue. Tomlinson.
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giant water bug

  • noun large water bug with piercing and sucking mouthparts; feeds on young fishes
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Great water crowfoot

  • an American water plant (Ranunculus multifidus), having deep yellow flowers.
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greater water parsnip

  • noun large stout white-flowered perennial found wild in shallow fresh water; Europe
    Sium latifolium.
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ground water

  • noun underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks
    ground water; spring water.
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Gum water

  • a solution of gum, esp. of gum arabic, in water.
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Hard water

  • noun water that contains mineral salts (as calcium and magnesium ions) that limit the formation of lather with soap
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  • water, which contains lime or some mineral substance rendering it unfit for washing. See Hardness, 3. -
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heavy water

  • noun water containing a substantial proportion of deuterium atoms, used in nuclear reactors
    deuterium oxide.
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hemlock water dropwort

  • noun European poisonous herb having tuberous roots, yellow juice that stains the skin, yellow flowers and foliage resembling celery; all parts extremely poisonous
    Oenanthe crocata; hemlock water dropwort.
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High water

  • noun the tide when the water is highest
    highwater; high tide.
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  • the utmost flow or greatest elevation of the tide; also, the time of such elevation.
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High-water mark

  • noun a line marking the highest level reached
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  • . (a) That line of the seashore to which the waters ordinarily reach at high water. (b) A mark showing the highest level reached by water in a river or other body of fresh water, as in time of freshet.
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High-water shrub

  • (Bot.), a composite shrub (Iva frutescens), growing in salt marshes along the Atlantic coast of the United States.
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hold water

  • verb resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
    stand up; hold up.
    • Her shoes won't hold up
    • This theory won't hold water
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Holy water

  • noun water that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic purification
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  • (Gr. & R. C. Churches), water which has been blessed by the priest for sacred purposes.
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Holy-water stoup

  • the stone stoup or font placed near the entrance of a church, as a receptacle for holy water.
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Horizontal water wheel

  • a water wheel in which the axis is vertical, the buckets or floats revolving in a horizontal plane, as in most turbines.
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hot water

  • noun a dangerous or distressing predicament
    • his views on race got him into political hot water
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hot water plant

  • noun any plant of the genus Achimenes having showy bell-shaped flowers that resemble gloxinias
    achimenes.
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hot-water bag

  • noun a stoppered receptacle (usually made of rubber) that is to be filled with hot water and used for warming a bed or parts of the body
    hot-water bag.
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hot-water bottle

  • noun a stoppered receptacle (usually made of rubber) that is to be filled with hot water and used for warming a bed or parts of the body
    hot-water bag.
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hot-water heater

  • noun a heater and storage tank to supply heated water
    hot-water tank; hot-water heater.
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hot-water tank

  • noun a heater and storage tank to supply heated water
    hot-water tank; hot-water heater.
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Hungary water

  • a distilled "water," made from dilute alcohol aromatized with rosemary flowers, etc.
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Ice water

  • noun water served ice-cold or with ice
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  • . (a) Water cooled by ice. (b) Water formed by the melting of ice.
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In hot water

  • (Fig.), in trouble; in difficulties. Colloq.
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Inch of water

  • a unit of measure of quantity of water, being the quantity which will flow through an orifice one inch square, or a circular orifice one inch in diameter, in a vertical surface, under a stated constant head; also called miner's inch, and water inch. The shape of the orifice and the head vary in different localities. In the Western United States, for hydraulic mining, the standard aperture is square and the head from 4 to 9 inches above its center. In Europe, for experimental hydraulics, the orifice is usually round and the head from 112 of an inch to 1 inch above its top.
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international waters

  • noun the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
    high sea.
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irish water spaniel

  • noun breed of large spaniels developed in Ireland having a heavy coat of liver-colored curls and a topknot of long curls and a nearly hairless tail
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javel water

  • noun an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite
    Javel water; eau de Javelle.
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javelle water

  • noun an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite
    Javel water; eau de Javelle.
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Laurel water

  • water distilled from the fresh leaves of the cherry laurel, and containing prussic acid and other products carried over in the process.
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Lavender water

  • a perfume composed of alcohol, essential oil of lavender, essential oil of bergamot, and essence of ambergris.
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lithia water

  • noun mineral water containing lithium salts
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Load line, ∨ Load water line

  • (Naut.), the line on the outside of a vessel indicating the depth to which it sinks in the water when loaded.
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Low water

  • noun the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tide
    low tide.
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  • . (a) The lowest point of the ebb tide; a low stage of the in a river, lake, etc. (b) (Steam Boiler) The condition of an insufficient quantity of water in the boiler.
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Low water alarm ∨ indicator

  • (Steam Boiler), a contrivance of various forms attached to a boiler for giving warning when the water is low.
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Low water mark

  • that part of the shore to which the waters recede when the tide is the lowest. Bouvier.
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low-water mark

  • noun an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything
    nadir.
  • noun a line marking the lowest level reached
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make water

  • verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; spend a penny; wee; piddle; micturate; pee-pee; make; make water; relieve oneself; take a leak; pee; urinate; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug
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making water

  • noun a euphemism for urination
    leak; making water; wetting.
    • he had to take a leak
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mediterranean water shrew

  • noun a type of water shrew
    Neomys anomalus.
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mid-water

  • noun the water that is well below the surface but also well above the bottom
    • many marine fishes inhabit the mid-waters
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Mineral water

  • noun water naturally or artificially impregnated with mineral salts or gasses; often effervescent; often used therapeutically
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  • waters which are so impregnated with foreign ingredients, such as gaseous, sulphureous, and saline substances, as to give them medicinal properties, or a particular flavor or temperature.
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Mother water

  • . See Mother liquor (above).
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mouth-watering

  • adjective satellite pleasing to the sense of taste
    savory; savoury.
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napha water

Na"pha wa`ter
Etymology
Sp. nafa, from Ar. napha odor.
Definitions
  1. A perfume distilled from orange flowers.
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narrow-leaved water plantain

  • noun a variety of water plantain
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non-water-soluble

  • adjective satellite not soluble in water
    non-water-soluble.
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oil-water interface

  • noun an interface forming the boundary between the non-miscible liquids oil and water
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pass water

  • verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; spend a penny; wee; piddle; micturate; pee-pee; make; make water; relieve oneself; take a leak; pee; urinate; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug
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passing water

  • noun a euphemism for urination
    leak; making water; wetting.
    • he had to take a leak
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pour cold water on

  • verb be discouraging or negative about
    pour cold water on.
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pressurized water reactor

  • noun a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; the steam produced can drive a steam turbine
    PWR.
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Quick water

  • quicksilver water.
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Quicksilver water

  • a solution of mercury nitrate used in artificial silvering; quick water.
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quinine water

  • noun lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
    tonic; quinine water.
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Rain water

  • water that has fallen from the clouds in rain.
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Red water

  • noun a disease of cattle; characterized by hematuria
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  • a disease in cattle, so called from an appearance like blood in the urine.
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ribbon-leaved water plantain

  • noun a variety of water plantain
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Rice water

  • a drink for invalids made by boiling a small quantity of rice in water.
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Rice-water discharge

  • (Med.), a liquid, resembling rice water in appearance, which is vomited, and discharged from the bowels, in cholera.
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rose water

  • noun perfume consisting of water scented with oil of roses
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Rose" wa`ter
Definitions
  1. Water tinctured with roses by distillation.
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rose-water

Rose"-wa`ter adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the odor of rose water; hence, affectedly nice or delicate; sentimental. "Rose-water philantropy." Carlyle.
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rough water

  • noun used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
    choppiness; roughness.
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Salt water

  • water impregnated with salt, as that of the ocean and of certain seas and lakes; sometimes, also tears.
    Mine eyes are full of tears, I can not see; And yet salt water blinds them not so much But they can see a sort of traitors here. Shak.
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Salt-water sailor

  • an ocean mariner.
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Salt-water tailor

  • . (Zoöl.) See Bluefish.
  • (Zoöl.), the bluefish. Local, U.S. Bartlett.
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Seidlitz water

  • a natural water from Seidlitz, containing magnesium, sodium, calcium, and potassium sulphates, with calcium carbonate and a little magnesium chloride. It is used as an aperient.
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selters water

Sel"ters wa"ter
Definitions
  1. A mineral water from Sellers, in the district of Nassan, Germany, containing much free carbonic acid.
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seltzer water

Selt"zer wa"ter
Definitions
  1. See Selters water.
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sewer water

  • noun water mixed with waste matter
    effluent; wastewater.
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Slack water

  • noun a stretch of water without current or movement
    slack.
    • suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless
  • noun the occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the (low) tide
    slack tide.
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  • the time when the tide runs slowly, or the water is at rest; or the interval between the flux and reflux of the tide.
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Slack-water navigation

  • navigation in a stream the depth of which has been increased, and the current diminished, by a dam or dams.
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Soda water

  • noun effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide
    seltzer; soda water; club soda; carbonated water.
  • noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    tonic; soda pop; pop; soda.
    • in New England they call sodas tonics
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  • originally, a beverage consisting of a weak solution of sodium bicarbonate, with some acid to cause effervescence; now, in common usage, a beverage consisting of water highly charged with carbon dioxide (carbonic acid). Fruit sirups, cream, etc., are usually added to give flavor. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
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Soft water

  • noun water that is not hard (does not contain mineral salts that interfere with the formation of lather with soap)
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  • water not impregnated with lime or mineral salts.
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sparkling water

  • noun effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide
    seltzer; soda water; club soda; carbonated water.
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spotted water hemlock

  • noun tall biennial water hemlock of northeastern North America having purple-spotted stems and clusters of extremely poisonous tuberous roots resembling small sweet potatoes
    spotted hemlock; spotted cowbane.
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spring water

  • noun underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks
    ground water; spring water.
  • noun water from a spring
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spurn-water

Spurn"-wa`ter noun
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) A channel at the end of a deck to restrain the water.
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strong-water

Strong"-wa`ter noun
Definitions
  1. An acid. Obs.
  2. Distilled or ardent spirits; intoxicating liquor.
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sugar water

  • noun water sweetened with sugar
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surfeit-water

Sur"feit-wa`ter noun
Definitions
  1. Water for the cure of surfeits. Obs. Locke.
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tail-water

Tail"-wa`ter noun
Definitions
  1. Water in a tailrace.
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take in water

  • verb take in water at the bilge
    bilge.
    • the tanker bilged
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take water

  • verb enter the water
    • the wild ducks took water
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tap water

  • noun water directly from the spigot
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Tar water

  • . (a) A cold infusion of tar in water, used as a medicine. (b) The ammoniacal water of gas works.
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territorial waters

  • noun the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction
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The mouth waters

  • a phrase denoting that a person or animal has a longing desire for something, since the sight of food often causes one who is hungry to have an increased flow of saliva.
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throw cold water on

  • verb be discouraging or negative about
    pour cold water on.
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Tide water

  • water affected by the flow of the tide; hence, broadly, the seaboard.
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To back water

  • (Naut.), to reverse the action of the oars, paddles, or propeller, so as to force the boat or ship backward.
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To cast the water

  • (Med.), to examine the urine for signs of disease. Obs..
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To hold water

  • . (a) Literally, to retain water without leaking; hence (Fig.), to be whole, sound, consistent, without gaps or holes; commonly used in a negative sense; as, his statements will not hold water. Collog. (b) (Naut.) To hold the oars steady in the water, thus checking the headway of a boat.
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To keep one's head above water

  • to keep afloat; fig., to avoid failure or sinking in the struggles of life. Colloq.
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To make foul water

  • to sail in such shallow water that the ship's keel stirs the mud at the bottom.
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To make water

  • . (a) (Naut.) To leak. (b) To urinate .
  • . (a) To pass urine. Swift. (b) (Naut.) To admit water; to leak.
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To water stock

  • to increase the capital stock of a company by issuing new stock, thus diminishing the value of the individual shares. Cf. Water, n., 7. Brokers' Cant
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toilet water

  • noun a perfumed liquid lighter than cologne
    eau de toilette.
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tonic water

  • noun lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
    tonic; quinine water.
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Treacle water

  • a compound cordial prepared in different ways from a variety of ingredients, as hartshorn, roots of various plants, flowers, juices of plants, wines, etc., distilled or digested with Venice treacle. It was formerly regarded as a medicine of great virtue. Nares.
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treading water

  • noun a stroke that keeps the head above water by thrashing the legs and arms
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u.s. waters

  • noun territorial waters included within a distance of 12 nautical miles of the coasts of the United States and its territories
    U.S. waters.
    • ships operating in United States waters must adhere to United States laws and regulations
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Under water

  • below the surface of the water.
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united states waters

  • noun territorial waters included within a distance of 12 nautical miles of the coasts of the United States and its territories
    U.S. waters.
    • ships operating in United States waters must adhere to United States laws and regulations
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vichy water

  • noun sparkling mineral water from springs at Vichy, France or water similar to it
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Vi"chy wa`ter
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  1. A mineral water found at Vichy, France. It is essentially an effervescent solution of sodium, calcium, and magnetism carbonates, with sodium and potassium chlorides; also, by extension, any artificial or natural water resembling in composition the Vichy water proper. Called also, colloquially, Vichy.
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water adder

Wa"ter ad"der
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) The water moccasin. (b) The common, harmless American water snake (Tropidonotus sipedon). See Illust. under Water Snake.
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water agrimony

Wa"ter ag"ri*mo*ny
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A kind of bur marigold (Bidens tripartita) found in wet places in Europe.
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water aloe

Wa"ter al"oe
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) See Water soldier.
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water antelope

Wa"ter an"te*lope
Definitions
  1. See Water buck.
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water arum

  • noun plant of wetlands and bogs of temperate regions having small greenish flowers partly enclosed in a white spathe and red berries
    Calla palustris; wild calla.
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Wa"ter a"rum
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  1. (Bot.) An aroid herb (Calla palustris) having a white spathe. It is an inhabitant of the north temperate zone.
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water avens

  • noun erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals
    purple avens; Geum rivale; Indian chocolate; chocolate root.
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water back

  • noun water heater consisting of a tank or pipes set at the back of a fireplace or in the firebox of a stove
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Wa"ter back`
Definitions
  1. See under 1st Back.
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water bailiff

Wa"ter bail"iff
Definitions
  1. An officer of the customs, whose duty it is to search vessels. Eng.
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water ballast

Wa"ter bal"last
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) Water confined in specially constructed compartments in a vessel's hold, to serve as ballast.
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water barometer

Wa"ter ba*rom"e*ter
Definitions
  1. (Physics) A barometer in which the changes of atmospheric pressure are indicated by the motion of a column of water instead of mercury. It requires a column of water about thirty-three feet in height.
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water bath

Wa"ter bath`
Definitions
  1. A device for regulating the temperature of anything subjected to heat, by surrounding the vessel containing it with another vessel containing water which can be kept at a desired temperature; also, a vessel designed for this purpose.
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water battery

Wa"ter bat"ter*y
Definitions
  1. (Elec.) A voltaic battery in which the exciting fluid is water.
  2. (Mil.) A battery nearly on a level with the water.
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water bear

Wa"ter bear`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any species of Tardigrada, 2. See Illust. of Tardigrada.
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water bearer

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius
    Aquarius.
  • noun the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18
    Aquarius the Water Bearer; Aquarius.
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water bed

  • noun a bed with a mattress made of strong plastic that is filled with water
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Wa"ter bed`
Definitions
  1. A kind of mattress made of, or covered with, waterproof fabric and filled with water. It is used in hospitals for bedridden patients. also used in some private homes.
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water beech

Wa"ter beech`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The American hornbeam. See Hornbeam.
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water beetle

  • noun any of numerous aquatic beetles usually having a smooth oval body and flattened hind legs for swimming
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Wa"ter bee"tle
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  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of aquatic beetles belonging to Dytiscus and allied genera of the family Dytiscidæ, and to various genera of the family Hydrophilidæ. These beetles swim with great agility, the fringed hind legs acting together like oars.
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water bellows

Wa"ter bel"lows
Definitions
  1. Same as Tromp.
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water birch

  • noun birch of western United States resembling the paper birch but having brownish bark
    Western paper birch; Betula fontinalis; mountain birch; swamp birch; Western birch.
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water bird

  • noun freshwater aquatic bird
    waterfowl; waterbird.
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Wa"ter bird`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any aquatic bird; a water fowl.
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water biscuit

  • noun a thin flour-and-water biscuit usually made without shortening; often served with cheese
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water bitternut

  • noun hickory of southern United States having many narrow leaflets and rather bitter nuts
    water bitternut; Carya aquatica; bitter pecan.
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water blackbird

Wa"ter black"*bird
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The European water ousel, or dipper.
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water blister

  • noun blister containing a nonpurulent clear watery content
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water boatman

  • noun carnivorous aquatic bug having paddle-like hind legs
    boat bug.
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Wa"ter boat`man
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A boat bug.
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water bottle

  • noun a bottle for holding water
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water boy

  • noun an assistant who supplies drinking water
    waterer.
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water brain

Wa"ter brain`
Definitions
  1. A disease of sheep; gid.
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water brash

Wa"ter brash`
Definitions
  1. (Med.) See under Brash.
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water breather

Wa"ter breath"er
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any arthropod that breathes by means of gills.
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water bridge

Wa"ter bridge`
Definitions
  1. (Steam Boilers) See Water table.
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water buck

Wa"ter buck`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A large, heavy antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) native of Central Africa. It frequents the banks of rivers and is a good swimmer. It has a white ring around the rump. Called also photomok, water antelope, and waterbok. ✍ The name is also applied to other related species, as the leche (Kobus leche), which has similar habits.
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water buffalo

  • noun an Asian buffalo that is often domesticated for use as a draft animal
    Bubalus bubalis; water buffalo; Asiatic buffalo.
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Wa"ter buf"fa*lo
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The European buffalo.
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water bug

  • noun a true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of water
  • noun small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest
    German cockroach; Croton bug; Blattella germanica; crotonbug.
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Wa"ter bug`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) The Croton bug. (b) Any one of numerous species of large, rapacious, aquatic, hemipterous insects belonging to Belostoma, Benacus, Zaitha, and other genera of the family Belostomatidæ. Their hind legs are long and fringed, and act like oars. Some of these insects are of great size, being among the largest existing Hemiptera. Many of them come out of the water and fly about at night.
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water butt

  • noun a butt set on end to contain water especially to store rainwater
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Wa"ter butt`
Definitions
  1. A large, open-headed cask, set up on end, to contain water. Dickens.
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water buttercup

  • noun plant of ponds and slow streams having submerged and floating leaves and white flowers; Europe and North America
    Ranunculus aquatilis; water buttercup.
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water cabbage

  • noun pantropical floating plant forming a rosette of wedge-shaped leaves; a widespread weed in rivers and lakes
    pistia; water cabbage; Pistia stratiotes; Pistia stratoites.
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water caltrop

  • noun a variety of water chestnut
    Trapa natans; Jesuits' nut.
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Wa"ter cal"trop
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The water chestnut.
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water can

Wa"ter can`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Any one of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; -- so called from the shape of the seed vessel. See Nuphar, and cf. Candock. Dr. Prior.
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water canker

Wa"ter can"ker
Definitions
  1. (Med.) See Canker, n., 1.
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water cannon

  • noun a hose (carried on a truck) that fires water under high pressure to disperse crowds (especially crowds of rioters)
    watercannon.
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water carpet

  • noun aquatic herb with yellowish flowers; central and western United States
    Chrysosplenium americanum; water carpet.
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water carriage

Wa"ter car"riage
Definitions
  1. Transportation or conveyance by water; means of transporting by water.
  2. A vessel or boat. Obs. Arbuthnot.
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water cart

  • noun cart with a tank for water (especially with fresh water for sale)
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Wa"ter cart`
Definitions
  1. A cart carrying water; esp., one carrying water for sale, or for sprinkling streets, gardens, etc.
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water cavy

Wa"ter ca"vy
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The capybara.
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water celery

Wa"ter cel"er*y
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A very acrid herb (Ranunculus sceleratus) growing in ditches and wet places; -- called also cursed crowfoot.
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water cell

Wa"ter cell`
Definitions
  1. A cell containing water; specifically (Zoöl.), one of the cells or chambers in which water is stored up in the stomach of a camel.
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water cement

Wa"ter ce*ment"
Definitions
  1. Hydraulic cement.
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water chestnut

  • noun a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
    caltrop; water chestnut.
  • noun Chinese sedge yielding edible bulb-shaped tubers
    Eleocharis dulcis; Chinese water chestnut.
  • noun edible bulbous tuber of a Chinese marsh plant
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Wa"ter chest"nut
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The fruit of Trapa natans and Trapa bicornis, Old World water plants bearing edible nutlike fruits armed with several hard and sharp points; also, the plant itself; -- called also water caltrop.
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water chestnut plant

  • noun a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
    caltrop; water chestnut.
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water chevrotain

  • noun largest chevrotain; of marshy areas of west Africa
    Hyemoschus aquaticus; water chevrotain.
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Wa"ter chev`ro*tain"
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A large West African chevrotain (Hyæmoschus aquaticus). It has a larger body and shorter legs than the other allied species. Called also water deerlet.
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water chicken

Wa"ter chick"en
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The common American gallinule.
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water chickweed

  • noun small Indian lettuce of northern regions
    Montia lamprosperma; blinking chickweed; blinks.
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Wa"ter chick"weed`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A small annual plant (Montia fontana) growing in wet places in southern regions.
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water chinquapin

  • noun water lily of eastern North America having pale yellow blossoms and edible globular nutlike seeds
    yanquapin; American lotus; Nelumbo lutea.
  • noun edible nutlike seeds of an American lotus having the flavor of a chinquapin
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Wa"ter chin"qua*pin
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The American lotus, and its edible seeds, which somewhat resemble chinquapins. Cf. Yoncopin.
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water chute

  • noun chute with flowing water down which toboggans and inner tubes and people slide into a pool
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water clock

  • noun clock that measures time by the escape of water
    water clock; clepsydra.
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Wa"ter clock`
Definitions
  1. An instrument or machine serving to measure time by the fall, or flow, of a certain quantity of water; a clepsydra.
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water closet

  • noun a toilet in Britain
    W.C.; loo; closet.
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water clover

  • noun water fern of Europe and Asia and the eastern United States distinguished by four leaflets resembling clover leaves
    Marsilea quadrifolia.
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water cock

Wa"ter cock`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A large gallinule (Gallicrex cristatus) native of Australia, India, and the East Indies. In the breeding season the male is black and has a fleshy red caruncle, or horn, on the top of its head. Called also kora.
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water color

Wa"ter col`or
Definitions
(Paint.)
  1. A color ground with water and gum or other glutinous medium; a color the vehicle of which is water; -- so called in distinction from oil color. ✍ It preserves its consistency when dried in a solid cake, which is used by rubbing off a portion on a moistened palette. Moist water colors are water colors kept in a semifluid or pasty state in little metal tubes or pans.
  2. A picture painted with such colors.
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water company

  • noun a public utility that provides water
    waterworks.
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water conservation

  • noun the conservation of water resources
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water cooler

  • noun a device for cooling and dispensing drinking water
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water course

Wa"ter course`
Definitions
  1. A stream of water; a river or brook. Isa. xliv. 4.
  2. A natural channel for water; also, a canal for the conveyance of water, especially in draining lands.
  3. (Law) A running stream of water having a bed and banks; the easement one may have in the flowing of such a stream in its accustomed course. A water course may be sometimes dry. Angell. Burrill.
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water craft

Wa"ter craft`
Definitions
  1. Any vessel or boat plying on water; vessels and boats, collectively.
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water crake

Wa"ter crake`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) The dipper. (b) The spotted crake (Porzana maruetta). See Illust. of Crake. (c) The swamp hen, or crake, of Australia.
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water crane

Wa"ter crane`
Definitions
  1. A goose-neck apparatus for supplying water from an elevated tank, as to the tender of a locomotive.
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water cress

Wa"ter cress`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A perennial cruciferous herb (Nasturtium officinale) growing usually in clear running or spring water. The leaves are pungent, and used for salad and as an antiscorbutic.
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water crow

Wa"ter crow`
Etymology
So called in allusion to its dark plumage.
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) The dipper. (b) The European coot.
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water crowfoot

  • noun plant of ponds and slow streams having submerged and floating leaves and white flowers; Europe and North America
    Ranunculus aquatilis; water buttercup.
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Wa"ter crow"foot`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) An aquatic kind of buttercup (Ranunculus aquatilis), used as food for cattle in parts of England.
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water cure

Wa"ter cure`
Definitions
  1. (Med.) Hydropathy.
  2. A hydropathic institution.
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water deck

Wa"ter deck`
Definitions
  1. A covering of painting canvas for the equipments of a dragoon's horse. Wilhelm.
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water deer

  • noun largest chevrotain; of marshy areas of west Africa
    Hyemoschus aquaticus; water chevrotain.
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Wa"ter deer`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) A small Chinese deer (Hydropotes inermis). Both sexes are destitute of antlers, but the male has large, descending canine tusks. (b) The water chevrotain.
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water deerlet

Wa"ter deer"let
Definitions
  1. See Water chevrotain.
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water development

  • noun making an area of water more useful
    water program; water development.
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water devil

Wa"ter dev"il
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The rapacious larva of a large water beetle (Hydrophilus piceus), and of other similar species. See Illust. of Water beetle.
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water dock

Wa"ter dock`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A tall, coarse dock growing in wet places. The American water dock is Rumex orbiculatus, the European is R. Hydrolapathum.
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water doctor

Wa"ter doc"tor
Definitions
  1. (Med.) (a) One who professes to be able to divine diseases by inspection of the urine. (b) A physician who treats diseases with water; an hydropathist.
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water dog

  • noun a person who enjoys being in or on the water
    water dog.
  • noun a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowl
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Wa"ter dog`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A dog accustomed to the water, or trained to retrieve waterfowl. Retrievers, waters spaniels, and Newfoundland dogs are so trained.
  2. (Zoöl.) The menobranchus.
  3. A small floating cloud, supposed to indicate rain.
  4. A sailor, esp. an old sailor; an old salt. Colloq.
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water down

  • verb make less strong or intense
    • water down the mixture
  • verb thin by adding water to
    • They watered down the moonshine
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water dragon

  • noun North American herbaceous perennial of wet places having slender curled racemes of small white flowers
    lizard's-tail; swamp lily; Saururus cernuus.
  • noun swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups
    May blob; kingcup; meadow bright; cowslip; Caltha palustris; marsh marigold.
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water drain

Wa"ter drain`
Definitions
  1. A drain or channel for draining off water.
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water drainage

Wa"ter drain"age
Definitions
  1. The draining off of water.
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water dressing

Wa"ter dress"ing
Definitions
  1. (Med.) The treatment of wounds or ulcers by the application of water; also, a dressing saturated with water only, for application to a wound or an ulcer.
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water dropwort

  • noun European poisonous herb having tuberous roots, yellow juice that stains the skin, yellow flowers and foliage resembling celery; all parts extremely poisonous
    Oenanthe crocata; hemlock water dropwort.
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Wa"ter drop"wort`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A European poisonous umbelliferous plant (Enanthe fistulosa) with large hollow stems and finely divided leaves.
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water eagle

Wa"ter ea"gle
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The osprey.
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water elder

Wa"ter el"der
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The guelder-rose.
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water elephant

Wa"ter el"e*phant
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The hippopotamus. R.
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water elm

  • noun Eurasian elm closely resembling the American elm; thrives in a moist environment
    Ulmus laevis.
  • noun large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America
    rock elm; Ulmus americana; American elm; white elm.
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water engine

Wa"ter en"gine
Definitions
  1. An engine to raise water; or an engine moved by water; also, an engine or machine for extinguishing fires; a fire engine.
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water faucet

  • noun a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
    water faucet; tap; hydrant.
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water feather

Wa"ter feath"er, Wa"ter feath"er-foil` (Also<
  • Water feather
  • Water feather-foil
)
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The water violet (Hottonia palustris); also, the less showy American plant H. inflata.
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water fennel

  • noun European poisonous herb with fibrous roots
    Oenanthe aquatica.
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water fern

  • noun ferns that grow in water
    aquatic fern.
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water filter

  • noun a filter to remove impurities from the water supply
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water finder

  • noun forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil
    dowsing rod; dowser; divining rod; waterfinder.
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water flag

Wa"ter flag`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A European species of Iris (Iris Pseudacorus) having bright yellow flowers.
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water flannel

Wa"ter flan"nel
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A floating mass formed in pools by the entangled filaments of a European fresh-water alga (Cladophora crispata).
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water flaxseed

  • noun cosmopolitan except South America and New Zealand and some oceanic islands
    Spirodela polyrrhiza; great duckweed.
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water flea

  • noun minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms
    cyclops.
  • noun minute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell; moves about like a flea by means of hairy branched antennae
    daphnia.
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Wa"ter flea`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of small aquatic Entomostraca belonging to the genera Cyclops, Daphnia, etc; -- so called because they swim with sudden leaps, or starts.
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water flounder

Wa"ter floun"der
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The windowpane (Pleuronectes maculatus). Local, U. S.
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water fountain

  • noun a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
    drinking fountain; bubbler.
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water fox

Wa"ter fox`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The carp; -- so called on account of its cunning. Walton.
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water frame

Wa"ter frame`
Definitions
  1. A name given to the first power spinning machine, because driven by water power.
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water furrow

Wa"ter fur"row
Definitions
  1. (Agric.) A deep furrow for conducting water from the ground, and keeping the surface soil dry.
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water gage

  • noun gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir
    water gauge; water gage.
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Wa"ter gage`
Definitions
  1. See Water gauge.
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water gall

Wa"ter gall`
Definitions
  1. A cavity made in the earth by a torrent of water; a washout.
  2. A watery appearance in the sky, accompanying the rainbow; a secondary or broken rainbow.
    These water galls, in her dim element, Foretell new storms to those already spent. Shak.
    False good news are [is] always produced by true good, like the water gall by the rainbow. Walpole.
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water gang

Wa"ter gang`
Definitions
  1. (O. E. Law) A passage for water, such as was usually made in a sea wall, to drain water out of marshes. Burrill.
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water gap

  • noun a pass in a mountain ridge through which a stream flows
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water gas

  • noun a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide with small amounts of other gases; made by blowing steam over hot coke or coal
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Wa"ter gas`
Definitions
  1. (Chem.) See under Gas.
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water gate

  • noun regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
    floodgate; head gate; sluicegate; penstock; sluice valve.
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Wa"ter gate`
Definitions
  1. A gate, or valve, by which a flow of water is permitted, prevented, or regulated.
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water gauge

  • noun gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir
    water gauge; water gage.
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Wa"ter gauge`
Definitions
  1. A wall or bank to hold water back. Craig.
  2. An instrument for measuring or ascertaining the depth or quantity of water, or for indicating the height of its surface, as in the boiler of a steam engine. See Gauge.
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water gavel

Wa"ter gav"el
Definitions
  1. (O. Eng. Law) A gavel or rent paid for a privilege, as of fishing, in some river or water.
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water germander

Wa"ter ger*man"der
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A labiate plant (Teucrium Scordium) found in marshy places in Europe.
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water gilding

Wa"ter gild"ing
Definitions
  1. The act, or the process, of gilding metallic surfaces by covering them with a thin coating of amalgam of gold, and then volatilizing the mercury by heat; -- called also wash gilding.
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water gillyflower

  • noun a featherfoil of the eastern United States with submerged spongy inflated flower stalks and white flowers
    American featherfoil; Hottonia inflata.
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water glass

  • noun a viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs
    soluble glass; sodium silicate.
  • noun a glass for drinking water
  • noun gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir
    water gauge; water gage.
  • noun clock that measures time by the escape of water
    water clock; clepsydra.
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Wa"ter glass`
Definitions
  1. (Chem.) See Soluble glass, under Glass.
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water god

Wa"ter god`
Definitions
  1. (Myth.) A fabulous deity supposed to dwell in, and preside over, some body of water.
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water gruel

Wa"ter gru"el
Definitions
  1. A liquid food composed of water and a small portion of meal, or other farinaceous substance, boiled and seasoned.
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water gum

  • noun columnar swamp tree of southeastern to midwestern North America yielding pale soft easily worked wood
    Nyssa aquatica.
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water gun

  • noun plaything consisting of a toy pistol that squirts water
    squirt gun; squirter; water gun.
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water hammer

  • noun the banging sound of steam in pipes
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Wa"ter ham"mer
Definitions
(Physics)
  1. A vessel partly filled with water, exhausted of air, and hermetically sealed. When reversed or shaken, the water being unimpeded by air, strikes the sides in solid mass with a sound like that of a hammer.
  2. A concussion, or blow, made by water in striking, as against the sides of a pipe or vessel containing it.
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water hare

Wa"ter hare
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A small American hare or rabbit (Lepus aquaticus) found on or near the southern coasts of the United States; -- called also water rabbit, and swamp hare.
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water hazard

  • noun hazard provided by ponds of water that the golfer must avoid
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water heater

  • noun a heater and storage tank to supply heated water
    hot-water tank; hot-water heater.
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water hemlock

  • noun tall erect highly poisonous Eurasiatic perennial herb locally abundant in marshy areas
    Cicuta verosa.
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Wa"ter hem"lock
Definitions
  1. (Bot) (a) A poisonous umbelliferous plant (Cicuta virosa) of Europe; also, any one of several plants of that genus. (b) A poisonous plant (Oenanthe crocata) resembling the above.
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water hemp

Wa"ter hemp`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) See under Hemp.
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water hen

  • noun a coot found in North America
    Fulica americana; marsh hen; mud hen; American coot.
  • noun any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
    marsh hen; swamphen; gallinule.
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Wa"ter hen`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any gallinule.
  2. (Zoöl.) The common American coot.
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water hickory

  • noun hickory of southern United States having many narrow leaflets and rather bitter nuts
    water bitternut; Carya aquatica; bitter pecan.
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water hog

Wa"ter hog`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The capybara.
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water hole

  • noun a natural hole or hollow containing water
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water horehound

  • noun aromatic perennial herb of United States
    Lycopus americanus.
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Wa"ter hore"hound`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Bugleweed.
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water horsetail

  • noun Eurasia; northern North America to Virginia
    Equisetum fluviatile; swamp horsetail.
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water hyacinth

  • noun a tropical floating aquatic plant having spikes of large blue flowers; troublesome in clogging waterways especially in southern United States
    Eichhornia spesiosa; water hyacinth; Eichhornia crassipes.
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Wa"ter hy"a*cinth
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Either of several tropical aquatic plants of the genus Eichhornia, related to the pickerel weed.
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water ice

  • noun water frozen in the solid state
    ice.
    • Americans like ice in their drinks
  • noun an ice containing no milk but having a mushy consistency; usually made from fruit juice
    sorbet.
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Wa"ter ice`
Definitions
  1. Water flavored, sweetened, and frozen, to be eaten as a confection.
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water inch

Wa"ter inch`
Definitions
  1. Same as Inch of water, under Water.
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water jacket

  • noun a container filled with water that surrounds a machine to cool it; especially that surrounding the cylinder block of an engine
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water jacket
Definitions
  1. A chamber surrounding a vessel or tube in which water may be circulated, thereby regulating the temperature or supply of heat to the vessel. Used in laboratory and manufacturing equipment. water-jacketed. Having a water jacket; -- as, a water-jacketed condenser.
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water joint

Wa"ter joint`
Definitions
  1. (Arch.) A joint in a stone pavement where the stones are left slightly higher than elsewhere, the rest of the surface being sunken or dished. The raised surface is intended to prevent the settling of water in the joints.
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water jug

  • noun a jug that holds water
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water jump

  • noun a pool or stream in a steeplechase or similar contest
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water junket

Wa"ter jun"ket
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The common sandpiper.
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water laverock

Wa"ter la"ver*ock
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The common sandpiper.
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water leg

Wa"ter leg`
Definitions
  1. (Steam Boilers) See Leg, 7.
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water lemon

  • noun the edible yellow fruit of the Jamaica honeysuckle
    bell apple; sweet cup; yellow granadilla.
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Wa"ter lem"on
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The edible fruit of two species of passion flower (Passiflora laurifolia, and P. maliformis); -- so called in the West Indies.
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water lettuce

  • noun pantropical floating plant forming a rosette of wedge-shaped leaves; a widespread weed in rivers and lakes
    pistia; water cabbage; Pistia stratiotes; Pistia stratoites.
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Wa"ter let"tuce
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A plant (Pistia stratiotes) which floats on tropical waters, and forms a rosette of spongy, wedge-shaped leaves. J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).
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water level

  • noun the level of the surface of a body of water
  • noun underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water
    water level; groundwater level.
    • spring rains had raised the water table
  • noun a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship
    water level; waterline.
  • noun a water gauge that shows the level by showing the surface of the water in a trough or U-shaped tube
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Wa"ter lev"el
Definitions
  1. The level formed by the surface of still water.
  2. A kind of leveling instrument. See under Level, n.
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water lily

  • noun an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae
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Wa"ter lil`y
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A blossom or plant of any species of the genus Nymphæa, distinguished for its large floating leaves and beautiful flowers. See Nymphæa. ✍ The name is extended to various plants of other related genera, as Nuphar, Euryale, Nelumbo, and Victoria. See Euryale, Lotus, and Victoria, 1.
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water lime

Wa"ter lime`
Definitions
  1. Hydraulic lime.
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water line

  • noun a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship
    water level; waterline.
  • noun a line marking the level reached by a body of water
    watermark.
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Wa"ter line`
Definitions
  1. (Shipbuilding) Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel. ✍ In a half-breadth plan, the water lines are outward curves showing the horizontal form of the ship at their several heights; in a sheer plan, they are projected as straight horizontal lines.
  2. (Naut.) Any one of several lines marked upon the outside of a vessel, corresponding with the surface of the water when she is afloat on an even keel. The lowest line indicates the vessel's proper submergence when not loaded, and is called the light water line; the highest, called the load water line, indicates her proper submergence when loaded.
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water lizard

Wa"ter liz"ard
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any aquatic lizard of the genus Varanus, as the monitor of the Nile. See Monitor, n., 3.
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water lobelia

  • noun erect perennial aquatic herb of Europe and North America having submerged spongy leaves and pendulous racemes of blue flowers above the water
    Lobelia dortmanna.
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water locust

  • noun honey locust of swamps and bottomlands of southern United States having short oval pods; yields dark heavy wood
    Gleditsia aquatica; swamp locust.
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Wa"ter lo"cust
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A thorny leguminous tree (Gleditschia monosperma) which grows in the swamps of the Mississippi valley.
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water main

  • noun main (a pipe or conduit) for conveying water
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water mat

  • noun aquatic herb with yellowish flowers; central and western United States
    Chrysosplenium americanum; water carpet.
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water meadow

Wa"ter mead"ow
Definitions
  1. (Agric.) A meadow, or piece of low, flat land, capable of being kept in a state of fertility by being overflowed with water from some adjoining river or stream.
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water measure

Wa"ter meas"ure
Definitions
  1. A measure formerly used for articles brought by water, as coals, oysters, etc. The water-measure bushel was three gallons larger than the Winchester bushel. Cowell.
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water measurer

Wa"ter meas"ur*er
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of water; the skater. See Skater, n., 2.
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water meter

  • noun meter for measuring the quantity of water passing through a particular outlet
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Wa"ter me"ter
Definitions
  1. A contrivance for measuring a supply of water delivered or received for any purpose, as from a street main.
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water milfoil

  • noun an aquatic plant of the genus Myriophyllum having feathery underwater leaves and small inconspicuous flowers
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Wa"ter mil"foil
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Myriophyllum, aquatic herbs with whorled leaves, the submersed ones pinnately parted into capillary divisions.
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water mill

  • noun a mill powered by a water wheel
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Wa"ter mill`
Definitions
  1. A mill whose machinery is moved by water; -- distinguished from a windmill, and a steam mill.
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water mint

  • noun a European mint that thrives in wet places; has a perfume like that of the bergamot orange; naturalized in eastern North America
    water mint; Mentha aquatica.
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Wa"ter mint`
Definitions
  1. A kind of mint (Mentha aquatica) growing in wet places, and sometimes having a perfume resembling bergamot.
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water mite

Wa"ter mite`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to Hydrachna and allied genera of the family Hydrachnidæ, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in color, and while young are parasites of fresh-water insects and mussels. Called also water tick, and water spider.
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water moccasin

  • noun venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United States
    cottonmouth moccasin; cottonmouth; Agkistrodon piscivorus.
  • noun any of numerous North American water snakes inhabiting fresh waters
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Wa"ter moc"ca*sin
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A venomous North American snake (Ancistrodon piscivorus) allied to the rattlesnake but destitute of a rattle. It lives in or about pools and ponds, and feeds largely of fishes. Called also water snake, water adder, water viper. called also cottonmouth, cottonmouth moccasin, and cottonmouth water moccasin.
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water mold

  • noun parasitic or saprobic organisms living chiefly in fresh water or moist soil
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water mole

Wa"ter mole`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) The shrew mole. See under Shrew. (b) The duck mole. See under Duck.
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water monitor

Wa"ter mon"i*tor
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A very large lizard (Varanaus salvator) native of India. It frequents the borders of streams and swims actively. It becomes five or six feet long. Called also two-banded monitor, and kabaragoya. The name is also applied to other aquatic monitors.
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water motor

Wa"ter mo"tor
Definitions
  1. A water engine.
  2. A water wheel; especially, a small water wheel driven by water from a street main.
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water mouse

Wa"ter mouse`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of mice belonging to the genus Hydromys, native of Australia and Tasmania. Their hind legs are strong and their toes partially webbed. They live on the borders of streams, and swim well. They are remarkable as being the only rodents found in Australia.
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water murrain

Wa"ter mur"rain
Definitions
  1. A kind of murrain affecting cattle. Crabb.
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water newt

Wa"ter newt`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of aquatic salamanders; a triton.
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water nymph

  • noun submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
    naiad.
  • noun a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions
    Nymphaea odorata; pond lily; fragrant water lily.
  • noun (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
  • noun a fairy that inhabits water
    water nymph; water spirit.
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Wa"ter nymph`
Definitions
  1. (Myth.) A goddess of any stream or other body of water, whether one of the Naiads, Nereids, or Oceanides.
  2. (Bot.) A water lily (Nymphæa).
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water oak

  • noun relatively tall deciduous water oak of southeastern United States often cultivated as a shade tree; thrives in wet soil
    Quercus nigra; possum oak.
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water oat

Wa"ter oat`
Definitions
  1. Indian rice. See under Rice.
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water of crystallisation

  • noun the water present in hydrated compounds
    water of crystallization; water of crystallisation.
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Water of crystallization

  • noun the water present in hydrated compounds
    water of crystallization; water of crystallisation.
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  • (Chem.), the water combined with many salts in their crystalline form. This water is loosely, but, nevertheless, chemically, combined, for it is held in fixed and definite amount for each substance containing it. Thus, while pure copper sulphate, CuSO4, is a white amorphous substance, blue vitriol, the crystallized form, CuSO4.5H2O, contains five molecules of water of crystallization.
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water of hydration

  • noun the water present in hydrated compounds
    water of crystallization; water of crystallisation.
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Water on the brain

  • (Med.), hydrocephalus.
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Water on the chest

  • (Med.), hydrothorax.
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water on the knee

  • noun hydrarthrosis affecting the knee
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water opossum

Wa"ter o*pos"sum
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) See Yapock, and the Note under Opossum.
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water orchid

  • noun a tropical floating aquatic plant having spikes of large blue flowers; troublesome in clogging waterways especially in southern United States
    Eichhornia spesiosa; water hyacinth; Eichhornia crassipes.
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water ordeal

Wa"ter or"de*al
Definitions
  1. Same as Ordeal by water. See the Note under Ordeal, n., 1.
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water ousel

Wa"ter ou"sel, Wa"ter ou"zel (Also<
  • Water ousel
  • Water ouzel
)
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small insessorial birds of the genus Cinclus (or Hydrobates), especially the European water ousel (C. aquaticus), and the American water ousel (C. Mexicanus). These birds live about the water, and are in the habit of walking on the bottom of streams beneath the water in search of food.
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water ouzel

  • noun small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom
    dipper.
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Wa"ter ou"sel, Wa"ter ou"zel (Also<
  • Water ousel
  • Water ouzel
)
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small insessorial birds of the genus Cinclus (or Hydrobates), especially the European water ousel (C. aquaticus), and the American water ousel (C. Mexicanus). These birds live about the water, and are in the habit of walking on the bottom of streams beneath the water in search of food.
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water ox

  • noun an Asian buffalo that is often domesticated for use as a draft animal
    Bubalus bubalis; water buffalo; Asiatic buffalo.
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water parsnip

  • noun stout white-flowered perennial found wild in shallow fresh water; northern United States and Asia
    Sium suave.
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Wa"ter pars"nip
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Any plant of the aquatic umbelliferous genus Sium, poisonous herbs with pinnate or dissected leaves and small white flowers.
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water parting

  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    divide; watershed.
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water partridge

Wa"ter par"tridge
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The ruddy duck. Local, U. S.
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water pennywort

Wa"ter pen"ny*wort`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Marsh pennywort. See under Marsh.
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water pepper

Wa"ter pep"per
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) (a) Smartweed. (b) Waterwort.
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water pheasant

Wa"ter pheas"ant
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) The pintail. See Pintail, n., 1. (b) The goosander. (c) The hooded merganser.
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water piet

Wa"ter pi"et
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The water ousel.
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water pig

Wa"ter pig`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The capybara.
  2. (Zoöl.) The gourami.
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water pill

  • noun any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water
    diuretic drug; diuretic.
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water pillar

Wa"ter pil"lar
Definitions
  1. A waterspout. Obs.
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water pimpernel

  • noun a white-flowered aquatic plant of the genus Samolus
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Wa"ter pim"per*nel
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A small white-flowered shrub; brookweed.
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water pipe

  • noun an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
    hubble-bubble; sheesha; kalian; hubbly-bubbly; nargileh; hookah; calean; shisha; chicha; narghile.
    • a bipolar world with the hookah and Turkish coffee versus hamburgers and Coca Cola
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Wa"ter pipe
Definitions
  1. A pipe for conveying water.
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water pistol

  • noun plaything consisting of a toy pistol that squirts water
    squirt gun; squirter; water gun.
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water pitcher

Wa"ter pitch"er
Definitions
  1. A pitcher for water.
  2. (Bot.) One of a family of plants having pitcher-shaped leaves. The sidesaddle flower (Sarracenia purpurea) is the type.
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water plant

  • noun a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
    hydrophyte; hydrophytic plant; aquatic plant.
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Wa"ter plant`
Definitions
  1. A plant that grows in water; an aquatic plant.
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water plantain

  • noun marsh plant having clusters of small white or pinkish flowers and broad pointed or rounded leaves
    Alisma plantago-aquatica.
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Wa"ter plan"tain
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A kind of plant with acrid leaves. See under 2d Plantain.
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water plate

Wa"ter plate`
Definitions
  1. A plate heated by hot water contained in a double bottom or jacket. Knight.
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water poa

Wa"ter po"a
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Meadow reed grass. See under Reed.
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water poise

Wa"ter poise`
Definitions
  1. A hydrometer.
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water pollution

  • noun pollution of the water in rivers and lakes
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water polo

  • noun a game played in a swimming pool by two teams of swimmers who try to throw an inflated ball into the opponents' goal
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water pore

  • noun a pore that exudes water on the surface or margin of a leaf of higher plants
    water pore; hydathode.
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Wa"ter pore`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A pore by which the water tubes of various invertebrates open externally.
  2. (Bot.) One of certain minute pores in the leaves of some plants. They are without true guardian cells, but in other respects closely resemble ordinary stomata. Goodale.
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water power

Wa"ter pow"er
Definitions
  1. The power of water employed to move machinery, etc.
  2. A fall of water which may be used to drive machinery; a site for a water mill; a water privilege.
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water pox

Wa"ter pox`
Definitions
  1. (Med.) A variety of chicken pox, or varicella. Dunglison.
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water privilege

Wa"ter priv"i*lege
Definitions
  1. The advantage of using water as a mechanical power; also, the place where water is, or may be, so used. See under Privilege.
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water program

  • noun making an area of water more useful
    water program; water development.
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water project

  • noun making an area of water more useful
    water program; water development.
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water pump

  • noun the pump in the cooling system of an automobile that cause the water to circulate
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water purslane

Wa"ter purs"lane
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) See under Purslane.
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water qualm

Wa"ter qualm`
Definitions
  1. (Med.) See Water brash, under Brash.
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water rabbit

Wa"ter rab"bit
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) See Water hare.
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water radish

Wa"ter rad"ish
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A coarse yellow-flowered plant (Nasturtium amphibium) related to the water cress and to the horse-radish.
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water rail

Wa"ter rail`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of rails of the genus Rallus, as the common European species (Rallus aquaticus). See Illust. of Rail.
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water ram

Wa"ter ram`
Definitions
  1. An hydraulic ram.
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water rat

  • noun a person who enjoys being in or on the water
    water dog.
  • noun common large Eurasian vole
    water rat; Arvicola amphibius.
  • noun any of various amphibious rats
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Wa"ter rat`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) The water vole. See under Vole. (b) The muskrat. (c) The beaver rat. See under Beaver.
  2. A thief on the water; a pirate.
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water rate

Wa"ter rate`
Definitions
  1. A rate or tax for a supply of water.
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water rattle

Wa"ter rat"tle, Wa"ter rat"tler (Also<
  • Water rattle
  • Water rattler
)
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus); -- so called from its preference for damp places near water.
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water rice

Wa"ter rice"
Definitions
  1. Indian rice. See under Rice.
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water right

  • noun right of access to water
    riparian right.
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water rocket

Wa"ter rock"et
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A cruciferous plant (Nasturtium sylvestre) with small yellow flowers.
  2. A kind of firework to be discharged in the water.
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water sail

Wa"ter sail`
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) A small sail sometimes set under a studding sail or under a driver boom, and reaching nearly to the water.
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water sapphire

  • noun a deep blue cordierite often used as a gemstone
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Wa"ter sap"phire
Etymology
Equiv. to F. saphir d'eau.
Definitions
  1. (Min.) A deep blue variety of iolite, sometimes used as a gem; -- called also saphir d'eau.
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water scooter

  • noun a motorboat resembling a motor scooter
    scooter; sea scooter.
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water scorpion

  • noun long-legged aquatic insect having the front legs fitted for seizing and holding prey and the abdomen extended by a long breathing tube
WordNet
Wa"ter scor"pi*on
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) See Nepa.
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water screw

Wa"ter screw`
Definitions
  1. A screw propeller.
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water shamrock

  • noun perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface
    marsh trefoil; Menyanthes trifoliata; buckbean; bogbean; bog myrtle.
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water shield

Wa"ter shield`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) An aquatic American plant (Brasenia peltata) having floating oval leaves, and the covered with a clear jelly.
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water shrew

  • noun any of several small semiaquatic shrews usually living near swift-flowing streams
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Wa"ter shrew`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of shrews having fringed feet and capable of swimming actively. The two common European species (Crossopus fodiens, and C. ciliatus) are the best known. The most common American water shrew, or marsh shrew (Neosorex palustris), is rarely seen, owing to its nocturnal habits.
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water skater

  • noun long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of water
    water skater; pond-skater.
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water ski

  • noun broad ski for skimming over water towed by a speedboat
  • verb ride water skis
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water skin

  • noun a container of skin for holding water
    waterskin.
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water snail

Wa"ter snail`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any aquatic pulmonate gastropod belonging to Planorbis, Limnæa, and allied genera; a pond snail.
  2. (Mech.) The Archimedean screw. R.
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water snake

  • noun any of various mostly harmless snakes that live in or near water
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Wa"ter snake`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) A common North American colubrine snake (Tropidonotus sipedon) which lives chiefly in the water. (b) Any species of snakes of the family Homalopsidæ, all of which are aquatic in their habits.
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water softener

  • noun a substance (such as sodium chloride) that lessens the hardness of water by replacing calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions and so gives the water more efficient sudsing power
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water soldier

Wa"ter sol`dier
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) An aquatic European plant (Stratiotes aloides) with bayonet-shaped leaves.
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water souchy

Wa"ter souch`y
Definitions
  1. (Cookery) A dish consisting of small fish stewed and served in a little water. Written also water souchet. See Zoutch.
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water spaniel

  • noun any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
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Wa"ter span"iel
Definitions
  1. A curly-haired breed of spaniels, naturally very fond of the water.
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water sparrow

Wa"ter spar"row
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) The reed warbler. Prov. Eng. (b) The reed bunting. Prov. Eng.
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water speedwell

  • noun plant of wet places in Eurasia and America
    Veronica michauxii; Veronica anagallis-aquatica.
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Wa"ter speed"well
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A kind of speedwell (Veronica Anagallis) found in wet places in Europe and America.
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water spider

Wa"ter spi"der
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) An aquatic European spider (Argyoneta aquatica) which constructs its web beneath the surface of the water on water plants. It lives in a bell-shaped structure of silk, open beneath like a diving bell, and filled with air which the spider carries down in the form of small bubbles attached one at a time to the spinnerets and hind feet. Called also diving spider. (b) A water mite. (c) Any spider that habitually lives on or about the water, especially the large American species (Dolomedes lanceolatus) which runs rapidly on the surface of water; -- called also raft spider.
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water spinner

Wa"ter spin`ner
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The water spider.
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water spirit

  • noun a fairy that inhabits water
    water nymph; water spirit.
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water sport

  • noun sports that involve bodies of water
    aquatics.
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water sprite

  • noun aquatic fern of tropical America often used in aquariums
    Ceratopteris pteridioides; floating fern.
  • noun a fairy that inhabits water
    water nymph; water spirit.
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Wa"ter sprite`
Definitions
  1. A sprite, or spirit, imagined as inhabiting the water. J. R. Drake.
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water star grass

  • noun grassy-leaved North American aquatic plant with yellow star-shaped blossoms
    Heteranthera dubia; mud plantain.
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Wa"ter star" grass`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) An aquatic plant (Schollera graminea) with grassy leaves, and yellow star-shaped blossoms.
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water starwort

  • noun any of several aquatic plants having a star-shaped rosette of floating leaves; America, Europe and Asia
WordNet
Wa"ter star"wort`
Definitions
  1. See under Starwort.
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water stoma

  • noun a pore that exudes water on the surface or margin of a leaf of higher plants
    water pore; hydathode.
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water strider

  • noun long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of water
    water skater; pond-skater.
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water supply

  • noun a facility that provides a source of water
    water; water supply.
    • the town debated the purification of the water supply
    • first you have to cut off the water
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Wa"ter sup*ply"
Definitions
  1. A supply of water; specifically, water collected, as in reservoirs, and conveyed, as by pipes, for use in a city, mill, or the like.
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water system

  • noun a river and all of its tributaries
  • noun a facility that provides a source of water
    water; water supply.
    • the town debated the purification of the water supply
    • first you have to cut off the water
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water tabby

Wa"ter tab"by
Definitions
  1. A kind of waved or watered tabby. See Tabby, n., 1.
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water table

  • noun underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water
    water level; groundwater level.
    • spring rains had raised the water table
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Wa"ter ta"ble
Definitions
  1. (Arch.) A molding, or other projection, in the wall of a building, to throw off the water, -- generally used in the United States for the first table above the surface of the ground (see Table, n., 9), that is, for the table at the top of the foundation and the beginning of the upper wall.
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water tank

  • noun a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet
    cistern.
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water tap

  • noun a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
    water faucet; tap; hydrant.
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water thermometer

Wa"ter ther*mom"e*ter
Definitions
  1. (Physics) A thermometer filled with water instead of mercury, for ascertaining the precise temperature at which water attains its maximum density. This is about 39° Fahr., or 4° Centigrade; and from that point down to 32° Fahr., or 0° Centigrade, or the freezing point, it expands.
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water thief

Wa"ter thief`
Definitions
  1. A pirate. R. Shak.
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water thrush

  • noun brownish North American warbler found near streams
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Wa"ter thrush`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) A North American bird of the genus Seiurus, belonging to the Warbler family, especially the common species (S. Noveboracensis). (b) The European water ousel. (b) The pied wagtail.
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water thyme

Wa"ter thyme`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) See Anacharis.
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water tick

Wa"ter tick`
Definitions
  1. Same as Water mite.
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water tiger

Wa"ter ti"ger
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A diving, or water, beetle, especially the larva of a water beetle. See Illust. b of Water beetle.
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water torch

Wa"ter torch`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The common cat-tail (Typha latifolia), the spike of which makes a good torch soaked in oil. Dr. Prior.
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water tower

  • noun a large reservoir for water
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Wa"ter tow"er
Definitions
  1. A large metal pipe made to be extended vertically by sections, and used for discharging water upon burning buildings. 2. A tall water storage tank in the shape of a tower.
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water travel

  • noun travel by water
    seafaring.
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water tree

Wa"ter tree`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A climbing shrub (Tetracera alnifolia, ∨ potatoria) of Western Africa, which pours out a watery sap from the freshly cut stems.
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water trefoil

Wa"ter tre"foil`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The buck bean.
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water trumpet

  • noun any plant of the genus Cryptocoryne; evergreen perennials growing in fresh or brackish water; tropical Asia
    cryptocoryne.
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water tu tuyere

Wa"ter tu tu`yère" (Also<
  • Water tu tuyere
  • Water tu tuyère
)
Definitions
  1. A tuyère kept cool by water circulating within a casing. It is used for hot blast.
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water tu twist

Wa"ter tu twist`
Definitions
  1. Yarn made by the throstle, or water frame.
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water tube

Wa"ter tube`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) One of a system of tubular excretory organs having external openings, found in many invertebrates. They are believed to be analogous in function to the kidneys of vertebrates. See Illust. under Trematodea, and Sporocyst.
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water tupelo

Wa"ter tu"pe*lo
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A species of large tupelo (Nyssa aquatica) growing in swamps in the southern of the United States. See Ogeechee lime.
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water turkey

  • noun blackish New World snakebird of swampy regions
    Anhinga anhinga.
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Wa"ter tur"key
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The American snakebird. See Snakebird.
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water under the bridge

  • noun past events to be put aside
    bygone.
    • let bygones be bygones
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water vapor

  • noun water in a vaporous form diffused in the atmosphere but below boiling temperature
    water vapor.
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water vapour

  • noun water in a vaporous form diffused in the atmosphere but below boiling temperature
    water vapor.
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water vascular system

  • noun system of fluid-filled tubes used by echinoderms in locomotion and feeding and respiration
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water vine

Wa"ter vine`
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Phytocrene, climbing shrubs of Asia and Africa, the stems of which are singularly porous, and when cut stream with a limpid potable juice.
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water violet

  • noun featherfoil of Europe and western Asia having submerged and floating leaves and violet flowers
    Hottonia palustris.
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Wa"ter vi"o*let
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) See under Violet.
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water viper

Wa"ter vi"per
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) See Water moccasin.
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water vole

  • noun common large Eurasian vole
    water rat; Arvicola amphibius.
  • noun of western North America
    Microtus richardsoni; Richardson vole.
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Wa"ter vole`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) See under Vole.
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water waggon

  • noun a wagon that carries water (as for troops or work gangs or to sprinkle down dusty dirt roads in the summertime)
    water waggon.
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water wagon

  • noun a wagon that carries water (as for troops or work gangs or to sprinkle down dusty dirt roads in the summertime)
    water waggon.
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water wagtail

Wa"ter wag"tail`
Definitions
  1. See under Wagtail.
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water way

Wa"ter way`
Definitions
  1. Same as Water course.
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water wheel

  • noun a wheel with buckets attached to its rim; raises water from a stream or pond
    waterwheel.
  • noun a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
    waterwheel.
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Wa"ter wheel`
Definitions
  1. Any wheel for propelling machinery or for other purposes, that is made to rotate by the direct action of water; -- called an overshot wheel when the water is applied at the top, an undershot wheel when at the bottom, a breast wheel when at an intermediate point; other forms are called reaction wheel, vortex wheel, turbine wheel, etc.
  2. The paddle wheel of a steam vessel.
  3. A wheel for raising water; a noria, or the like.
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water willow

Wa"ter wil`low
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) An American aquatic plant (Dianthera Americana) with long willowlike leaves, and spikes of small purplish flowers.
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water wing

Wa"ter wing`
Definitions
  1. (Arch.) One of two walls built on either side of the junction of a bridge with the bank of a river, to protect the abutment of the bridge and the bank from the action of the current.
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water wings

  • noun a life preserver consisting of a connected pair of inflatable bags that fit under a person's arms and provide buoyancy; used by children learning to swim
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water witch

  • noun someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
    rhabdomancer; dowser.
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Wa"ter witch`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) (a) The dabchick. (b) The stormy petrel. Prov. Eng.
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water yam

  • noun grown in Australasia and Polynesia for its large root with fine edible white flesh
    white yam; Dioscorea alata.
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water-base paint

  • noun paint in which water is used as the vehicle
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water-bearer

Wa"ter-bear`er noun
Definitions
  1. (Astron.) The constellation Aquarius.
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water-bound

Wa"ter-bound` adjective
Definitions
  1. Prevented by a flood from proceeding.
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water-closet

Wa"ter-clos`et noun
Definitions
  1. A privy; especially, a privy furnished with a contrivance for introducing a stream of water to cleanse it.
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water-color

  • noun water-soluble pigment
    watercolor; water-color; watercolour.
  • noun a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments); used by artists
    watercolor; water-color; watercolour.
  • noun a painting produced with watercolors
    watercolor; water-color; watercolour.
  • noun the art or technique of painting with watercolors
    watercolor; water-color; watercolour.
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water-colorist

Wa"ter-col`or*ist noun
Definitions
  1. One who paints in water colors.
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water-colour

  • noun water-soluble pigment
    watercolor; water-color; watercolour.
  • noun a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments); used by artists
    watercolor; water-color; watercolour.
  • noun a painting produced with watercolors
    watercolor; water-color; watercolour.
  • noun the art or technique of painting with watercolors
    watercolor; water-color; watercolour.
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water-cooled

  • adjective satellite kept cool or designed to be kept cool by means of water especially circulating water
    • a water-cooled engine
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water-cooled reactor

  • noun nuclear reactor using water as a coolant
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water-furrow

Wa"ter-fur"row transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To make water furrows in.
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water-insoluble

  • adjective satellite not soluble in water
    non-water-soluble.
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water-laid

Wa"ter-laid` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a left-hand twist; -- said of cordage; as, a water-laid, or left-hand, rope.
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water-lily family

  • noun dicot aquatic plants
    Nymphaeaceae; family Nymphaeaceae.
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water-logged

Wa"ter-logged adjective
Definitions
  1. Filled or saturated with water so as to be heavy, unmanageable, or loglike; -- said of a vessel, when, by receiving a great quantity of water into her hold, she has become so heavy as not to be manageable by the helm.
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water-loving

  • adjective satellite (of plants) flourishing with lots of water
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water-milfoil family

  • noun a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Myrtales
    Haloragidaceae; family Haloragidaceae; Haloragaceae; family Haloragaceae.
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water-mint

  • noun a European mint that thrives in wet places; has a perfume like that of the bergamot orange; naturalized in eastern North America
    water mint; Mentha aquatica.
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water-plantain family

  • noun perennial or annual aquatic or marsh plants
    Alismataceae; family Alismataceae.
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water-rate

  • noun rate per quarter for water from a public supply
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water-repellent

  • adjective satellite hindering the penetration of water
    water-repellent.
    • a water-repellent coat
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water-resistant

  • adjective satellite hindering the penetration of water
    water-repellent.
    • a water-repellent coat
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water-ret

Wa"ter-ret` transitive verb
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Water-retted; present participle & verbal noun Water-retting
Definitions
  1. To ret, or rot, in water, as flax; to water-rot.
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water-rot

Wa"ter-rot` transitive verb
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Water-rotted; present participle & verbal noun Water-rotting
Definitions
  1. To rot by steeping in water; to water-ret; as, to water-rot hemp or flax.
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water-shield

  • noun aquatic plant with floating oval leaves and purple flowers; in lakes and slow-moving streams; suitable for aquariums
    Brasenia schreberi; water-shield.
  • noun common aquatic plant of eastern North America having floating and submerged leaves and white yellow-spotted flowers
    fanwort; Cabomba caroliniana.
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water-shield family

  • noun in some classifications considered an independent family of water lilies; comprises the genera Cabomba and Brasenia
    Cabombaceae; subfamily Cabombaceae.
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water-skiing

  • noun skiing on water while being towed by a motorboat
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water-soak

Wa"ter-soak` transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To soak water; to fill the interstices of with water.
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water-soluble

  • adjective satellite soluble in water
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water-soluble vitamin

  • noun any vitamin that is soluble in water
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water-standing

Wa"ter-stand`ing adjective
Definitions
  1. Tear-filled. R. "Many an orphan's water-standing eye." Shak.
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water-target

  • noun aquatic plant with floating oval leaves and purple flowers; in lakes and slow-moving streams; suitable for aquariums
    Brasenia schreberi; water-shield.
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water-tight

Wa"ter-tight` adjective
Definitions
  1. So tight as to retain, or not to admit, water; not leaky.
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water-wash

  • verb wash with water
    water-wash.
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water-washed

  • verb wash with water
    water-wash.
  • adjective satellite washed or swept with water especially waves of the sea
  • adjective satellite clean by virtue of having been washed in water
    washed.
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water-white

Wa"ter-white` noun
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A vinelike plant (Vitis Caribæa) growing in parched districts in the West Indies, and containing a great amount of sap which is sometimes used for quenching thirst.
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watered stock

  • noun stock representing ownership of overvalued assets; stock of a corporation whose total worth is less than its invested capital
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watered-silk

  • noun silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern
    moire.
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watering can

  • noun a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle; used to sprinkle water over plants
    watering can.
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watering cart

  • noun water cart with a tank and sprinkler for sprinkling roads
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watering hole

  • noun a health resort near a spring or at the seaside
    watering hole; spa.
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watering place

  • noun a health resort near a spring or at the seaside
    watering hole; spa.
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watering pot

  • noun a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle; used to sprinkle water over plants
    watering can.
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Well water

  • noun underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks
    ground water; spring water.
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  • the water that flows into a well from subterraneous springs; the water drawn from a well.
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white water

  • noun frothy water as in rapids or waterfalls
    whitewater.
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white-water

White"-wa`ter noun
Definitions
  1. (Far.) A dangerous disease of sheep.
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wild water lemon

  • noun tropical American passion flower with finely dissected bracts; stems malodorous when crushed
    Passiflora foetida; running pop; love-in-a-mist.
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yellow water flag

  • noun common yellow-flowered iris of Europe and North Africa, naturalized in United States and often cultivated
    Iris pseudacorus; yellow iris; yellow flag.
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yellow water lily

  • noun a water lily with yellow flowers
    Nuphar lutea.
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ziment-water

Zim"ent-wa`ter noun
Etymology
G. cement-wasser. See Cement.
Definitions
  1. A kind of water found in copper mines; water impregnated with copper.
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