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Water

The Bible

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  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index
Water

Creation of
Psalms 148:4-5

Covered the whole earth
Genesis 1:9

Daily allowance of
Ezekiel 4:11

City waterworks
2 Kings 20:20

Vision of, by Ezekiel
Ezekiel 47:1-5

Of separation
Numbers 19:2-22

Libation of
1 Samuel 7:6

Irrigation with
Irrigation

Miraculously supplied:

To the Israelites
Exodus 17:1; Exodus 17:6; Numbers 20:11

To Samson
Judges 15:19

To Jehoshaphat's army
2 Kings 3:16-20

Purified by Elisha
2 Kings 2:19-22

Red Sea divided
Exodus 14:21-22

The river Jordan divided
Joshua 3:14-17; 2 Kings 2:6-8; 2 Kings 2:14

Jesus walks on
Matthew 14:25

Jesus changed water to wine
John 2:1-11

Jesus changed water to blood
Revelation 16:3-5

Figurative:

Water of life
John 4:14; John 7:37-39; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:17

Of affliction
2 Samuel 22:17; Psalms 69:1; Isaiah 30:20; Isaiah 43:2

Of salvation
Isaiah 12:3; Isaiah 49:10; Isaiah 55:1; Ezekiel 36:25; John 4:10; John 7:38

Of domestic love
Proverbs 5:15

Symbolic
Isaiah 8:7; Revelation 8:11; Revelation 12:15; Revelation 16:4; Revelation 17:1; Revelation 17:15


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Water

WATER, noun Wauter. [G., Gr.]

1. A fluid, the most abundant and most necessary for living beings of any in nature, except air. water when pure, is colorless, destitute of taste and smell, ponderous, transparent, and in a very small degree compressible. It is reposited in the earth in inexhaustible quantities, where it is preserved fresh and cool, and from which it issues in springs, which form streams and rivers. But the great reservoirs of water on the globe are the ocean, seas and lakes, which cover more than three fifths of its surface, and from which it is raised by evaporation, and uniting with the air in the state of vapor, is wafted over the earth, ready to be precipitated in the form of rain, snow or hail.

WATER by the abstraction or loss of heat becomes solid, or in other words, is converted into ice or snow; and by heat it is converted into steam, an elastic vapor, one of the most powerful agents in nature. Modern chemical experiments prove that water is a compound substance, consisting of a combination of oxygen and hydrogen gases, or rather the bases or ponderable matter of those gases; or about two volumes or measures of hydrogen gas and one of oxygen gas. The proportion of the ingredients in weight, is nearly 85 parts of oxygen to 15 of hydrogen.

2. The ocean; a sea; a lake; a river; any great collection of water; as in the phrases, to go by water to travel by water

3. Urine; the animal liquor secreted by the kidneys and discharged from the bladder.

4. The color or luster of a diamond or pearl, sometimes perhaps of other precious stones; as a diamond of the first water that is, perfectly pure and transparent. Hence the figurative phrase, a man or a genius of the first water that is, of the first excellence.

5. water is a name given to several liquid substances or humors in animal bodies; as the water of the pericardium, of dropsy, etc.

Mineral waters, are those waters which are so impregnated with foreign ingredients, such as gaseous, sulphurous and saline substances, as to give them medicinal, or at least sensible properties. Most natural waters contain more or less of these foreign substances, but the proportion is generally too minute to affect the senses.

To hold water to be sound or tight. [Obsolete or vulgar.]


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Water of Jealousy

A phrase employed (not, however, in Scripture) to denote the water used in the solemn ordeal prescribed by the law of Moses (Numbers 5:11-31) in cases of "jealousy."


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Water of Jealousy

(Numbers 5:11-31) The ritual prescribed consisted in the husband's bringing before the priest the woman suspected of infidelity, and the essential part of it is unquestionably the oath to which the "water" was subsidiary, symbolical and ministerial. With her he was to bring an offering of barley meal. As she stood holding the offering, so the priest stood holding till earthen vessel of holy water mixed with the dust from the floor of the sanctuary, and, declaring her free from all evil consequences if innocent, solemnly devoted her in the name of Jehovah to be "a curse and an oath among her people" if guilty. He then "wrote these curses in a book and blotted them out with the bitter water." and having thrown the handful of meal on the altar, "caused the woman to drink" the potion thus drugged, she moreover answering to the words of his imprecation, "Amen, amen." Josephus adds, if the suspicion was unfounded, she obtained conception; if true, she died infamously, (This was entirely different from most trials of this kind, for the bitter water the woman must drink was harmless in itself, and only by a direct act of God could it injure her it guilty while in most heathen trials the suspected party must take poison, or suffer that which only a miracle would save them from if they were innocent.

ED.)


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Water of Purification

Used in cases of ceremonial cleansings at the consecration of the Levites (Numbers 8:7). It signified, figuratively, that purifying of the heart which must characterize the servants of God.


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Water of Separation

Used along with the ashes of a red heifer for the ceremonial cleansing of persons defiled by contact with a dead body (Numbers 19).


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Water of Separation

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Waterage

WATERAGE, noun Money paid for transportation by water.


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Water-bearer

WATER-BEARER, noun [water and bearer.] In astronomy, a sign of the zodiac, called also Aquarius, from Latin Aqua, water.


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Water-bellows

WATER-BELLOWS, noun [water and bellows.] A machine for blowing air into a furnace, by means of a column of water falling through a vertical tube.


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Water-borne

WATER-BORNE, noun Borne by the water; floated; having water sufficient to float; as ships water-borne by the flowing tide.


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Water-calamint

WATER-CALAMINT, noun [water and calamint.] A species of mint or Mentha.


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Water-carriage

WATER-CARRIAGE, noun [water and carriage.]

1. Transportation or conveyance by water; or the means of transporting by water.

2. A vessel or boat. [Not in use.]


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Water-cart

WATER-CART, noun [water and cart.] A cart earing a large cask of water which is conveyed into a cylinder full of holes, by means of which the water is sprinkled upon the ground.


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Water-clock

WATER-CLOCK, noun [water and clock.] The clepsydra; an instrument or machine serving to measure time by the fall of a certain quantity of water.


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Water-color

WATER-COLOR, noun [water and color.] Water-colors, in painting or limning, are colors diluted and mixed with gum-water. Water-colors are so called in distinction from oil-colors.


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Water-course

WATER-COURSE, noun [water and course.]

1. A stream of water; a river or brook. Isaiah 44:1.

2. A channel or canal for the conveyance of water, particularly in draining lands.


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Water-cress

WATER-CRESS, noun [water and cress.] A small creeping plant or weed growing in watery places.

A plant, a species of Sisymbrium.


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Water-crowfoot

WATER-CROWFOOT, noun [water and crowfoot.] A plant on which cows are said to be fond of feeding.


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Water-drop

WATER-DROP, noun [water and drop.[ A drop of water.


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Water-dropwort

WATER-DROPWORT, noun A plant of the genus Oenanthe.


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Watered

WATERED, participle passive Overspread or sprinkled with water; made wet; supplied with water; made lustrous by being wet and calendered.


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Water-elephant

WATER-ELEPHANT, noun A name given to the hippopotamus.


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Water-engine

WATER-ENGINE, noun [water and engine.] An engine to raise water; or an engine moved by water.


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Waterer

WATERER, noun One who waters.


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Waterfall

WATERFALL, noun [water and fall.] A fall or perpendicular descent of the water of a river or stream, or a descent nearly perpendicular; a cascade; a cataract. But the word is generally used of the fall of a small river or rivulet. It is particularly used to express a cascade in a garden, or an artificial descent of water, designed as an ornament.


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Water-flag

WATER-FLAG, noun [water and flag.] Water and flower de luce, a species of Tris.


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Water-flood

WATER-FLOOD, noun [water and flood.] A flood of water; an inundation.


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Water-fly

WATER-FLY, noun [water and fly.] An insect that is seen on the water.


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Water-fowl

WATER-FOWL, noun [water and fowl.] A fowl that frequents the water, or lives about rivers, lakes, or on or near the sea; an aquatic fowl. Of aquatic fowls, some are waders, or furnished with long legs; others are swimmers, and are furnished with webbed feet.


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Water-fox

WATER-FOX, noun [water and fox.] A name given to the carp, on account of its cunning.


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Water-furrow

WATER-FURROW, noun [water and furrow.] In agriculture, a deep furrow made for conducting water fro the ground and keeping it dry.

WATER-FURROW, verb transitive To plow or open water furrows.


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Water-gage

WATER-GAGE, WATER-GUAGE, noun [water and gage.] An instrument for measuring or ascertaining the depth or quantity of water.


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Water-gall

WATER-GALL, noun

1. A cavity made in the earth by a torrent of water.

2. An appearance in the rainbow.


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Water-germander

WATER-GERMANDER, noun A plant of the genus Teucrium.


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Water-god

WATER-GOD, noun [water and god.] A deity that presides over the water.


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Water-gruel

WATER-GRUEL, noun [water and gruel.] A liquid food, composed of water and a small portion of meal or other farinaceous substance boiled.


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Water-guage

WATER-GAGE, WATER-GUAGE noun [water and gage.] An instrument for measuring or ascertaining the depth or quantity of water.


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Water-hair-grass

WATER-HAIR-GRASS, noun A species of grass, the Aira aquatica.


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Water-hammer

WATER-HAMMER, noun A column of water in a vacuum, which not being supported as in the air, falls against the end of the vessel with a peculiar noise. It may be formed by corking a vessel of water while it is boiling. The vapor condensing as it cools, a vacuum is formed.


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Water-hemp-agrimony

WATER-HEMP-AGRIMONY, noun A plant of the genus Bidens.


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Water-hen

WATER-HEN, noun [water and hen.] A water fowl of the genus Fulica, the gallinula or moorhen; also, a species of Rallus, the soree, inhabiting Virginia and Carolina.


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Water-hog

WATER-HOG, noun [water and hog.] A quadruped of South America, the Cavia capybara.


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Wateriness

WATERINESS, noun [from watery.] Moisture; humidity; a state of abounding with water.


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Watering

WATERING, participle present tense Overflowing; sprinkling or wetting with water; supplying with water; giving water for drink; giving a way appearance to.

WATERING, noun

1. The act of overflowing or sprinkling with water; the act of supplying with water for drink or other purposes; the act of wetting and calendering for giving luster to, as cloth.

2. The place where water is supplied.


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Watering-place

WATERING-PLACE, noun A place to which people resort for mineral water, or for the use of water in some way or other.


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Watering-trough

WATERING-TROUGH, noun A trough in which cattle and horses drink.


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Waterish

WATERISH, adjective

1. Resembling water; thin, as a liquor.

2. Moist; somewhat watery; as waterish land.


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Waterishness

WATERISHNESS, noun Thinness, as of a liquor; resemblance to water.

WATERISHNESS, which is like the serosity of our blood.

WATERLESS, adjective Destitute of water.


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Water-laurel

WATER-LAUREL, noun [water and laurel.] A plant.


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Water-leaf

WATER-LEAF, noun [water and leaf.] A plant of the genus Hydrophyllum.


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Waterless

WATERLESS, adjective Destitute of water.


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Water-level

WATER-LEVEL, noun [water and level.] The level formed by the surface of still water.


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Water-lily

WATER-LILY, noun [water and lily.] A plant of the genus Nymphaea.


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Water-line

WATER-LINE, noun [water and line.] A horizontal line supposed to be drawn about a ships bottom at the surface of the water. This is higher or lower, according to the depth of water necessary to float her.


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Water-logged

WATER-LOGGED, adjective [water and log.] Lying like a log on the water. A ship is said to be water-logged when by leaking and receiving a great quantity of water into her hold, she has become so heavy as not to be manageable by the helm, and to be at the mercy of the waves.


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Waterman

WATERMAN, noun [water and man.] A boatman; a ferryman; a man who manages water-craft.


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Water-mark

WATER-MARK, noun [water and mark.] The mark or limit of the rise of a flood.


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Water-melon

WATER-MELON, noun [water and melon.] A plant and its fruit, of the genus Cucurbita. This plant requires a warm climate to bring it to perfection. It also requires a dry, sandy, warm soil, and will not grow well in any other. The fruit abounds with a sweetish liquor resembling water in color, and the pulp is remarkably rich and delicious.


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Water-mill

WATER-MILL, noun [water and mill.] A mill whose machinery is moved by water, and thus distinguished from a wind-mill.


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Water-mint

WATER-MINT. [See Water-calamint.]


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Water-newt

WATER-NEWT, noun [water and newt.] An animal of the lizared tribe, [Lacerta aquatica.]


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Water-ordeal

WATER-ORDEAL, noun [water and ordeal.] A judicial trial of persons accused of crimes, by means of water; formerly in use among illiterate and superstitious nations.


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Water-ouzel

WATER-OUZEL, noun [water and ouzel.] A fowl of the genus Sturnus.

The water ouzel is the Turdus cinctus of Latham.


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Water-parsnep

WATER-PARSNEP, noun [water and parsnep.[ A plant of the genus Sium.


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Water-poa

WATER-POA, noun A species of grass, the Poa aquatica.


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Water-poise

WATER-POISE, noun s as z. [water and poise.] An instrument for examining the purity of water.


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Water-pot

WATER-POT, noun [water and pot.] A vessel for holding or conveying water, or for sprinkling water on cloth in beaching, or on plants, etc.


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Water-proof

WATER-PROOF, adjective [water and proof.] Impervious to water; so firm and compact as not to admit water; as water-proof cloth, lether or felt.


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Water-radish

WATER-RADISH, noun [water and radish.] A species of water-cresses. Water-cress, a species of Sisymbrium.


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Water-rail

WATER-RAIL, noun [water and rail.] A fowl of the genus Rallus.


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Water-rat

WATER-RAT, noun [water and rat.] An animal of the genus Mus, which lives in the banks of streams or lakes.


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Water-rocket

WATER-ROCKET, noun [water and rocket.]

1. A species of water-cresses.

2. A kind of fire-work to be discharged in the water.


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Water-rot

WATER-ROT, verb transitive [water and rot.] To rot by steeping in water; as, to water-rot hemp or flax.


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Water-rotted

WATER-ROTTED, participle passive Rotted by being steeped in water.


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Water-rotting

WATER-ROTTING, participle present tense Rotting in water.


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Water-sail

WATER-SAIL, noun [water and sail.] A small sail used under a studding sail or driver boom.


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Water-sapphire

WATER-SAPPHIRE, noun [water and sapphire.] A kind of blue precious stone.


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Water-shoot

WATER-SHOOT, noun [water and shoot.[ A sprig or shoot from the root or stock of a tree. [Local.]


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Water-snake

WATER-SNAKE, noun [water and snake.] A snake that frequents the water.


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Water-soak

WATER-SOAK, verb transitive [water and soak.] To soak or fill the interstices with water.


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Water-soaked

WATER-SOAKED, participle passive Soaked or having its interstices filled with water; as water-soaked wood; a water soaked hat.


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Water-soldier

WATER-SOLDIER, noun A plant of the genus Stratiotes.


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Water-spaniel

WATER-SPANIEL, noun [water and spaniel.] A dog so called.


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Water-spout

WATER-SPOUT, noun [water and spout.] At sea, a vertical column of water, raised from the surface of the sea and driven furiously by the wind.


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Waterspouts

(Psalms 42:7; marg. R.V., "cataracts"). If we regard this psalm as descriptive of David's feelings when banished from Jerusalem by the revolt of Absalom, this word may denote "waterfalls," inasmuch as Mahanaim, where he abode, was near the Jabbok, and the region abounded with rapids and falls.


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Water-table

WATER-TABLE, noun [water and table.] In architecture, a ledge in the wall of a building, about eighteen or twenty inches from the ground.


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Water-tath

WATER-TATH, noun In England, a species of coarse grass growing in wet grounds, and supposed to be injurious to sheep.


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Water-thermometer

WATER-THERMOMETER, noun An instrument for ascertaining the precise degree of cold at which water ceases to be condensed.


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Water-tight

WATER-TIGHT, adjective [water and tight.] So tight as not to admit water.


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Water-trefoil

WATER-TREFOIL, noun A plant.


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Water-violet

WATER-VIOLET, noun [water and violet.] A plant of the genus Hottonia.


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Water-way

WATER-WAY, noun [water and way.] In a ships deck, a piece of timber, forming a channel for conducting water to the scuppers.


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Water-wheel

WATER-WHEEL, noun [water and wheel.]

1. A wheel moved by water.

2. An engine for raising water from a deep well.


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Water-willow

WATER-WILLOW, noun [water and willow.] A plant. [Latin]


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Water-with

WATER-WITH, noun [water and with.] A plant.


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Water-work

WATER-WORK, noun [water and work.] Water-works are hydraulic machines or engines, particularly such as form artificial fountains, spouts and the like.


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Water-wort

WATER-WORT, noun A plant of the genus Elatine.

WATER, verb transitive wauter.

1. To irrigate; to overflow with water, or to wet with water; as, to water land. Showers water the earth.

2. To supply with water. The hilly lands of New England are remarkably well watered with rivers and rivulets.

3. To supply with water for drink; as, to water cattle and horses.

4. To diversify; to wet and calendar; to give a wavy appearance to; as, to water silk.

WATER, verb intransitive wauter.

1. To shed water or liquid matter. His eyes began to water.

2. To get or take in water. The ship put into port to water.

The mouth waters, a phrase denoting that person has a longing desire.


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Watery

WATERY, adjective

1. Resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid; as watery humors.

The oily and watery parts of the aliment.

2. Tasteless; insipid; vapid; spiritless; as watery turneps.

3. Wet; abounding with water; as watery land; watery eyes.

4. Pertaining to water; as the watery god.

5. Consisting of water; as a watery desert.