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EN[ˈwɔːtə(ɹ)] [ˈwɔːtʰə(ɹ)] [ˈwɔtɚ] [ˈwɑtɚ] [ˈwɔɾɚ] [ˈwɑɾɚ] [ˈwʊtɚ] [ˈwʊɾɚ] [ˈwoːtə(ɹ)] [ˈwoːɾə(ɹ)] [ˈwoːtɘ(ɹ)] [-ɔːtə(ɹ)] [-ɒtə(ɹ)]
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  • Water (chemical formula: H2O) is a transparent fluid which forms the world's streams, lakes, oceans and rain, and is the major constituent of the fluids of living things.
  • Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface. It is vital for all known forms of life. On Earth, 96.5% of the planet's water is found in seas and oceans, 1.7% in groundwater, 1.
  • Water on Earth moves continually through the water cycle of evaporation and transpiration (evapotranspiration), condensation, precipitation, and runoff, usually reaching the sea. Evaporation and transpiration contribute to the precipitation over land.
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    Definition of water in English Dictionary

  • NounPLwatersSUF-ter
    1. NU A substance (of molecular formula H₂O) found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid; it is present naturally as rain, and found in rivers, lakes and seas; its solid form is ice and its gaseous form is steam.
      1. By the action of electricity, the water was resolved into its two parts, oxygen and hydrogen. ‎
      2. May I have a glass of water? ‎
      3. Your plants need more water. ‎
      4. Joe bustled back and offered her a glass of wine but she shook her head. “Just a water, please.”
    2. (alchemy, philosophy) The aforementioned liquid, considered one of the Classical elements or basic elements of alchemy.
      1. He showed me the river of living water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God. ‎
    3. (often in the plural) Any body of water, or a specific part of it.
      1. The boat was found in within the territorial waters. ‎
      2. These seals are a common sight on the coastal waters of Chile. ‎
      3. We had a great view of the waters of this place. ‎
    4. A combination of water and other substance(s).
      1. Perrier is the most popular water in this restaurant. ‎
      2. Many people visit Bath to take the waters. ‎
      3. ammonia water
      4. Ser Dunaver's squire Jodge could not hold his water when he slept.
      5. Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s waters break. ‎ ( UK )
      6. Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s water breaks. ‎ ( North America )
      7. He suffers from water on the knee. ‎
    5. (figuratively, in the plural or in the singular) A state of affairs; conditions; usually with an adjective indicating an adverse condition.
      1. The rough waters of change will bring about the calm after the storm. ‎
    6. COL (figuratively) A person's intuition.
      1. I know he'll succeed. I feel it in my waters. ‎
    7. NU (dated, finance) Excess valuation of securities.
      1. Iowa Governor Will Fight Rock Island Reorganization. He Says That Under the New Plan Too Much Water Is Put Into the Stock—Believes Plan Is Out of Harmony with Iowa Laws.
    8. The limpidity and lustre of a precious stone, especially a diamond.
      1. a diamond of the first water, i.e. one that is perfectly pure and transparent ‎
    9. A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc.
    10. VerbSGwatersPRwateringPT, PPwatered
      1. VT To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
        1. Aunt Em had just come out of the house to water the cabbages when she looked up and saw Dorothy running toward her.
      2. VT To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate.
        1. VT To provide (animals) with water for drinking.
          1. I need to go water the cattle.
        2. VI To get or take in water.
          1. The ship put into port to water.
        3. VT COL To urinate onto.
          1. Nature called, so I stepped into the woods and watered a tree.
        4. VT To dilute.
          1. Can you water the whisky, please?
        5. VT (dated, finance) To overvalue (securities), especially through deceptive accounting.
          1. such agencies would make it possible for the railroads to water stock and evade the law subjecting security issues to public regulation
        6. VI To fill with or secrete water.
          1. Chopping onions makes my eyes water.
          2. The smell of fried onions makes my mouth water.
        7. VT To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines.
          1. to water silk
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Neville referred to the desal plant as an “insurance policy” but its potential use could prove politically tricky for Labor given fears it may drive up water bills.
          • An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.
          • They gave her room, all right, especially if her medium happened to be water color, as Judy was a grand splasher and spared neither water nor paint.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Water damage caused the plywood of the floor to delaminate. The layers came apart and the whole piece had to be replaced.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • It is well known that air bubbles attach to hydrophobic surfaces; in other words, such surfaces are partially dewetted by water.
          • The river bank had been eaten away over the years by the flood water.
          • Amongst these are iron forges, in which irregularly shaped semimalleable lumps of iron are formed into bars by means of hammers driven by water.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Intransitive verbs
                • Transitive verbs
              Related Links:
              1. fr water
              2. en waters
              3. en watery
              4. en waterfall
              5. en waterproof
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              Grammatically, this word "water" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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