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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
          • The pumps now draw water from this tank, instead of from the "Croton main" as formerly.
          • Melbourne's water storages plunged by 0.7 per cent in a week, down to 33.1 per cent capacity, as Victoria recorded its second-driest January on record.
          • Since we considered the keratin in liquid water at ~ pH = 7, histidine was left unprotonated.
        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
          • Considering some of the other offers that were made, allowing this one piece of merchandise was by no means a cash grab; this was merely Watterson putting a toe in the water.
          • "I hear things are good." / Moran shrugged. "Depends on who you're talking to. Who would you be talking to, Squire?" / "Frank" / "I thought that might be it. You still carrying his water?
          • Further development will aim to develop phagosensors adapted on demand to the detection of any human or animal pathogen that may be present in water.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Intransitive verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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              2. en waters
              3. en watery
              4. en waterfall
              5. en waterproof
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              Meaning of water for the defined word.

              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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