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Definition 1: the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where body of water or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they invaded our territorial waters
  • they were sitting by the water's edge

Synonyms for body of water in the sense of this definition

(body of water is a kind of ...) a separate and self-contained entity

(body of water belongs to category ...) a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere

(... is a kind of body of water ) the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area

"there was a ship in the offing"

(... is a kind of body of water ) a stretch of open water surrounded by ice (especially in Arctic seas)

(... is a kind of body of water ) a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid

"there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain" "the body lay in a pool of blood"

(... is a kind of body of water ) a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land

(... is a kind of body of water ) an informal expression for all of the oceans of the world

"the old salt had sailed the seven seas"

(... is a kind of body of water ) a stretch of shallow water

(... is a kind of body of water ) a large ocean inlet or deep bay

"the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"

(... is a kind of body of water ) a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

(... is a kind of body of water ) the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction

(... is a kind of body of water ) a steep descent of the water of a river

(... is a kind of body of water ) a navigable body of water

(... is a kind of body of water ) the water that is well below the surface but also well above the bottom

"many marine fishes inhabit the mid-waters"

(... is a kind of body of water ) any very large body of (salt) water

(... is a kind of body of water ) a shallow area in a stream that can be forded

(... is a kind of body of water ) any large deep body of water

"he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"

(... is a kind of body of water ) the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix

(... is a kind of body of water ) a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area

"many campsites were located near the flowage"

(... is a kind of body of water ) a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels

"the ship went aground in the channel"

(... is a kind of body of water ) an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay

(... is a kind of body of water ) an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf

(... is a kind of body of water ) the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation

(... is a kind of body of water ) an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)

(... is a kind of body of water ) a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam

"the bayous and backwaters are breeding grounds for mosquitos"

(body of water belongs to category ...) a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

(... is part of body of water) the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor

(... is part of body of water) the outermost level of the land or sea

"earthquakes originate far below the surface" "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"

(body of water is made of the substance ...) binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent

(body of water belongs to category ...) a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

"the river was navigable for 50 miles"

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