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Definition 1: a facility that provides a source of water - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the town debated the purification of the water supply
  • first you have to cut off the water

Synonyms for water in the sense of this definition

(water is a kind of ...) a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

"the assembly plant is an enormous facility"

(water is a part of ...) lake used to store water for community use

(water is a part of ...) main (a pipe or conduit) for conveying water

(... is part of water) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

"the industrial base of Japan"

Definition 2: a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants - [noun denoting food]

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

  • he asked for a drink of water

(water is a kind of ...) any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue

(water is a kind of ...) any substance (such as a chemical element or inorganic compound) that can be taken in by a green plant and used in organic synthesis

(water is a kind of ...) a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure

(... is a kind of water ) pure natural water from a stream or brook; often distinguished from soda water

(... is a kind of water ) water from a spring

(... is a kind of water ) water suitable for drinking

Definition 3: the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where 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 water in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(... is a kind 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"

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

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

(... is part 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"

(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

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

"the river was navigable for 50 miles"

Definition 4: 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 - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for water in the sense of this definition

(water is a kind of ...) chemical compound composed of only two elements

(water is a kind of ...) fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume

(... is a kind of water ) water that contains mineral salts (as calcium and magnesium ions) that limit the formation of lather with soap

(... is a kind of water ) solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid

(... is a kind of water ) melted snow or ice

(... is a kind of water ) the water present in hydrated compounds

(... is a kind of water ) water containing salts

"the water in the ocean is all saltwater"

(... is a kind of water ) water that is not salty

(... is a kind of water ) partially melted snow

(... is a kind of water ) water that is not hard (does not contain mineral salts that interfere with the formation of lather with soap)

(... is a kind of water ) water accumulated in the bilge of a ship

(... is a kind of water ) underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks

(... is a kind of water ) water that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic purification

(... is a kind of water ) water that has been purified by distillation

(... is a kind of water ) water in which dishes and cooking utensils are washed

(... is a kind of water ) water used for a bath

(... is a kind of water ) water directly from the spigot

(water is made of the substance ...) a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust

(water is made of the substance ...) a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe

(... is made of the substance water) salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

"sweat poured off his brow"

(... is made of the substance water) the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

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

(... is made of the substance water) a crystal of snow

(... is made of the substance water) small crystals of ice

(... is made of the substance water) water frozen in the solid state

"Americans like ice in their drinks"

(... is made of the substance water) a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands

"his story brought tears to her eyes"

Definition 5: liquid excretory product - [noun denoting substance]

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

  • there was blood in his urine
  • the child had to make water

Synonyms for water in the sense of this definition

(water is a kind of ...) waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body

Definition 6: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) - [noun denoting substance]

(water is a kind of ...) one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe

"the alchemists believed that there were four elements"

(water is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 7: secrete or form water, as tears or saliva - [verb of body]

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

  • My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner
  • His eyes watered

(water is a kind of ...) generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

"secrete digestive juices" "release a hormone into the blood stream"

Definition 8: supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams - [verb of change]

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

  • Water the fields

Synonyms for water in the sense of this definition

(water is a kind of ...) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

(... is a kind of water ) water with a hose

"hose the lawn"

(... is a kind of water ) cause to flow or flood with or as if with water

"flush the meadows"

(... is a kind of water ) run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals

Definition 9: fill with tears - [verb of change]

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

  • His eyes were watering

(water is a kind of ...) become full

"The pool slowly filled with water" "The theater filled up slowly"

Definition 10: provide with water - [verb of possession]

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

  • We watered the buffalo

(water is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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