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Definition 1: a conduit through which water flows - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for watercourse in the sense of this definition

(watercourse is a kind of ...) any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

"he said he was looking for the way out"

(... is a kind of watercourse ) long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

(... is a kind of watercourse ) watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs

(... is a kind of watercourse ) a waterway that feeds water to a mill or water wheel or turbine

(... is a kind of watercourse ) a watercourse that carries water away from a mill or water wheel or turbine

Definition 2: a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for watercourse in the sense of this definition

(watercourse is a kind of ...) 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 a kind of watercourse ) a small stream

(... is a kind of watercourse ) a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

"the river was navigable for 50 miles"

(... is a kind of watercourse ) a stream in which the effects of the tide extend far upstream

(... is a kind of watercourse ) a stream that forms the source of a river

(... is a kind of watercourse ) a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)

"the creek dried up every summer"

(... is a kind of watercourse ) a stream or river connected to a larger one

(watercourse is a part of ...) a shallow area in a stream that can be forded

(watercourse is a part of ...) the middle of a stream

(watercourse is a part of ...) a bend or curve, as in a stream or river

Definition 3: natural or artificial channel through which water flows - [noun denoting object]

(watercourse is a kind of ...) 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"

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