['wɔːtə] or ['wɔtɚ]


(noun.) a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; 'he asked for a drink of water'.

(noun.) 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.) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).

(verb.) secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; 'My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner'; 'His eyes watered'.

(verb.) supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; 'Water the fields'.

(verb.) fill with tears; 'His eyes were watering'.

(verb.) provide with water; 'We watered the buffalo'.

手打:斯坦--From WordNet


(n.) The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc.

(n.) A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or other collection of water.

(n.) Any liquid secretion, humor, or the like, resembling water; esp., the urine.

(n.) A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance; as, ammonia water.

(n.) The limpidity and luster of a precious stone, especially a diamond; as, a diamond of the first water, that is, perfectly pure and transparent. Hence, of the first water, that is, of the first excellence.

(n.) A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc. See Water, v. t., 3, Damask, v. t., and Damaskeen.

(v. t.) An addition to the shares representing the capital of a stock company so that the aggregate par value of the shares is increased while their value for investment is diminished, or "diluted."

(v. t.) To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers.

(v. t.) To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to drink; as, to water cattle and horses.

(v. t.) To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines; as, to water silk. Cf. Water, n., 6.

(n.) To add water to (anything), thereby extending the quantity or bulk while reducing the strength or quality; to extend; to dilute; to weaken.

(v. i.) To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water.

(v. i.) To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to water.



v. a. [1]. Irrigate, moisten, wet.[2]. Supply with water (for drink), furnish with water, give water to.[3]. Sprinkle and calender (as cloth, to give it an undulating or wavy appearance).



n. in a state of purity at ordinary temperatures a clear transparent liquid perfectly neutral in its reaction and devoid of taste or smell: any collection of such as the ocean a lake river &c.: mineral water: tears: saliva: eye-water: urine: transparency lustre as of a diamond: (pl.) waves.—v.t. to wet overflow or supply with water: to wet and press so as to give a wavy appearance to: to increase the nominal capital of a company by the issue of new shares without a corresponding increase of actual capital.—v.i. to shed water: to gather saliva noting strong craving: to take in water.—ns. Waterage money paid for a journey by water; Water-bag the bag-like compartment in which the camel stores water; Water-bailiff a custom-house officer who inspects ships on reaching or leaving a port: a person appointed to guard the fish in a protected piece of water; Water-barometer a barometer in which water is substituted for mercury; Water-barrel -cask a barrel cask for holding water; Water-bath a bath composed of water: a vessel containing warm water used for chemical purposes; Water-battery a voltaic battery in which the electrolyte is water: (fort.) a battery nearly on a level with the water; Water-bearer one who carries water: (astron.) a sign of the zodiac; Water-bed an india-rubber mattress filled with water used by invalids to prevent bed-sores; Water-bellows a form of blower used in gas-machines and formerly to supply a blast for furnaces; Water-bird a bird that frequents the water; Water-biscuit a biscuit made of flour and water; Water-blink a spot of cloud hanging over open water in arctic regions; Water-boat a boat carrying water in bulk to supply ships; Water-boatman a kind of aquatic bug.—adj. Water-borne conveyed in a boat.—ns. Water-bottle a glass rubber &c. bottle for carrying water; Water-brash an affection consisting of a hot sensation in the stomach with eructations of an acrid burning liquid; Water-break a ripple; Water-brose (Scot.) brose made of meal and water alone; Water-buck an African water-antelope; Water-bug a species of hemipterous insects found in ponds and still water; Water-butt a large barrel for rain-water usually kept out of doors; Water-carriage carriage or conveyance by water; Water-cart a cart for conveying water esp. for the purpose of watering streets or roads; Water-cell one of several small paunches in a camel used for storing water: a voltaic cell containing pure water; Water-cement hydraulic cement; Water-chestnut (Marron d'eau) the name given in France to the edible seeds of the Trapa natans; Water-clock a clock which is made to go by the fall of water; Water-closet a closet used as a privy in which the discharges are carried off by water; Water-cock the kora a large East Indian gallinule; Water-colour a colour or pigment diluted with water and gum instead of oil: a painting in such a colour or colours; Water-colourist a painter in water-colours; Water-cooler a machine for cooling water or for keeping water cool; Water-core an apple with watery-looking core: in founding a hollow core through which water may be passed; Watercourse a course or channel for water; Water-craft boats plying on the water; Water-crane a crane for turning water from a railway-tank into a locomotive tender; Water-cress a small plant growing in watery places much esteemed as a salad and used as a preventive of scurvy; Water-cure medical treatment by means of water; Water-deck a decorated canvas cover for a dragoon's saddle; Water-deer a small Chinese musk-deer of aquatic habits: in Africa one of the chevrotains; Water-doctor a hydropathist: one who divines diseases from the urine; Water-dog a dog accustomed to the water: a variety of the common dog valuable to sportsmen in hunting water-fowl on account of its aquatic habits: (coll.) an experienced sailor: (pl.) small irregular floating clouds supposed to indicate rain; Water-drain a channel through which water runs; Water-drainage; Water-drinker a drinker of water: a teetotaler; Water-drop a drop of water: a tear; Water-dropwort a genus of umbelliferous plants.—adj. Watered marked with wavy lines like those made by water—(Watered stocks a term applied to securities whose nominal amount has been increased without any corresponding payment in cash).—ns. Water-elevator a device for raising water to a level: a lift that works by water; Water-engine an engine for raising water: an engine for extinguishing fires; Waterer one who waters: a vessel for watering with; Waterfall a fall or perpendicular descent of a body of water: a cataract or cascade: (coll.) a neck-tie a chignon; Water-flag the yellow iris; Water-flea the common name for minute aquatic crustaceans; Water-flood an inundation; Water-flow current of water.—adj. Water-flowing streaming.—ns. Water-fly an aquatic insect: (Shak.) an insignificant troublesome person; Water-fowl a fowl that frequents water; Water-frame Arkwright's spinning-frame which was driven by water; Water-gall a watery appearance in the sky accompanying the rainbow: a pit or cavity made by a torrent of water; Water-gas a gas partly derived from the decomposition of steam; Water-gate a flood-gate: a gate admitting to a river or other body of water; Water-gauge -gage an instrument for gauging or measuring the quantity or height of water; Water-gilding,=Wash-gilding; Water-glass a water-clock: an instrument for making observations beneath the surface of water: soluble glass; Water-god a deity presiding over some tract of water; Water-gruel gruel made of water and meal &c. eaten without milk; Water-guard river harbour or coast police; Water-hammer the noise made by the sudden stoppage of moving water in a pipe: an air vacuum containing some water: (med.) a metal hammer heated in water and applied to the skin as a counter-irritant; Water-hen the moorhen; Water-hole a reservoir for water a water-pool; Wateriness; Watering act of one who waters: the art or process of giving a wavy ornamental appearance; Watering-call a cavalry trumpet-signal to water horses; Watering-can -pot a vessel used for watering plants; Watering-house a place where cab-horses are watered; Watering-place a place where water may be obtained: a place to which people resort to drink mineral water for bathing &c.; Watering-trough a trough in which horses and cattle drink.—adj. Waterish resembling abounding in water: somewhat watery: thin.—ns. Waterishness; Water-jacket a casing containing water placed around anything to keep it cool—also Water-box and Water-mantle; Water-kelpie a malignant water-spirit generally in the form of a horse which delights to drown unwary travellers; Water-lemon a species of passion-flower; Water-lens a simple lens formed by placing a few drops of water in a small brass cell with blackened sides and a glass bottom.—adj. Waterless lacking water.—ns. Water-level the level formed by the surface of still water: a levelling instrument in which water is used; Water-lily a name commonly given to the different species of Nymphaea and Nuphar and also of Nelumbium all genera of the natural order Nymphaea and indeed often extended to all the plants of that order—of the three British species all have heart-shaped leaves floating on the water; Water-line the line on a ship to which the water rises: a water-mark.—adj. Water-logged rendered log-like or unmanageable from being filled with water.—ns. Water-lot a lot of ground which is under water; Water-main a great subterranean pipe supplying water in cities; Waterman a man who plies a boat on water for hire: a boatman: a ferryman: a neat oarsman; Watermanship oarsmanship; Watermark a mark showing the height to which water has risen: a tide-mark: a mark wrought into paper denoting its size or its manufacturer.—v.t. to mark with water-marks.—ns. Water-meadow a meadow periodically overflowed by a stream; Water-melon a plant having a spherical pulpy pleasantly flavoured fruit the fruit itself; Water-meter an instrument measuring the quantity of water passing through it: an instrument for measuring evaporation; Water-mill a mill driven by water; Water-mole the desman: a duck-mole or duck-billed platypus; Water-monkey an earthenware jar for keeping drinking-water in hot climates round with narrow neck—also Monkey-jar; Water-mōtor any water-wheel or turbine esp. any small motor driven by water under pressure; Water-nixy a spirit inhabiting water; Water-nymph a Naiad; Water-ousel the dipper; Water-parsnip a plant of the aquatic genus Sium—the skirret; Water-parting (same as Watershed); Water-phone an instrument for detecting leaks in pipes; Water-pipe a pipe for conveying water; Water-plane a plane passing through a vessel when afloat; Water-plant a plant which grows in water; Water-plate a plate having a double bottom and a space for hot water used to keep food warm; Water-pōlo an aquatic game played by swimmers in swimming-baths at piers &c. the sides numbering seven each—a goal-keeper two backs one half-back and three forwards; Water-pot a pot or vessel for holding water; Water-power the power of water employed to move machinery &c.; Water-pox varicella; Water-privilege the right to the use of water esp. for machinery.—adj. Waterproof proof against water: not permitting water to enter.—n. anything with such qualities: a garment of some waterproof substance like india-rubber.—ns. Waterproofing the act of making any substance impervious to water: the material with which a thing is made waterproof as caoutchouc; Water-pump a pump for water used humorously of the eyes; Water-purpie (Scot.) brook-lime a species of Veronica; Water-rail the common rail of Europe; Water-ram a hydraulic ram; Water-rat the popular name of the water-vole: the American musk-rat; Water-rate a rate or tax for the supply of water; Water-route a stream lake &c. used as a means of travel; Water-rug (Shak.) a kind of dog; Watershed the line which separates two river-basins: a district from which several rivers rise; Water-side the brink of water: the sea-shore; Water-smoke water evaporating as visible mist; Water-snake a snake frequenting the water; Water-soldier an aquatic plant (Stratiotes alo飀es) common in lakes and ditches in the east of England; Water-spaniel (see Spaniel); Water-spīder an aquatic spider; Waterspout a pipe from which water spouts: a moving spout or column of water often seen at sea and sometimes on land; Water-sprinkle (Spens.) a water-pot; Water-sprite a spirit inhabiting the water.—adj. Water-standing (Shak.) containing water tearful.—ns. Water-strider any aquatic heteropterous insect of the family Hydrobatid; Water-supply the obtaining and distribution of sufficient water to the inhabitants of a town: the amount of water thus distributed; Water-tāble a moulding or other projection in the wall of a building to throw off the water; Water-tank a tank or cistern for holding water; Water-tap a tap or cock used for letting out water; Water-thermometer a thermometer filled with water instead of mercury and used for showing the point at which water acquires its greatest density; Water-thief (Shak.) a pirate.—adj. Water-tight so tight as not to admit water nor let it escape—(Water-tight compartment a division of a ship's hull or other sub-aqueous structure so formed that water cannot enter it from any other part; see Bulkhead).—ns. Water-tube a pipe for rain-water; Water-twist a kind of cotton-twist first made by the water-frame; Water-vīolet a plant of the genus Hottonia; Water-vole the common European water-rat; Water-wagtail a wagtail the pied wagtail; Water-way (naut.) a series of pieces of timber extending round a ship at the junction of the decks with the sides pierced by scuppers to carry off the water: a water-route; Waterwheel a wheel moved by water: an engine for raising water; Waterwork (mostly in pl.) any work or engine by which water is furnished as to a town &c.: a textile fabric used like tapestry: (slang) used humorously of shedding tears.—adj. Water-worn worn by the action of water.—n. Water-wraith a water-spirit supposed to portend death.—adj. Watery pertaining to or like water: thin or transparent: tasteless: weak vapid: affecting water (of the moon as governing the tide): (Shak.) eager.—ns. High-water High-water-mark (see High); Low-water (see Low); Low-water-mark the limit of water at low tide: the lowest point of anything.—Water of life spiritual refreshment: (Scot.) whisky; Water on the brain knee an accumulation of serous fluid in the cranial cavity knee-joint; Watered silk silk on which a changeable pattern has been worked by means of pressing and moistening.—Above water out of trouble; Aerated water (see Aerate); Apollinaris water an agreeable table-water obtained in Rhenish Prussia; Bag of waters the fœtal membranes filled with liquor amnii which dilate the mouth of the womb; Cast a person's water to examine urine to aid in the diagnosis of disease; Deep water or waters water too deep for safety sore trouble distress; First water the highest degree of fineness in a diamond &c. hence the highest rank generally; Hold water to be correct or well-grounded to stand investigation; Holy water water used symbolically as a means of purification; Like water with the quick full flow of water: extravagantly recklessly; Make the mouth water to arouse in any one a strong desire for a thing—from the gathering of saliva in the mouth at the prospect of a savoury morsel; Make water to micturate; Mineral water (see Mineral); Oil on troubled waters anything that allays or assuages from the effect of pouring oil on rough water; Tread water to keep the head above water by an up-and-down movement of the feet; Under water below the surface; White water breakers foaming water."



To dream of drinking mineral water, foretells fortune will favor your efforts, and you will enjoy your opportunities to satisfy your cravings for certain pleasures.

To dream of clear water, foretells that you will joyfully realize prosperity and pleasure. If the water is muddy, you will be in danger and gloom will occupy Pleasure's seat. If you see it rise up in your house, denotes that you will struggle to resist evil, but unless you see it subside, you will succumb to dangerous influences. If you find yourself baling it out, but with feet growing wet, foreshadows trouble, sickness, and misery will work you a hard task, but you will forestall them by your watchfulness. The same may be applied to muddy water rising in vessels. To fall into muddy water, is a sign that you will make many bitter mistakes, and will suffer poignant grief therefrom. To drink muddy water, portends sickness, but drinking it clear and refreshing brings favorable consummation of fair hopes. To sport with water, denotes a sudden awakening to love and passion. To have it sprayed on your head, denotes that your passionate awakening to love will meet reciprocal consummation. The following dream and its allegorical occurrence in actual life is related by a young woman student of dreams: ``Without knowing how, I was (in my dream) on a boat, I waded through clear blue water to a wharfboat, which I found to be snow white, but rough and splintry. The next evening I had a delightful male caller, but he remained beyond the time prescribed by mothers and I was severely censured for it.'' The blue water and fairy white boat were the disappointing prospects in the symbol.



A thin substance applied to stocks with which to soak buyers.





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