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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər/

Definitions of water word

  • noun water a liquid solution or preparation, especially one used for cosmetic purposes: lavender water; lemon water. 2
  • noun water a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H 2 O, freezing at 32°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C, that in a more or less impure state constitutes rain, oceans, lakes, rivers, etc.: it contains 11.188 percent hydrogen and 88.812 percent oxygen, by weight. 1
  • noun water a special form or variety of this liquid, as rain. 1
  • noun water Often, waters. this liquid in an impure state as obtained from a mineral spring: Last year we went to Marienbad for the waters. 1
  • noun water the liquid content of a river, inlet, etc., with reference to its relative height, especially as dependent on tide: a difference of 20 feet between high and low water. 1
  • noun water the surface of a stream, river, lake, ocean, etc.: above, below, or on the water. 1

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Origin of water

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English wæter; cognate with Dutch water, German Wasser; akin to Old Norse vain, Gothic wato, Hittite watar, Greek hýdōr; (v.) Middle English wateren, Old English wæterian, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Water


water popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

water usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for water

noun water

  • liquid — composed of molecules that move freely among themselves but do not tend to separate like those of gases; neither gaseous nor solid.
  • rainwater — (Leo) James, 1917–86, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1975.
  • seawater — the salt water in or from the sea.
  • mineral water — water containing dissolved mineral salts or gases, especially such water considered healthful to drink.
  • tap water — water, obtained directly from a faucet or tap, that has not been purified, distilled, or otherwise treated.

verb water

  • soak — to lie in and become saturated or permeated with water or some other liquid.
  • spray — a single, slender shoot, twig, or branch with its leaves, flowers, or berries.
  • irrigate — to supply (land) with water by artificial means, as by diverting streams, flooding, or spraying.
  • drench — to wet thoroughly; soak.
  • sprinkle — to scatter (a liquid, powder, etc.) in drops or particles: She sprinkled powder on the baby.

adjective water

  • aquatic — An aquatic animal or plant lives or grows on or in water.
  • marine — of or relating to the sea; existing in or produced by the sea: marine vegetation.
  • sea — Self Extracting Archive
  • river — a person who rives.

Antonyms for water

noun water

  • icicle — a pendent, tapering mass of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water.
  • permafrost — (in arctic or subarctic regions) perennially frozen subsoil.
  • ice cube — a small cube of ice, as one made in a special tray in the freezing compartment of a refrigerator or by an ice-making machine.
  • ice — the solid form of water, produced by freezing; frozen water.
  • iceberg — a large floating mass of ice, detached from a glacier and carried out to sea.

verb water

  • collect — If you collect a number of things, you bring them together from several places or from several people.
  • dehydrate — When something such as food is dehydrated, all the water is removed from it, often in order to preserve it.
  • dirty — soiled with dirt; foul; unclean: dirty laundry.
  • dry — free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet: a dry towel; dry air.
  • gather — to bring together into one group, collection, or place: to gather firewood; to gather the troops.

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