water line

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

Definitions of water line words

  • noun water line Nautical. the part of the outside of a ship's hull that is just at the water level. 1
  • noun water line Naval Architecture. any of a series of lines on the hull plans of a vessel representing the level to which the vessel is immersed or the bottom of the keel. Compare load line, Plimsoll line. 1
  • noun water line the line in which water at its surface borders upon a floating body. 1
  • noun water line water level (def 2). 1
  • noun water line Also called watermark. a line indicating the former level or passage of water: A water line all around the cellar served as a reminder of the flood. 1
  • noun water line a pipe, hose, tube, or other line for conveying water. 1

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Origin of water line

First appearance:

before 1615
One of the 41% oldest English words
First recorded in 1615-25

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Parts of speech for Water line


water line popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water line usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for water line

noun water line

  • watermark — a mark indicating the height to which water rises or has risen, as in a river or inlet.

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