water main

wa·ter main
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er meyn]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər meɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er meyn]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər meɪn/

Definitions of water main words

  • noun water main a main pipe or conduit in a system for conveying water. 1
  • noun water main pipe supplying water 1
  • countable noun water main A water main is a very large underground pipe used for supplying water to houses and factories. 0
  • noun water main a principal supply pipe in an arrangement of pipes for distributing water 0
  • noun water main a main pipe in a system of water pipes 0
  • noun water main the principal underground pipe for conveying water to residential and business properties. 0

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Origin of water main

First appearance:

before 1795
One of the 43% newest English words
First recorded in 1795-1805

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Parts of speech for Water main


water main popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% 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 main usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for water main

noun water main

  • hookah — a tobacco pipe of Near Eastern origin with a long, flexible tube by which the smoke is drawn through a jar of water and thus cooled.
  • hubble-bubble — a simple form of the hookah, in which the smoke passes through water, causing a bubbling sound.
  • kalian — a Persian tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water; hookah.
  • nargileh — Alternative form of narghile.

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