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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter-kawrs, -kohrs, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs, ˈwɒt ər-/
    • /ˈwɔː.tə.kɔːs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter-kawrs, -kohrs, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs, ˈwɒt ər-/

Definitions of watercourse word

  • noun watercourse a stream of water, as a river or brook. 1
  • noun watercourse the bed of a stream that flows only seasonally. 1
  • noun watercourse a natural channel conveying water. 1
  • noun watercourse a channel or canal made for the conveyance of water. 1
  • noun watercourse A brook, stream, or artificially constructed water channel. 1
  • noun watercourse river, stream, etc. 1

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Origin of watercourse

First appearance:

before 1500
One of the 26% oldest English words
First recorded in 1500-10; water + course

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Parts of speech for Watercourse


watercourse popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for watercourse

noun watercourse

  • waterway — a river, canal, or other body of water serving as a route or way of travel or transport.
  • channel — A channel is a television station.
  • stream — a body of water flowing in a channel or watercourse, as a river, rivulet, or brook. Synonyms: rill, run, streamlet, runnel.
  • river — a person who rives.
  • rivulet — a small stream; streamlet; brook.

Top questions with watercourse

  • what does watercourse mean?
  • what is a dry watercourse?

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