W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-terz, wot-erz]
    • /ˈwɔ tərz, ˈwɒt ərz/
    • /ˈwɔː.tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-terz, wot-erz]
    • /ˈwɔ tərz, ˈwɒt ərz/

Definitions of waters word

  • noun waters 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 waters a special form or variety of this liquid, as rain. 1
  • noun waters 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 waters 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 waters the surface of a stream, river, lake, ocean, etc.: above, below, or on the water. 1
  • noun waters waters. flowing water, or water moving in waves: The river's mighty waters. the sea or seas bordering a particular country or continent or located in a particular part of the world: We left San Diego and sailed south for Mexican waters. 1

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Origin of waters

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 Waters


waters popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% 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".

waters usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for waters

noun waters

  • galosh — a waterproof overshoe, especially a high one.
  • boot — Boots are shoes that cover your whole foot and the lower part of your leg.
  • waders — a person or thing that wades.
  • footwear — articles to be worn on the feet, as shoes, slippers, or boots.
  • galoshes — a waterproof overshoe, especially a high one.

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