- (uncountable) A clear liquid potable by humans and animals; the chemical H<small>2</small>O.
- (context, sometimes, countable) Mineral water.
- Perrier is the most popular in this restaurant.
- (context, countable, often in plural) spa, Spa water.
- Many people visit Bath to take the waters.
- (alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
- (context, India and Japan) One of the five basic elements (see w:Classical_element, Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
- (context, in plural) A sea belonging to particular country.
- The boat was found in within the territorial waters.
- (context, in plural) Any body of water, such as a river or a lake.
- He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. "Psalms 23:2
- (colloquial) urine, Urine.
- (context, UK, in plural) amniotic fluid.
- Before the child is born, the pregnant woman"s waters break.
- (context, US, in singular) Amniotic fluid.
- Before the child is born, the pregnant woman"s breaks.
- (context, in plural) A complex or difficult situation.
- To fish in troubled waters.
- To stir the waters.
- Awkward position or circumstance; trouble.
- To get into deep .
- To be in hot over ill-chosen words.
:: ''I would like to order a
- (countable) A serving of water.
- (transitive) To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
Etymology: From (term, wíter, lang=ang), from (proto, Germanic, wat-), West Germanic
- Sally watered the roses.
- (transitive) To provide (animals) with water.
- I need to go the cattle.
- (context, transitive, colloquial) To urinate.
- (intransitive) (Of eyes) to fill with tears due to irritation, pain etc.
- Chopping onions makes my eyes .
- watar, from (proto, Indo-European, wodrÌ) (genitive
- wedn-ós "of water") < PIE verb root
- wed-.Germanic cognates: Old Frisian weter, Old Saxon watar (Dutch water), Old High German wazzar (German Wasser), Old Norse (term, vatn, lang=non) (Swedish (term, vatten, lang=sv)), Gothic .Indo-European cognates: Sanskrit ààààà, Greek á, Common Slavic
- voda (Old Church Slavonic (term, sc=Cyrl, , tr=voda, lang=cu), Polish (term, woda, lan=pl)), Lithuanian (term, vanduo, lang=lt), Latin (term, unda, lang=la), Irish uisce, Hittite (term, , tr=wÄtar, lang=hit).(PIE also had animate synonyms,
- hâekÊehâ and
- hâep- , which are the sources of Latin aqua and Persian (FAchar, ) (íb) respectively.)May be a cognate of the Uralic root
- wete, cf. vesi, víz.
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