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noun 
  1. (uncountable) A clear liquid potable by humans and animals; the chemical H<small>2</small>O.
  2. (context, sometimes, countable) Mineral water.
Perrier is the most popular in this restaurant.
  1. (context, countable, often in plural) spa, Spa water.
Many people visit Bath to take the waters.
  1. (alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
  2. (context, India and Japan) One of the five basic elements (see w:Classical_element, Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  3. (context, in plural) A sea belonging to particular country.
The boat was found in within the territorial waters.
  1. (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
  1. (colloquial) urine, Urine.
  2. (context, UK, in plural) amniotic fluid.
Before the child is born, the pregnant woman"s waters break.
  1. (context, US, in singular) Amniotic fluid.
Before the child is born, the pregnant woman"s breaks.
  1. (context, in plural) A complex or difficult situation.
To fish in troubled waters.
To stir the waters.
  1. Awkward position or circumstance; trouble.
To get into deep .
To be in hot over ill-chosen words.
  1. (countable) A serving of water.
:: ''I would like to order a
verb 
  1. (transitive) To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
Sally watered the roses.
  1. (transitive) To provide (animals) with water.
I need to go the cattle.
  1. (context, transitive, colloquial) To urinate.
  2. (intransitive) (Of eyes) to fill with tears due to irritation, pain etc.
Chopping onions makes my eyes .
Etymology: From (term, wíter, lang=ang), from (proto, Germanic, wat-), West Germanic
  • 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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