(1)   A facility that provides a source of water
"The town debated the purification of the water supply"
"First you have to cut off the water"
(2)   A fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants
"He asked for a drink of water"
(3)   The part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
"They invaded our territorial waters"
"They were sitting by the water's edge"
(4)   Binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
(5)   Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
(6)   Liquid excretory product
"There was blood in his urine"
"The child had to make water"


(7)   Secrete or form water, as tears or saliva
"My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"
"His eyes watered"
(8)   Supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams
"Water the fields"
(9)   Fill with tears
"His eyes were watering"
(10)   Provide with water
"We watered the buffalo"



From , from , from heteroclitic r/n-stem (genitive ).

Cognates include German , Dutch , Irish , Russian , Latin and Lithuanian .


  1. A clear liquid having the chemical formula H2O, required by all forms of life.
    Can I have a glass of water?
    Your plants need more water.
    By the action of electricity, the water was resolved into its two parts, oxygen and hydrogen.
  2. Mineral water.
    Perrier is the most popular water in this restaurant.
  3. Spa water.
    Many people visit Bath to take the waters.
  4. One of the four basic elements.
  5. One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  6. A sea belonging to particular country.
    The boat was found in within the territorial waters.
  7. 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
  8. Urine.
  9. amniotic fluid.
    Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s waters break.
  10. Amniotic fluid.
    Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s water breaks.
  11. A state of affairs; conditions; usually with an adjective indicating an adverse condition.
  12. A serving of water.
    I would like to order a water
  13. Tap water, or well/pump water, as opposed to bottled water.
    Do not drink the water.
  14. Particular lakes in the lake district.
    That is Coniston Water.


  1. To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
    Sally watered the roses.
  2. To provide (animals) with water.
    I need to go water the cattle.
  3. To urinate.
  4. To dilute. Also 'water down'.
    Can you water the whisky, please?
  5. To fill with or secrete water.
    Chopping onions makes my eyes water.
    The smell of fried onions makes my mouth water.