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|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- (UK) IPA: /ˈwɔːtə(ɹ)/, SAMPA: /"wO:t@(\r)/
- (US) enPR: wô'tər, IPA: /ˈwɔtɚ/, /ˈwɑtɚ/, SAMPA: /"wOt@`/, /"wAt@`/
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- Hyphenation: wa‧ter
- Rhymes: -ɔːtə(r)
- (uncountable) A clear liquid potable by humans and animals; the chemical H2O.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Mineral water.
- Perrier is the most popular water in this restaurant.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Spa water.
- Many people visit Bath to take the waters.
- (alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sea belonging to particular country.
- The boat was found in within the territorial waters.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
- (UK, in plural) amniotic fluid.
- Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s waters break.
- (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Amniotic fluid.
- Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s water breaks.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A complex or difficult situation.
- To fish in troubled waters.
- To stir the waters.
- Awkward position or circumstance; trouble.
- To get into deep water.
- To be in hot water over ill-chosen words.
- (countable) A serving of water.
- I would like to order a water
- See Wikisaurus:water
Third person singular
- (transitive) To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
- Sally watered the roses.
- (transitive) To provide (animals) with water.
- I need to go water the cattle.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To urinate.
- (intransitive) (Of eyes) to fill with tears due to irritation, pain etc.
- Chopping onions makes my eyes water.
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- Het water kookte. — The water boiled.
- (intransitive) First-person singular present tense of wateren.
- IPA: /vatɛr/
water m. (plural water)
From Proto-Germanic *wat-, from heteroclitic r/n-stem Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ (genitive *wednós (“‘of water’”)).
- body of water
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- Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.
- Plural and diminutive only used for the meaning body of water.
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