(noun, verb)


1. 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

Definition categories: substance, liquid

2. 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

Definition categories: object, thing

3. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

Definition categories: substance, element

4. 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

Definition categories: man–made, facility, installation

5. liquid excretory product

- the child had to make water

Similar word(s): pee, piddle, urine, weewee

Definition categories: substance, excrement, excreta, excretion

6. a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants

- he asked for a drink of water

Definition categories: food, nutrient, liquid

Sentences with water as a noun:

- By the action of electricity, the water was resolved into its two parts, oxygen and hydrogen.

- May I have a glass of water?

- Your plants need more water.

- The boat was found in within the territorial waters.

- These seals are a common sight on the coastal waters of Chile.

- We had a great view of the waters of this place.

- Perrier is the most popular water in this restaurant.

- Many people visit Bath to take the waters.

- ammonia water

- Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s waters break. (UK)Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s water breaks. (North America)

- He suffers from water on the knee.

- The rough waters of change will bring about the calm after the storm.

- I know he'll succeed. I feel it in my waters.

- a diamond of the first water, i.e. one that is perfectly pure and transparent


1. supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams

- Water the fields

Similar word(s): irrigate

Definition categories: change, wet

2. provide with water

- We watered the buffalo

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

3. secrete or form water, as tears or saliva

- My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner

- His eyes watered

Definition categories: body, release, secrete

4. fill with tears

- His eyes were watering

Definition categories: change, fill

Sentences with water as a verb:

- I need to go water the cattle.

- The ship put into port to water.

- Nature called, so I stepped into the woods and watered a tree.

- Can you water the whisky, please?

- Chopping onions makes my eyes water.

- The smell of fried onions makes my mouth water.

- to water silk