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English noun: water

1. water (substance) 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


SynonymsH2O


Broader (hypernym)binary compound, liquid


Narrower (hyponym)bath water, bilge, bilge water, brine, dishwater, distilled water, fresh water, freshwater, ground water, hard water, holy water, limewater, meltwater, saltwater, seawater, slush, soft water, spring water, tap water, water of crystallisation, water of crystallization, water of hydration, well water


Substance holonymatomic number 1, atomic number 8, H, hydrogen, O, oxygen


Substance meronymbody of water, diamond dust, flake, frost mist, frost snow, ice, ice crystal, ice needle, perspiration, poudrin, snow mist, snowflake, sudor, sweat, tear, teardrop, water, water ice

2. water (object) the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)


SamplesThey invaded our territorial waters.
They were sitting by the water's edge.


Synonymsbody of water


Broader (hypernym)thing


Narrower (hyponym)backwater, bay, briny, channel, crossing, drink, embayment, estuary, falls, flowage, ford, gulf, high sea, inlet, international waters, lake, main, mid-water, ocean, offing, polynya, pool, puddle, recess, sea, seven seas, shallow, shoal, sound, stream, territorial waters, watercourse, waterfall, waterway


Part meronymEarth's surface, hydrosphere, surface


Substance holonymH2O, water


Domain categorylake, ocean, river

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


Broader (hypernym)element


Domain usagearchaicism, archaism

4. water (artifact) a facility that provides a source of water


SamplesThe town debated the purification of the water supply.
First you have to cut off the water.


Synonymswater supply, water system


Broader (hypernym)facility, installation


Part holonymartificial lake, man-made lake, reservoir, water main


Part meronymbase, infrastructure

5. water (substance) liquid excretory product


SamplesThere was blood in his urine.
The child had to make water.


Synonymspee, piddle, piss, urine, weewee


Broader (hypernym)body waste, excrement, excreta, excretion, excretory product

6. water (food) a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants


SamplesHe asked for a drink of water.


Broader (hypernym)food, liquid, nutrient, nutrient


Narrower (hyponym)branch water, drinking water, spring water


English verb: water

1. water (change) supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams


SamplesWater the fields.


Synonymsirrigate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)wet


Narrower (hyponym)flush, hose, hose down, hush

2. water (possession) provide with water


SamplesWe watered the buffalo.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

3. water (body) secrete or form water, as tears or saliva


SamplesMy mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner.
His eyes watered.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)release, secrete

4. water (change) fill with tears


SamplesHis eyes were watering.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up









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