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English noun: body of water

1. body of 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.


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

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