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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


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.


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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