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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Water \Wa"ter\ (w[add]"t[~e]r), n. [AS. w[ae]ter; akin to OS.
     watar, OFries. wetir, weter, LG. & D. water, G. wasser, OHG.
     wazzar, Icel. vatn, Sw. vatten, Dan. vand, Goth. wat[=o], O.
     Slav. & Russ. voda, Gr. 'y`dwr, Skr. udan water, ud to wet,
     and perhaps to L. unda wave. [root]137. Cf. Dropsy,
     Hydra, Otter, Wet, Whisky.]
     1. The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and
        which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc. "We will drink
        water." --Shak. "Powers of fire, air, water, and earth."
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     Note: Pure water consists of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, and
           is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, transparent
           liquid, which is very slightly compressible. At its
           maximum density, 39[deg] Fahr. or 4[deg] C., it is the
           standard for specific gravities, one cubic centimeter
           weighing one gram. It freezes at 32[deg] Fahr. or
           0[deg] C. and boils at 212[deg] Fahr. or 100[deg] C.
           (see Ice, Steam). It is the most important natural
           solvent, and is frequently impregnated with foreign
           matter which is mostly removed by distillation; hence,
           rain water is nearly pure. It is an important
           ingredient in the tissue of animals and plants, the
           human body containing about two thirds its weight of
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     2. A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or
        other collection of water.
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              Remembering he had passed over a small water a poor
              scholar when first coming to the university, he
              kneeled.                              --Fuller.
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     3. Any liquid secretion, humor, or the like, resembling
        water; esp., the urine.
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     4. (Pharm.) A solution in water of a gaseous or readily
        volatile substance; as, ammonia water. --U. S. Pharm.
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     5. The limpidity and luster of a precious stone, especially a
        diamond; as, a diamond of the first water, that is,
        perfectly pure and transparent. Hence, of the first water,
        that is, of the first excellence.
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     6. A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted
        to linen, silk, metals, etc. See Water, v. t., 3,
        Damask, v. t., and Damaskeen.
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     7. An addition to the shares representing the capital of a
        stock company so that the aggregate par value of the
        shares is increased while their value for investment is
        diminished, or "diluted." [Brokers' Cant]
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     Note: Water is often used adjectively and in the formation of
           many self-explaining compounds; as, water drainage;
           water gauge, or water-gauge; waterfowl, water-fowl, or
           water fowl; water-beaten; water-borne, water-circled,
           water-girdled, water-rocked, etc.
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     Hard water. See under Hard.
     Inch of water, a unit of measure of quantity of water,
        being the quantity which will flow through an orifice one
        inch square, or a circular orifice one inch in diameter,
        in a vertical surface, under a stated constant head; also
        called miner's inch, and water inch. The shape of the
        orifice and the head vary in different localities. In the
        Western United States, for hydraulic mining, the standard
        aperture is square and the head from 4 to 9 inches above
        its center. In Europe, for experimental hydraulics, the
        orifice is usually round and the head from 1/2 of an inch
        to 1 inch above its top.
     Mineral water, waters which are so impregnated with foreign
        ingredients, such as gaseous, sulphureous, and saline
        substances, as to give them medicinal properties, or a
        particular flavor or temperature.
     Soft water, water not impregnated with lime or mineral
     To hold water. See under Hold, v. t.
     To keep one's head above water, to keep afloat; fig., to
        avoid failure or sinking in the struggles of life.
     To make water.
        (a) To pass urine. --Swift.
        (b) (Naut.) To admit water; to leak.
     Water of crystallization (Chem.), the water combined with
        many salts in their crystalline form. This water is
        loosely, but, nevertheless, chemically, combined, for it
        is held in fixed and definite amount for each substance
        containing it. Thus, while pure copper sulphate, CuSO4,
        is a white amorphous substance, blue vitriol, the
        crystallized form, CuSO4.5H2O, contains five molecules
        of water of crystallization.
     Water on the brain (Med.), hydrocephalus.
     Water on the chest (Med.), hydrothorax.
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     Note: Other phrases, in which water occurs as the first
           element, will be found in alphabetical order in the
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Water \Wa"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Watered; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Watering.] [AS. w[ae]terian, gew[ae]terian.]
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     1. To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with
        water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers.
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              With tears watering the ground.       --Milton.
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              Men whose lives gilded on like rivers that water the
              woodlands.                            --Longfellow.
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     2. To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to
        drink; as, to water cattle and horses.
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     3. To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a
        lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with
        wavelike lines; as, to water silk. Cf. Water, n., 6.
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     4. To add water to (anything), thereby extending the quantity
        or bulk while reducing the strength or quality; to extend;
        to dilute; to weaken.
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     To water stock, to increase the capital stock of a company
        by issuing new stock, thus diminishing the value of the
        individual shares. Cf. Water, n., 7. [Brokers' Cant]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Water \Wa"ter\, v. i.
     1. To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter;
        as, his eyes began to water.
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              If thine eyes can water for his death. --Shak.
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     2. To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to
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     The mouth waters, a phrase denoting that a person or animal
        has a longing desire for something, since the sight of
        food often causes one who is hungry to have an increased
        flow of saliva.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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 [syn: water, H2O]
      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" [syn: body
         of water, water]
      3: once thought to be one of four elements composing the
         universe (Empedocles)
      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" [syn: water system, water supply, water]
      5: liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine";
         "the child had to make water" [syn: urine, piss, pee,
         piddle, weewee, water]
      6: a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants;
         "he asked for a drink of water"
      v 1: supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams;
           "Water the fields" [syn: water, irrigate]
      2: provide with water; "We watered the buffalo"
      3: secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; "My mouth watered
         at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered"
      4: fill with tears; "His eyes were watering"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  291 Moby Thesaurus words for "water":
     April showers, BO, Davy, Davy Jones, Dylan, Foamite, Neptune,
     Nereid, Nereus, Oceanid, Oceanus, Poseidon, Proteus, Thetis,
     Triton, Varuna, acid, adulterate, agua, air, aqua, aquarelle,
     asperge, atom, atomic particles, attenuate, automatic sprinkler,
     baptize, bastardize, beaded brow, beads of sweat, bed, bed down,
     bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, beverage, blood, body odor, break,
     bridle, brush, brute matter, building block, cambric tea, canvas,
     carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, carbon-dioxide foam,
     cast the lead, chameleon, chemical element, cloud shapes, cobweb,
     cold sweat, component, constituent, contaminate, corrupt, curry,
     currycomb, cut, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, debase, deck gun,
     deluge set, denaturalize, denature, dew, diaphoresis, dilute,
     dishwater, doctor, doctor up, douche, drench, drink,
     drinking water, drool, earth, easel-picture, eau, element,
     elementary particle, elementary unit, emacerate, emaciate,
     etherealize, excrete, expand, extinguisher, exudate, exudation,
     fathom, feed, finger painting, fire, fire apparatus, fire engine,
     fire hose, fire hydrant, fireplug, fluid, fluid extract,
     fluid mechanics, foam, foam extinguisher, fodder, fortify,
     fundamental particle, gentle, give out, gossamer, gouache, groom,
     ground water, gruel, hair, handle, hard water, harness, head,
     heavy water, hitch, honest sweat, hook-and-ladder, hose, hose down,
     house of cards, humect, humectate, humidify, hydraulics,
     hydrogeology, hydrol, hydrometeor, hydrosphere, hyle, hypostasis,
     irrigate, juice, kaleidoscope, lace, lactate, ladder pipe, latex,
     lather, limewater, liquid, liquid extract, liquor, litter,
     make a sounding, manage, matchwood, material, material world,
     materiality, matter, mercury, mermaid, merman, micturition, milk,
     milk and water, mineral water, moisten, molecule, monad, moon,
     natural world, nature, oil, oil painting, paddle, painting, pee,
     pee-pee, perspiration, perspiration odor, physical world, piddle,
     pish, piss, plenum, plumb, plumb the depths, plumb-line, pollute,
     produce, pumper, quicksilver, rain, rainwater, rarefy, reduce,
     reed, rolling stone, rope of sand, rub down, saddle, salt water,
     sand castle, sap, sea devil, sea god, sea water, seaman, secern,
     secrete, semiliquid, shifting sands, siren, slaver, sling the lead,
     slobber, slop, slosh, snorkel, soda, soft water, sound, sparge,
     spatter, spike, spit, spittle, splash, splatter, sponge, spray,
     spring water, sprinkle, sprinkler, sprinkler head,
     sprinkler system, stale, steam, streams of sweat, stuff, substance,
     substratum, subtilize, sudor, sudoresis, super-pumper, swash,
     sweat, swelter, syringe, take soundings, tame, tamper with, tear,
     tempera, tend, the four elements, the weather, thin, thin away,
     thin down, thin out, thread, train, unit of being, urea, urination,
     urine, wash, wash drawing, water cannon, water down, water vapor,
     weaken, weather vane, weathercock, wee-wee, weep, well water, wet,
     wet blanket, wet down, wetting agent, wetting-out agent,
     wheel of fortune, whey, whirligig, yoke

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  WATER. That liquid substance of which the sea, the rivers, and creeks are 
       2. A pool of water, or a stream or water course, is considered as part 
  of the land, hence a pool of twenty acres, would pass by the grant of twenty 
  acres of land, without mentioning the water. 2 Bl. Com. 18; 2 N. H. Rep. 
  255; 1, Wend. R. 255; 5 Paige, R. 141; 2 N. H. Rep. 371; 2 Brownl. 142; 5 
  Cowen, R. 216; 5 Conn. R. 497; 1 Wend. R. 237. A mere grant of water passes 
  only a fishery. Co. Lit. 4 b. 
       3. Like land, water is distinguishable into different parts, as the 
  sea, (q.v.) rivers, (q.v.) docks, (q.v.) canals, (q.v.) ponds, q v.) and 
  sewers, (q.v.) and to these may be added at water course. (q.v.) Vide 4 
  Mason, R. 397 River; Water course. 

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