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1. water  (noun) 
facility that provides a source of water; "the town debated the purification of the water supply"; "first you have to cut off the water"

  Also known as: water system, water supply

  Part Meronym:
    infrastructure     base

  More Generic:
    facility     installation

2. water  (noun) 
a fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; "he asked for a drink of water"

  More Specific:
branch water - pure natural water from a stream or brook
spring water - water from a spring
drinking water - water suitable for drinking

  More Generic:
    food     nutrient

3. water  (noun) 
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"

  Also known as: body of water

    river / lake / ocean

  More Specific:
backwater - a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam
bay - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
channel - a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
drink - any large deep body of water
estuary - the wide part of a river where it nears the sea
flowage - a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area
ford / crossing - a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
gulf - an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land
high sea / international waters - the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
inlet / recess - an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
main / briny - any very large body of (salt) water
mid-water - the water that is well below the surface but also well above the bottom
ocean - a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
offing - the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area
pool / puddle - a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
sea - a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
seven seas - an informal expression for all of the oceans of the world
shoal / shallow - a stretch of shallow water
sound - a large ocean inlet or deep bay
stream / watercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
territorial waters - the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction
waterfall / falls - a steep descent of the water of a river
waterway - a navigable body of water

  Part Meronym:
    hydrosphere     surface     Earth's surface

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4. water  (noun) 
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

  Also known as: H2O

  More Specific:
tap water - water directly from the spigot
bath water - water used for a bath
dishwater - water in which dishes and cooking utensils are washed
distilled water - water that has been purified by distillation
holy water - water that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic purification
ground water / spring water / well water - underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks
hard water - water that contains salts (as calcium and magnesium ions) that limit the formation of lather with soap
limewater - solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid
meltwater - melted snow or ice
seawater / saltwater / brine - water containing salts
fresh water - water that is not salty
slush - partially melted snow
soft water - water that is not hard (does not contain salts that interfere with the formation of lather with soap)
bilge / bilge water - water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
water of crystallization / water of crystallisation / water of hydration - the water present in hydrated compounds

  More Generic:
    binary compound     liquid

  Substitute Meronym:
    tear     teardrop     perspiration     sweat     sudor     dewdrop     snowflake     flake     ice     water ice     ice crystal     snow mist     diamond dust     poudrin     ice needle     frost snow     frost mist     body of water     water

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

    archaism / archaicism

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6. water  (noun) 
liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water"

  Also known as: urine, piss, pee, piddle, weewee

  More Generic:
    body waste     excretion     excreta     excrement     excretory product

7. water  (verb) 
secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered"

  More Generic:
    secrete     release

8. water  (verb) 
supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; "Water the fields"

  Also known as: irrigate

  More Specific:
hose / hose down - water with a hose
flush - cause to flow or flood with or as if with water
hush - run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals

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9. water  (verb) 
fill with tears; "His eyes were watering"

  More Generic:
    fill     fill up

10. water  (verb) 
provide with water; "We watered the buffalo"

  More Generic:
    supply     provide     render     furnish


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