facility that provides a source of water; "the town debated the purification of the water supply"; "first you have to cut off the water"
a fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; "he asked for a drink of water"
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"
river / lake / ocean
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
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
once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
archaism / archaicism
liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water"
secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered"
supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; "Water the fields"
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
fill with tears; "His eyes were watering"
provide with water; "We watered the buffalo"