- pertaining to or connected with water: watery Neptune.
- full of or abounding in water, as soil or a region; soggy; boggy.
- containing much or too much water: a watery paste; a watery batter.
- soft, soggy, tasteless, etc., due to excessive water or overcooking: watery vegetables; a watery stew.
- of the nature of water: watery vapor.
- resembling water in appearance or color: eyes of a watery blue.
- resembling water in fluidity and absence of viscosity: a watery fluid.
- of poor or weak quality; thin, washy, or vapid: watery prose.
- consisting of water: a watery grave.
- discharging, filled with, or secreting a waterlike morbid substance.
Origin of watery
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Examples from the Web for watery
He said he watched waste haulers back up to the pit and unleash torrents of watery muck.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
When multiple cases of watery diarrhea spread through one village, doctors feared it was cholera.Fighting Ebola With Nothing but Hope
August 27, 2014
It depicts an exhausted Texas oil field on scrub land, an old railroad bed and a watery ditch converging in the distance.Rackstraw Downes’s Art and Essays Are Two Sides of the Same Genius
June 4, 2014
In Ring, Sadako, the protagonist had died in a well, and returns from the watery grave to haunt the living.Japanese Horror Director Tackles the 3/11 Tsunami
Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky
February 23, 2013
Tall, dark, and handsome with an olive complexion and watery blue eyes, Loeb comes from a well-heeled family.Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé, Nicholas Loeb, Just Can’t Catch A Break
January 8, 2013
The bullets of the enemy made "watery flashes" on all sides.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
He had a watery feeling, as if just arising from a long illness.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
The Indians had not been able to draw them from their watery grave, and obtain their scalps.Chronicles of Border Warfare
Alexander Scott Withers
Take out the meat as whole as possible, split the tail, and remove the gut; and if the inside be not watery, it may be added.
Serifluus means flowing with serum, the watery part of milk.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
- relating to, consisting of, containing, or resembling water
- discharging or secreting water or a water-like fluida watery wound
- tearful; weepy
- insipid, thin, or weak
Word Origin and History for watery
- Filled with, consisting of, or soaked with water; wet or soggy.
- Secreting or discharging water or watery fluid, especially as a symptom of disease.