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Idioms about water

Origin of water

First recorded before 900; Middle English wæter, watre, water, Old English noun wæter, uæt(t)er; cognate with Dutch water, German Wasser; akin to Old Norse vatn, vatr Gothic wato, Hittite watar, Greek hýdōr; Middle English watere(n), Old English verb wæterian, wetrian “to give water to, irigate, moisten,” derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for water

water
/ (ˈwɔːtə) /

noun
verb
See also water down

Derived forms of water

waterer, nounwaterish, adjectivewaterless, adjectivewater-like, adjective

Word Origin for water

Old English wæter, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon watar, Old High German wazzar, Gothic watō, Old Slavonic voda; related to Greek hudor
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Scientific definitions for water

water
[ wôtər ]

A colorless, odorless compound of hydrogen and oxygen. Water covers about three-quarters of the Earth's surface in solid form (ice) and liquid form, and is prevalent in the lower atmosphere in its gaseous form, water vapor. Water is an unusually good solvent for a large variety of substances, and is an essential component of all organisms, being necessary for most biological processes. Unlike most substances, water is less dense as ice than in liquid form; thus, ice floats on liquid water. Water freezes at 0°C (32°F) and boils at 100°C (212°F). Chemical formula: H2O.
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