- watered stock,
- waterfall development
Origin of watered
- flowing water, or water moving in waves: The river's mighty waters.
- the sea or seas bordering a particular country or continent or located in a particular part of the world: We left San Diego and sailed south for Mexican waters.
- amniotic fluid.
- the bag of waters; amnion: Her water broke at 2 a.m.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of water
Examples from the Web for watered
I saw it in eyes that watered when they spoke of him, their knowing smiles.
Zimmerman is a Latino precisely because his identity is mixed together, watered down.George Zimmerman, Hispanics, and the Messy Nature of American Identity|Ilan Stavans|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Jace Lacob on what went wrong and why TV needs a fully-committed, not watered down, Abrams.
Over and over during his first two years, Obama watered down his goals without winning any Republican cooperation in the process.
The result will be provisions that are watered down or loopholes that vitiate key provisions altogether.
Such egotism as the rest of creation entertains is watered brandy to that of the Thespian.The Footlights Fore and Aft|Channing Pollock
They then set off to Rishyamuka, the residence of Bali, watered by the Pampa.Tales from the Hindu Dramatists|R. N. Dutta
In the island of Guadaloupe there are mountains and fertile plains; it is watered by beautiful streams.De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)|Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
In the warm glow of camp-fires tents were struck, kits packed, horses fed and watered, and the men breakfasted.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)|Louis Creswicke
At a stream not far distant we watered, and once more continued our journey.Our Home in the Silver West|Gordon Stables
- any body or area of this liquid, such as a sea, lake, river, etc
- (as modifier)water sports; water transport; a water plant Related adjective: aquatic
- any fluid secreted from the body, such as sweat, urine, or tears
- (usually plural)the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus in the womb
- capital stock issued without a corresponding increase in paid-up capital, so that the book value of the company's capital is not fully represented by assets or earning power
- the fictitious or unrealistic asset entries that reflect such inflated book value of capital
- to urinate
- (of a boat, hull, etc) to let in water
Word Origin for water
Old English wæterian (see water (n.1)). Meaning "to dilute" is attested from late 14c.; now usually as water down (1850). To make water "urinate" is recorded from early 15c. Related: Watered; watering.
measure of quality of a diamond, c.1600, from water (n.1), perhaps as a translation of Arabic ma' "water," which also is used in the sense "lustre, splendor."
Old English wæter, from Proto-Germanic *watar (cf. Old Saxon watar, Old Frisian wetir, Dutch water, Old High German wazzar, German Wasser, Old Norse vatn, Gothic wato "water"), from PIE *wodor/*wedor/*uder-, from root *wed- (cf. Hittite watar, Sanskrit udrah, Greek hydor, Old Church Slavonic and Russian voda, Lithuanian vanduo, Old Prussian wundan, Gaelic uisge "water;" Latin unda "wave").
Linguists believe PIE had two root words for water: *ap- and *wed-. The first (preserved in Sanskrit apah) was "animate," referring to water as a living force; the latter referred to it as an inanimate substance. The same probably was true of fire (n.).
To keep (one's) head above water in the figurative sense is recorded from 1742. Water cooler is recorded from 1846; water polo from 1884; water torture from 1928. First record of water-closet is from 1755. Water-ice as a confection is from 1818. Watering-place is mid-15c., of animals, 1757, of persons. Water-lily first attested 1540s.
In addition to the idioms beginning with water
- water down
- water over the dam
- above water
- blood is thicker than water
- blow out (of the water)
- come on in (the water's fine)
- dead in the water
- fish in troubled waters
- fish out of water
- head above water
- hell or high water
- high-water mark
- hold water
- hot water
- in deep (water)
- keep one's head (above water)
- like water off a duck's back
- make one's mouth water
- muddy the waters
- of the first water
- pour cold water on
- pour oil on troubled waters
- still waters run deep
- take to (like a duck to water)
- throw out the baby with the bath water
- tread water
- you can lead a horse to water