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Definition for waters (2 of 2)
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM water
Example sentences from the Web for waters
The “waters of Lake Minnetonka” may have been purifying, but they were also freezing.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When it came to shooting the famous parting of the Red Sea, Ridley Scott elected to show a tsunami splitting the waters.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Discarding the idea of testing the waters with a provocative contribution, I just asked what they would do.
To be sure, a more activist Supreme Court could still have decided to wade into the waters and decide this issue once and for all.
Waters became really famous after Tipping The Velvet was made into a TV drama in 2002.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance|Tim Teeman|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He turned his attention to Pomerania, though the injuries his health had suffered drove him to take the waters at Carlsbad.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.|Arthur Mee
Other blind species are found in foreign waters, while others with small eyes are found in American waters.
You don't mean to say you've got that baby Cunarder with you down here in these waters?Pirates' Hope|Francis Lynde
Two armed vessels were ordered for the protection of Rhode Island waters; and this was the beginning of the American navy.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
On the northern horizon a new light appeared, a small bluish gleam on the edge of the waters.The Open Boat and Other Stories|Stephen Crane
British Dictionary definitions for waters (1 of 3)
pl n (ˈwɔːtəz)
British Dictionary definitions for waters (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for waters (3 of 3)
- 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
Derived forms of waterwaterer, nounwaterish, adjectivewaterless, adjectivewater-like, adjective
Word Origin for water
Medical definitions for waters
Scientific definitions for waters
Idioms and Phrases with waters
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