make water

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v make water eliminate urine "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One million cloud droplets are needed to make enough water to produce one raindrop.
    • make water (Naut) To leak.
    • make water To urinate; -- a euphemism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: To make one raindrop of water, it takes approximately a million cloud droplets
    • Make water to micturate
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Quotations

  • Mary Buckley
    Mary Buckley
    “Husbands are awkward things to deal with; even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.”
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    “As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.”

Idioms

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink - This idiom means you can offer something to someone, like good advice, but you cannot make them take it.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wæter; Dut. water, Ger. wasser; Gr. hydōr, L. udus, wet, unda, a wave, Sans. udan, water.

Usage

In literature:

The making of these slight alterations occupied only a minute or so; and, as soon as they were completed, I moved forward through the water.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
In the evening we went again for water, making the journey twice, as our animals began to suffer from thirst.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Is she making water, carpenter?
"In the King's Name" by George Manville Fenn
When the natives wish to make oil of it, they leave the root to steep in water until it putrifies.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
During this time a plan was proposed and patent granted for making salt water fresh by distillation.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Water is the magic wand that makes the sands of the Sahara bring forth crops that are marvellous both in quantity and quality.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
It almost makes your mouth water to grow cotton, doesn't it?
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
For use, make it into a paste with a little warm water, and apply it to the part, previously shaved close.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The same he come long time gone, when Marcel hide by waters and make big shout.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Through the water they make progress as an otter, and with like rapidity.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

'Thy heart hath love, at least—
I crave thy love." O Priest,
It were not meet From bitter wells to slake Thy thirst. Touch thou, and make
Its waters sweet.
"Question And Answer" by Ina Donna Coolbrith
“O what will ye give my son to eat,
Red rose leaves will never make wine?”
“Fen-water and adder’s meat,
The ways are sair fra’ the Till to the Tyne.”
"The Sea-Swallows" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
“Ye’ll make a grave for my fair body,”
Running rain in the mill-water;
“And ye’ll streek my brother at the side of me,”
The pains of hell for the king’s daughter.
"The King's Daughter" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Gales from Heaven, if so He will,
Sweeter melodies can wake
On the lonely mountain rill
Than the meeting waters make.
Who hath the Father and the Son,
May be left, but not alone.
"St. Johns Day" by John Keble
And, as the sea doth oft lie still,
Making its waters meet,
As if by an unconscious will,
For the moon's silver feet,
So lay my soul within mine eyes
When thou, its guardian moon, didst rise.
"The Moon" by James Russell Lowell
Alas! I leave no trace behind —
As little on the senseless stream
As on thy heart, or on thy mind;
Which was the simpler dream,
To win that warm, wild love of thine,
Or make the water whisper mine?
"The Stream Is Flowing From The West" by Henry Timrod

In news:

His task now is to make the transition from water to air and to find his way to the coast.
But for river-based races like this weekend's Missouri River Freedom Race, the combination of high temperatures and low water levels can make the river less than welcoming for canoers, kayakers and boaters.
Bradley, who had been testing the NBA waters without an agent, is apparently set to sign with Dan Fegen, making him ineligible to return to college basketball in 2010-11.
Ocean water temperatures are finally dropping, there have been some signs of the migratory run getting underway — which should make this weekend's Hi-Mar Striper Club 40-Hour Fall Striped Bass a success.
Agents went into the water to make the arrest.
The waters of the iPad text editor world are so crowded that its easy to miss yet another one slipping from the shore, even it is a big-name app that would normally make a splash.
Make your mixture with warm water and repeatedly dip and rise the window pieces.
The cold water rinse cools down the plastic and makes it more receptive to the warm dye.
You know how you can boil water to make it safe to drink.
Rep Waters on Dem Convention being in 'right to work' Charlotte - 'We've got to make the best of it'.
Anheuser-Busch halts beer to make water for Sandy victims.
Noah Lennox makes music swathed in so much synth noise, ambient voices and ricocheting stereophonic WTFs, it can feel like you're swept into a tidal wave of bong water.
The North Tahoe Water Shuttle launches Friday and will make regular stops at four docking areas.
Chronicle/Ken Stevens The 60-foot long trimaran Earth Voyager docks at the GVSU Robert B Annis Water Resources Institute before making a trip to Grand HAven next week.
I could eat bacon wrapped water chestnuts all day long and never get tired of them, but making them can be tedious.
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In science:

Maybe the soil-water system forming the landscape will be “softer” at smaller scales, making bays relatively larger that their macroscopic counterparts.
Randomness Relative to Cantor Expansions
As soon as water enters the picture, it makes it much more complicated.
Amphiphilic Membranes
There will be near detectors at 280m to study cross sections and verify the position of the neutrino beam, and a “less near” detector at 2km consisting of a water Qerenkov device to make the most accurate far/near prediction [41, 54].
Summary of Working Group 2
Large water Cherenkov detectors can make a unique and important test of mater oscillations using 8B solar neutrinos.
Solar models and solar neutrino oscillations
Atomic carbon observations are difficult from Earth because water vapour makes the atmosphere opaque to much of the sub-millimetre band.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
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