• WordNet 3.6
    • n waterer an assistant who supplies drinking water
    • n waterer someone who waters plants or crops
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Ruins at Virginia Water Ruins at Virginia Water
Water, giving. Egypt Water, giving. Egypt
He Was Yelling for Water 223 He Was Yelling for Water 223
View across the water to the Lazaretto View across the water to the Lazaretto
A Water-cutter A Water-cutter
The Bunyip rises out of the water The Bunyip rises out of the water
Water rescue Water rescue

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A chicken is 75% water
    • n Waterer One who, or that which, waters.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An average human drinks about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
    • n waterer One who waters, in any sense of the word: as, a stock-waterer.
    • n waterer That with which one waters; a vessel, utensil, or other contrivance for sprinkling water on plants, watering animals, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jellyfish are 95% water
    • Waterer one who waters: a vessel for watering with
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Water is the only drink for a wise man.”
  • The Talmud
    The Talmud
    “Fish die when they are out of water, and people die without law and order.”
  • Proverb
    “Silent men like still waters, are deep and dangerous.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Still waters run deep.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Men's evil manners live in brass, their virtues we write in water.”


Blood is thicker than water - This idiom means that family relationships are stronger than others.
Blow out of the water - If something, like an idea, is blown out of the water, it is destroyed or defeated comprehensively.
Come hell or high water - If someone says they'll do something come hell or high water, they mean that nothing will stop them, no matter what happens.
Dead in the water - If something is dead in the water, it isn't going anywhere or making any progress.
Dip your toes in the water - If you dip your toes in the water, you try something tentatively because you are not sure whether it will work or not.
Duck to water - If you take to something like a duck to water, you find when you start that you have a natural affinity for it.
Fish in troubled waters - Someone who fishes in troubled waters tries to takes advantage of a shaky or unstable situation. The extremists were fishing in troubled waters during the political uncertainty in the country.
Fish out of water - If you are placed in a situation that is completely new to you and confuses you, you are like a fish out of water.
Hold water - When you say that something does or does not 'hold water', it means that the point of view or argument put forward is or is not sound, strong or logical. For e.g., 'Saying we should increase our interest rates because everyone else is doing so will not hold water'.
Hot water - If you get into hot water, you get into trouble.
In hot water - If you are in hot water, you are in serious trouble.
Keep your head above water - If you are just managing to survive financially, you are keeping your head above water.
Muddy the waters - If somebody muddies the waters, he or she makes the situation more complex or less clear.
Murky waters - Where people are behaving in morally and ethically questionable ways, they are in murky waters.
Pour oil on troubled waters - If someone pours oil on troubled waters, they try to calm things down.


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


In literature:

It is water and sky in one place, and sky and water in another.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
There was but little water in it so far as I went; and, as it was not running, I do not think water could be traced up any distance.
"Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria" by William Landsborough
Good water, fine scenery, quiet-like, and just the kind of a place them tourists is always lookin' for.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
Boil them in a quantity of fair water for half an hour; then cleanse the water from the herbs, and let it stand 24 hours, until it be thorough cold.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
Water which comes to the soil and is absorbed exists in the soil principally in two forms: Free water and capillary water.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
Without canoes no movement can be made in any direction, for it is water everywhere, water above and water below.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
Shell the nuts, and pour boiling water over them; let them stand in the water a minute or two and then throw them into cold water.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
If water boils away add enough boiling water to keep the same amount of water in kettle.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
Soak the fish all day in warm water, changing the water frequently, wipe off the salt, and plunge into ice-water for an hour.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
The ground holds the water tightly, for wells are sunk near it of some depth before water is reached.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson

In poetry:

What go ye seeking, seeking, seeking,
O girl white-bosomed, O girl fair and young?
"I seek the Well-water, the cool Well-water,
That my love may have love for me ever on his tongue."
"The Well o' the World's End" by Anna Johnston MacManus
What go ye seeking, seeking, seeking,
O lad of the dreaming eyes, slender lad and tall?
"I seek the Well-water, the cool Well-water,
That the cailín I love best may love me best of all."
"The Well o' the World's End" by Anna Johnston MacManus
I turn the key in this idle hour
Of an ivory box, and looking, lo--
See only dust--the dust of a flower;
The waters will ebb, the waters will flow,
And dreams will come, and dreams will go,
"Genieve To Her Lover" by Marietta Holley
Oh the water, the water, it shineth so bright!
It falls like a beautiful raining of light,
And it gladdeneth the earth, and the sky, and the sea,
'Till the world laugheth out in her fullness of glee!
"The Water" by James Avis Bartley
At Thy decree the waters fall—
They hasten at Thy thunder's call;
Down from the rocky heights they gush,
And thro' the thirsty valleys rush
On to the vast receptacle,
Where Thou hast bid the waters dwell.
"Spring: Friday Morning" by John Bowring
Oh! it was a horrible and most pitiful scene,
To hear fathers and mothers and their children loudly scream;
As the merciless water encircled they bodies around,
While the water spirits laughed to see them drowned.
"The Great Yellow River Inundation in China" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The area in and around the annexation has been declared property with contaminated well water and coincides with other city water hook-ups.
SA Hot Water in Adelaide offering exclusive packages to consumers looking to save on hot water system upgrades.
The start of the Water Safari is a lovely glide on clear cool water that leisurely passes through city parks.
Idaho water officials have fined an American Falls man more than $227,000 for irrigating without water rights.
Burst water main shoots water, rocks in Belvedere .
WESTFIELD — Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.
Water spews from broken water main in Melbourne suburb.
As the Colorado River Municipal Water District and the City of Odessa expand their water resources, no one county is more affected than Ward County.
Water, Water Everywhere Just Waiting For Price to Drop.
Grand Coulee city workers complete putting in a new water service pipeline in East Heights that will both improve the quality of water and water pressure for the customers it will serve.
The company's water management system now provides accurate and precise water production readings to accurately calculate water loss rates.
HUMBOLDT – Facing infrastructure costs that will skyrocket customer rates and the possibility of losing its water rights, the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District will begin implementing a water use and marketing plan this fall.
As demand for clean water rises, and the supply of clean water decreases, the time for innovation in the water sector is now.
Some residents in Letcher County are forced to boil their water tonight after a water line break left some without water again.
Loni Van Kirk of the city's water utility was the first on scene to shut the water off after a water main break on Great Western Street in Douglas on Friday.

In science:

It is one of the most important results, which is discovered by computer simulations, based on our theory, for examples of water and ice.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
In the gel phase, the water-ordering surfaces of a microtubule are within a few nanometers of actin surfaces which also order water.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
However, the energy of the water is not the same if the water has done work.
The Energy-Entropy Principle
The KdV equation can be formally derived from the Euler equations for water waves , under the assumption that waves are small (but finite amplitude) and long when compared with the water depth at rest.
Instability of two interacting, quasi-monochromatic waves in shallow water
Concerning water waves, focusing CNLS equations have been derived for the first time by Roskes in infinite water depth.
Instability of two interacting, quasi-monochromatic waves in shallow water