• WordNet 3.6
    • n watering wetting with water "the lawn needs a great deal of watering"
    • n watering shedding tears
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He Was Yelling for Water 223 He Was Yelling for Water 223
A Water-cutter A Water-cutter
Water rescue Water rescue
Getting the water out Getting the water out

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An ear of corn consists of 80% water
    • Watering a. & n. from Water v.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cows drink anywhere from 25-50 gallons of water each day
    • n watering The act of one who waters, in any sense.
    • n watering Specifically The art or process of giving to the surface of anything a wave-like or veined appearance of somewhat ornamental effect; also, the marking so produced. Compare water, transitive verb, 3, and watered silk (under watered).
    • n watering A watering-place: as, “the wateryng of Seint Thomas” (better known as St.Thomas a Waterings)
    • n watering In flax-manuf., same as retting, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The body of the average baby is 75% water
    • Watering act of one who waters: the art or process of giving a wavy, ornamental appearance
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  • W. C. Fields
    “I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Water is the only drink for a wise man.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Many a woman drives a man to drink water.”
  • Mark Twain
    “My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine -- everybody drinks water.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.”
  • Edwin Louis Cole
    Edwin Louis Cole
    “You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.”


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:

To blanch, soak in cold water two hours, changing water 3 or 4 times.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
They got their drinking water from upstream of where they had located their latrines over running water.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Quiros, with the Capitana, stood to the north, and returned to New Spain, after having suffered greatly for want of provisions and water.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
Scotch oatmeal made with new milk or water, or with equal parts of milk and water.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Elaborate stone reservoirs have been constructed to catch rain water, as there is no other natural water supply whatever.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
If we may be allowed the expression, "old new" potatoes should be thrown into neither boiling water nor cold water, but lukewarm water.
"Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery" by A. G. Payne
Dr. Rae used to lay it on the water, until it was considerably higher than its level, and then to suck the water through the snow.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
If necessary, the ground is watered; but the water is not suffered to remain.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
The most refreshing as well as most wholesome water is river or spring water, perfectly filtered so that no possible impurity can remain.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
Dissolve yeast and sugar in one-half cup lukewarm water, add shortening and add this to the oatmeal and water.
"Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918)" by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss

In poetry:

morning glory!
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water
"The Morning Glory!" by Kaga no Chiyo
Gave to you
A heart of fire,
Love like deep waters,
Brave desire.
"Nancy Hanks" by Harriet Monroe
Flower - a blind man's word.
Your eye and mine:
they see
to water.
"Flower" by Paul Celan
Things of one element.
Each by itself.
"Fish" by D H Lawrence
Wind is the loving
Wooer of waters;
Wind blends together
Billows all-foaming.
"Spirit Song Over The Waters" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
' Hear ye a little lesson—can ye the truth divine ?
Milk ye may mix with water, and water will mix with wine;
Mix as ye may on your prairies, mix in your hope and toil,
But know in all your mixing that water won't mix with oil!'
"The Seer" by Robert James Campbell Stead

In news:

Water Corporation of Australia installing 13,000 Itron smart water meters as part of a new water efficiency program aimed at saving one billion liters of water per year.
A problem with the safety of the drinking water in Whispering Pines, which is provided by the Payson Water Company (Brooke Utilities), is forcing residents to either boil the water or use bottled water.
As Golden State Water Company maintains Claremont's water system is not for sale, city officials remain equally dedicated to pursuing water acquisition , whatever the costs.
City of Columbia Water Works advises water customers in the affected area to "vigorously" boil their water for at least one minute before drinking or cooking.
A water line break in Moosic could have affected the water quality for about 5,000 customers in Kingston, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania American Water Co.
Many water utilities across the United States and Canada encounter ammonia in drinking water sources or treated water.
As one of 24 member agencies of the San Diego County Water Authority (CWA), Ramona Municipal Water District may have to purchase desalinated water even though the water would not be distributed to Ramona.
The City of Storm Lake and Bil -Mar/Sara Lee have entered into a water agreement that will guarantee revenue for water plant renovation if that industry should ever dramatically cut water use or leave town.
The New Mexico Environment Department's Drinking Water Bureau issued a mandatory" boil water advisory" for the Seboyeta Water System.
The New Mexico Environment Department's Drinking Water Bureau issued a mandatory " boil water advisory" for the Seboyeta Water System.
During boil water advisories or boil water orders, you should boil all water used for drinking, preparing food, beverages, ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, or brushing teeth.
Tropic Water recently acquired the bottled water delivery routes from The Water Store.
Household water well owners near oil and gas development and completion activities, including hydraulic fracturing, can get guidance about water testing from a new brochure produced by the National Ground Water Assn.
H2O Innovation Inc has signed several contracts to design and manufacture water treatment systems in Canada, the United States, and Algeria, for the production of drinking water and of industrial process water.
Jessica Yu's 'Last Call at the Oasis' is a feature-length documentary on water waste, water quality and water manipulation around the world.

In science:

Since we have adapted lab results showing co-desorption of water and ammonia (Collings et al. 2004) for our model, we find that the ammonia and water condensation fronts coincide.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
For examples, environmental resource models carry out spatial statistical analysis in the quantity of resources available such as the volume of available water, forest, etc., or their quality such as concentration of contaminants in air, water or soil samples.
Generalized Whittle-Mat$\acute{\text{E}}$rn random field as a model of correlated fluctuations
The light attenuation length in the water is the key quantity that determines the performance of the water Cherenkov detector.
Gadolinium study for a water Cherenkov detector
The water purification system employed in the present SK rejects all the contamination in the water.
Gadolinium study for a water Cherenkov detector
To verify the neutron detection principle and to measure the ambient neutron background rate, we have started the construction of a test facility containing the water systems and a small scale prototype water Cherenkov detector.
Gadolinium study for a water Cherenkov detector