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I didn't go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don't need no more schoolin'. You need to get out in the water and swim.
Wilford Brimley

Meaning of "water" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WATER

Old English wæter, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon watar, Old High German wazzar, Gothic watō, Old Slavonic voda; related to Greek hudor.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WATER

water  [ˈwɔːtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WATER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Water is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb water in English.

WHAT DOES WATER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

water

Water

Water is a transparent fluid which forms the world's streams, lakes, oceans and rain, and is the major constituent of the fluids of living things. As a chemical compound, a water molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms that are connected by covalent bonds. Water is a liquid at standard ambient temperature and pressure, but it often co-exists on Earth with its solid state, ice; and gaseous state, steam. Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface. It is vital for all known forms of life. On Earth, 96.5% of the planet's water is found in seas and oceans, 1.7% in groundwater, 1.7% in glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland, a small fraction in other large water bodies, and 0.001% in the air as vapor, clouds, and precipitation. Only 2.5% of the Earth's water is freshwater, and 98.8% of that water is in ice and groundwater. Less than 0.3% of all freshwater is in rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere, and an even smaller amount of the Earth's freshwater is contained within biological bodies and manufactured products.

Definition of water in the English dictionary

The first definition of water in the dictionary is a clear colourless tasteless odourless liquid that is essential for plant and animal life and constitutes, in impure form, rain, oceans, rivers, lakes, etc. It is a neutral substance, an effective solvent for many compounds, and is used as a standard for many physical properties. Formula: H2O related adjective aqueous related combining forms hydro- aqua-. Other definition of water is any body or area of this liquid, such as a sea, lake, river, etc. Water is also the surface of such a body or area.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WATER

PRESENT

Present
I water
you water
he/she/it waters
we water
you water
they water
Present continuous
I am watering
you are watering
he/she/it is watering
we are watering
you are watering
they are watering
Present perfect
I have watered
you have watered
he/she/it has watered
we have watered
you have watered
they have watered
Present perfect continuous
I have been watering
you have been watering
he/she/it has been watering
we have been watering
you have been watering
they have been watering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I watered
you watered
he/she/it watered
we watered
you watered
they watered
Past continuous
I was watering
you were watering
he/she/it was watering
we were watering
you were watering
they were watering
Past perfect
I had watered
you had watered
he/she/it had watered
we had watered
you had watered
they had watered
Past perfect continuous
I had been watering
you had been watering
he/she/it had been watering
we had been watering
you had been watering
they had been watering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will water
you will water
he/she/it will water
we will water
you will water
they will water
Future continuous
I will be watering
you will be watering
he/she/it will be watering
we will be watering
you will be watering
they will be watering
Future perfect
I will have watered
you will have watered
he/she/it will have watered
we will have watered
you will have watered
they will have watered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been watering
you will have been watering
he/she/it will have been watering
we will have been watering
you will have been watering
they will have been watering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would water
you would water
he/she/it would water
we would water
you would water
they would water
Conditional continuous
I would be watering
you would be watering
he/she/it would be watering
we would be watering
you would be watering
they would be watering
Conditional perfect
I would have water
you would have water
he/she/it would have water
we would have water
you would have water
they would have water
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been watering
you would have been watering
he/she/it would have been watering
we would have been watering
you would have been watering
they would have been watering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you water
we let´s water
you water
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to water
Past participle
watered
Present Participle
watering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WATER


backwater
ˈbækˌwɔːtə
blackwater
ˈblækˌwɔːtə
breakwater
ˈbreɪkˌwɔːtə
Bridgwater
ˈbrɪdʒˌwɔːtə
daughter
ˈdɔːtə
deepwater
ˈdiːpˈwɔːtə
exporter
ˈɛkspɔːtə
freshwater
ˈfrɛʃˌwɔːtə
headquarter
ˌhɛdˈkwɔːtə
porta
ˈpɔːtə
porter
ˈpɔːtə
quarter
ˈkwɔːtə
rainwater
ˈreɪnˌwɔːtə
reporter
rɪˈpɔːtə
saltwater
ˈsɔːltˌwɔːtə
supporter
səˈpɔːtə
sweetwater
ˈswiːtˌwɔːtə
tidewater
ˈtaɪdˌwɔːtə
underwater
ˈʌndəˈwɔːtə
wastewater
ˈweɪstˌwɔːtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WATER

watchword
water authority
water back
water bag
water bailiff
water bear
Water Bearer
water bed
water beetle
water bird
water biscuit
water blister
water boatman
water boatmen
water bomb
water bomber
water bottle
water brash
water buffalo
water bug

WORDS THAT END LIKE WATER

above the water
bath water
blood is thicker than water
cater
drinking water
eater
fresh water
Greater
heater
in deep water
in hot water
later
mater
movie theater
skater
slater
sweater
test the water
theater
water heater

Synonyms and antonyms of water in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WATER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «water» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of water
aqua · briny · cry · damp · dampen · depths · douse · drench · fertigate · hose · irrigate · liquid · main · moisten · ocean · sea · soak · souse · spray · sprinkle · wai · weep

Translation of «water» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WATER

Find out the translation of water to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of water from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «water» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agua
570 millions of speakers

English

water
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पानी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِياه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вода
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

água
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পানি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

eau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Air
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wasser
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Banyu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पाणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Su
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

acqua
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

woda
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вода
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νερό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

water
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vatten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vann
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of water

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WATER»

The term «water» is very widely used and occupies the 883 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of water
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «water».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WATER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «water» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «water» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about water

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «WATER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word water.
1
Dorothy Allison
Gravy is the simplest, tastiest, most memory-laden dish I know how to make: a little flour, salt and pepper, crispy bits of whatever meat anchored the meal, a couple of cups of water or milk and slow stirring to break up lumps.
2
Mary Hunter Austin
To underestimate one's thirst, to pass a given landmark to the right or left, to find a dry spring where one looked for running water - there is no help for any of these things.
3
Kage Baker
For those of you who thought F. W. Murnau's 'Nosferatu' was his greatest film, I have news for you: his 'Faust' blows it out of the water.
4
Angela Bassett
Drink a bunch of water and get facials regularly. I take care of my skin.
5
Michael Bloomberg
Trees will improve property values, take pollutants out of the air, help with water runoff.
6
Erma Bombeck
When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he's doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.
7
Wilford Brimley
I didn't go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don't need no more schoolin'. You need to get out in the water and swim.
8
Lee Byung-hun
For 'The Rise of Cobra,' I was dieting more and using protein powder to help supplement my meals. For 'Retaliation,' however, I opted for more natural protein. I had a chicken breast and broccoli meal about five times every day. I also drank plenty of water and made sure I got enough rest.
9
Brian Clough
Walk on water? I know most people out there will be saying that instead of walking on it, I should have taken more of it with my drinks. They are absolutely right.
10
Tom Colicchio
I have kind of a weird technique with zucchini. I cut it into small cubes; sweat it in olive oil, adding just a little oil at time so it crisps. Then I cover it with boiling water, not stock, which really brings out the flavor of the zucchini, add lemon, thyme, and serve it with burrata and a fried zucchini flower.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WATER»

Discover the use of water in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to water and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization
In Water, Steven Solomon offers the first-ever narrative portrait of the power struggles, personalities, and breakthroughs that have shaped humanity from antiquity's earliest civilizations through the steam-powered Industrial Revolution and ...
Steven Solomon, 2011
2
Water: A Natural History
Step by step, Outwater makes clear what should have always been obvious: while engineering can depollute water, only ecologically interacting systems can create healthy waterways.Important reading for students of environmental studies, the ...
Alice Outwater, 2008
3
The Hidden Messages in Water
This book has the potential to profoundly transform your world view.
Masaru Emoto, 2011
4
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985.
Linda Sue Park, 2010
5
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the ...
A provocative critique of America's current environmental and energy policy makes sobering predictions about global warming and makes an impassioned call to utilize the nation's resources and influence to reverse the growth of greenhouse ...
Joe Romm, 2007
6
Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution and Profit
In Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution and Profit, acclaimed author Vandana Shiva sheds light on the activists who are fighting corporate manoeuvres to convert this life-sustaining resource into more gold for the elites.In Water Wars, ...
Vandana Shiva, 2002
7
Water
Issuing a warning that attitudes toward water usage must change, the authors look at the climatic changes that have affected the world's water sources, along with in-depth analysis of how much precious water is actually wasted.
William Houston, Robin Griffiths, 2010
8
Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource
Examines the political and ecological consequences of the uses and misuses of water as increasing demands threaten the global supply--issues compounded by decreasing water table levels and rampant pollution.
Marq De Villiers, 2001
9
Water
Discusses the properties, uses, and problems of water and suggests water-related projects.
Diane McClymont, 1991
10
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water: A Novel
Moving backward in time, Dorris's critically acclaimed debut novel is a lyrical saga of three generations of Native American women beset by hardship and torn by angry secrets.
Michael Dorris, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WATER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term water is used in the context of the following news items.
1
IOC to Order Tests for Viruses at Rio's Olympic Water Venues
The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in ... «ABC News, Aug 15»
2
How to report water waste with a smartphone
Seen somebody wasting water? Don't know who to call? The state of California can help. State water officials this week launched the drought-inspired website ... «SFGate, Aug 15»
3
Filthy Rio de Janeiro Water a Threat at 2016 Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first Games are rife with ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
House of Representatives approves California water bill
The House of Representatives passed Republican-led legislation today that will bring more water to the most drought-plagued areas of California. «The Verge, Jul 15»
5
Tom Selleck, water district reach tentative settlement in dispute
It had all the makings of a latter-day water war, pitting a Ventura County water district against actor Tom Selleck. The Calleguas Municipal Water District accused ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
6
Almost 500 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park
(CNN) Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare put out a call for medical supplies and skin grafts for the hundreds injured after flammable powder exploded in ... «CNN, Jun 15»
7
14 brands of bottled water recalled due to possible E. coli
Far Away Springs released a statement conceding that while there was a possibility that spring water samples at the source may not have been bacteria free, ... «CNN, Jun 15»
8
California Cuts Farmers' Share of Scant Water
LOS ANGELES — Farmers with rights to California water dating back more than a century will face sharp cutbacks, the first reduction in their water use since ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
9
California's War Over Water Has Farmer Fighting Farmer
Rudy Mussi is not the California farmer you've been hearing about. He is not fallowing all his fields or ripping up his orchards due to a lack irrigation water. «NPR, Jun 15»
10
Mandatory water restrictions go into effect across California
Some local water agencies are being required to cut back anywhere from 8 to 36 percent. Arcadia is one of several cities at the highest end of the spectrum. «KABC-TV, Jun 15»

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