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Meaning of "watering can" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WATERING CAN

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WATERING CAN

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Watering can is 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.

WHAT DOES WATERING CAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

watering can

Watering can

A watering can is a portable container, usually with a handle and a spout, used to water plants by hand. It has been in use, from, at least the 17th century and has since seen many improvements in design. Apart from watering plants, it has varied uses, as it is a fairly versatile tool. The capacity of the container can be anywhere from 0.5 litres to 10 litres. It is usually made of metal, ceramic or plastic. At the end of the spout, a "rose" can be placed to break up the stream of water into droplets, to avoid excessive water pressure on the soil or on delicate plants. John Cleese, in a 1963 Cambridge University Footlights Review sketch "Judge Not" described a watering can as: "a large, cylindrical, tin-plated vessel with a perforated pouring piece, much used by the lower classes for the purpose of artificially moistening the surface soil".

Definition of watering can in the English dictionary

The definition of watering can in the dictionary is a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle used to sprinkle water over plants.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WATERING CAN

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Waterhouse
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waterish
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waterjet
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waterless
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waterline

WORDS THAT END LIKE WATERING CAN

aerosol can
as best one can
ash can
beer can
carry the can
garbage can
glass can
in the can
jerry can
milk can
petrol can
spray can
Sterno can
tin can
trash can

Synonyms and antonyms of watering can in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «watering can» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WATERING CAN

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

Translator English - Chinese

喷壶
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

regadera
570 millions of speakers

English

watering can
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पानी कर सकते हैं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رَشَّاشُ مِياه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лейка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

regador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সেচনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

arrosoir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

bekas siraman
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gießkanne
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

じょうろ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

물뿌리개
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mbanyoni bisa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bình tưới nước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தண்ணீர் கழிக்க முடியும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पाण्याची झारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sulama kutusu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

annaffiatoio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

konewka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лійка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

stropitoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποτιστήρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gieter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vattenkanna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vannkanne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of watering can

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WATERING CAN»

The term «watering can» is regularly used and occupies the 68.953 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WATERING CAN» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WATERING CAN»

Discover the use of watering can in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to watering can and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Watering Can
Caroline Bird 's two earlier collections were acclaimed for their exuberant energy, surreal imagination and passion - 'a bit of a Howl for a new generation' , wrote the Hudson Review.
Caroline Bird, 2009
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The Magic Watering Can
Noddy has a surprise for Tessie Bear – a magic watering can to make her garden grow. But Noddy accidentally uses too much magic and Tessie’s tomatoes get bigger and bigger! What will Noddy do with the giant plant?
‎2010
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The Hero Book: Learning Lessons from the People You Admire
An activity book, a journal, and a conversation-starter that sparks and records a childs journey into finding role models who will inspire them to be their best.
Ellen Sabin, 2005
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Napkin Decoupage: Simple Clever Effective
We found this old galvanized steel watering can at our local florist shop where it had been dumped in a corner - it pays to scratch around in places like this. lt was filthy and battered and we picked it up for next to nothing. Once we had cleaned ...
Deborah Morbin, Tracy Boomer, 2005
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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Throughout the 60s and 70s, inspired by the house plant boom, designers played endless variations on the watering can's simple theme without noticeably improving its simple function, a remarkable lack of progress in an object whose form is ...
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The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With ...
Introduces young readers to the challenges faced by people with autism and offers exercises and conversation-starters to develop empathy, compassion, and understanding of different types of friendships.
Ellen Sabin, 2006
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The Goblin Stories: 10 Tales for Bedtime
out of the bottom of the watering can. 'Phew this water is heavy' said Sid, 'yes' said Percy, 'but now we can get water any time from the stream...' When they got to the tree they looked at the can and saw the water had disappeared and that ...
Robert Plant, 2012
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From a Colonial Garden: Ideas, Decorations, Recipes
Supplies and materials needed: Metal watering can, mineral spirits, four 1 -inch- wide paint brushes, metal primer, #400 sandpaper, paint, tack cloth, laser prints or paper motifs, fine, sharp manicure scissors or iris scissors, tweezers, sheet of ...
Susan Hight Rountree, 2003
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Watering Systems for Lawn & Garden: A Do-It-Yourself Guide
The Can Gets Heavier If you use a watering can for your garden, you may have noticed that the can gets heavier with each passing summer. (I know I found this to be true.) Watering cans are fine for around the home and for tiny flower gardens ...
R. Dodge Woodson, 2013
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The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, 2nd Edition
When watering the onions means hauling a watering can 500 feet (150 m) back and forth from the faucet to the garden, that's a tedious job, and a job I'm likely to skip, rush through, or do poorly. But if watering the onions means turning a spigot  ...
Edward C. Smith, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WATERING CAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term watering can is used in the context of the following news items.
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Your Garden Guy: Buy galvanized watering can for spot-watering …
Now that summer is here, buy a galvanized steel watering can. These can be found at high-end nurseries and online. They are great for spot watering during the ... «Macon Telegraph, Jun 15»
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High & Low: Polished copper watering can
High • This polished copper watering can is constructed using a single metal tube, bent three times to create the handle and the pour spout and then soldered ... «STLtoday.com, May 15»
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Hard-headed approach frees kangaroo with head stuck in watering
They initially tried pull off the can using ropes while holding onto the ... They later managed to cut through the galvanised steel watering can, letting the animal ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
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Kangaroo gets his head stuck in a watering can
'At this point it was pretty tired because it had been trying to kick the can off. ... pulling the animal's tail and attaching ropes to the watering can to free the roo. «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
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Local agencies to determine how to limit outdoor watering
Nunneley says during the summer, outdoor watering can account for up to 90 percent of residential water use -- and all that would end up concentrated in those ... «Bakersfield Now, Mar 15»
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Freiya is a smart watering can for plant killers
You can tell the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is truly beginning to take root (pun intended) when a smart, connected watering can shows up on a popular ... «TechHive, Mar 15»
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Freiya smart watering can helps keep your plants alive
Like all things, technology is swooping in to help address that issue, and thusly enters Freiya, a smart watering can that works in conjunction with one's ... «SlashGear, Mar 15»
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Watering-can-cat, Maya from leicester has gone missing among …
After making the news by getting comically getting stuck in a plastic watering can, Maya the cat has now gone missing. The 16-month-old cat lives in Leicester ... «Metro, Jan 15»
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Watering Cans: A Garden of Delights
When choosing a watering can, Ms. Hammer said, it's important to consider the type of plant you're tending and where it lives. For houseplants, she suggested a ... «New York Times, Sep 14»
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Frogs, snails and watering cans: The quirkiest bags from Kate …
... and inevitably releases a crop of impractical but totally quirky and playful purses each season. Like these creative bags you can expect for spring 2015. «SheKnows.com, Sep 14»

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