Translation of "water" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈwɔː·tər/ us /ˈwɔ·t̬ər/

A1 the clear liquid that falls from the sky as rain and that is in seas, lakes, and rivers

hot/cold water
a drink of water
verb uk /ˈwɔː·tər/ us /ˈwɔ·t̬ər/

to pour water over plants


(Translation of “water” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

waterwater boatman

noun, noun /ˈwoːtə/ (plural water boatmen)

a colourless/colorless, transparent liquid compound of hydrogen and oxygen, having no taste or smell, which turns to steam when boiled and to ice when frozen

She drank two glasses of water
’Are you going swimming in the sea?’ ’No, the water’s too cold
Each bedroom in the hotel is supplied with hot and cold running water
(also adjective) The plumber had to turn off the water supply in order to repair the pipe
waters noun plural

a body of water such as the sea, a river etc

the stormy waters of the bay.
watery adjective

like water; diluted

acuoso; aguado
a watery soup.

(of eyes) full of fluid eg because of illness, cold winds etc

lacrimoso, lloroso
Allergens can cause mild reactions such as watery eyes.

(of a colour/color) pale

pálido, tenue
His eyes were of a watery blue.
wateriness noun

acuosidad, cualidad de acuoso/aguado/pálido/tenue

a water insect with oarlike back legs that propel it through the water.

insecto barquero, insecto de agua
waterborne adjective

carried or transmitted by water

transmisible por vía hídrica
Typhoid is a waterborne disease.
water-closet noun

(abbreviation WC /dabljuˈsiː/) a lavatory.

wáter, inodoro
watercolour noun ( watercolor)

a type of paint which is thinned with water instead of with oil

She normally paints in watercolours.
watercress noun

a herb which grows in water and is often used in salads.

water cycle noun

the continuous process by which water evaporates from the sea, rivers, land etc into the atmosphere where it forms clouds and falls back to the Earth’s surface as rain or snow; hydrologic cycle.

ciclo hidrológico, ciclo del agua
waterfall noun

a natural fall of water from a height such as a rock or a cliff.

cascada, catarata, salto de agua
waterfowl noun or noun plural

a bird or birds which live on or beside water.

ave acuática
waterfront noun

that part of a town etc which faces the sea or a lake

puerto; terreno ribereño
He lives on the waterfront.
waterhole noun

a spring or other place where water can be found in a desert or other dry country

The elephant drank from the waterhole.
watering can noun

a container used when watering plants.

water level noun

the level of the surface of a mass of water

nivel del agua
The water level in the reservoir is sinking/rising.
waterlily noun (plural waterlilies)

a water plant with broad flat floating leaves.

waterlogged adjective

(of ground) soaked in water

anegado, inundado; empapado
The match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
water main noun

a large underground pipe carrying a public water supply.

conducción del agua
watermelon noun

a type of melon with green skin and red flesh.

a slice of watermelon.
water polo noun

a game played in a swimming pool by two teams of seven people in which the aim is to score points by throwing the ball into the other team’s goal

a game of water polo.
water pressure noun

the force that pushes water through a pipe or other channel

presión del agua
The water pressure determines the flow of water from the tap/faucet.
waterproof adjective

not allowing water to soak through

waterproof material.
watershed noun

an area of high land from which rivers flow in different directions into different basins.

divisoria de las aguas, cuenca
water-skiing noun

the sport of skiing on water, towed by a motor-boat.

esquí acuático
water-ski verb

hacer/practicar esquí acuático
watertight adjective

made in such a way that water cannot pass through

The join between the two pipes must be watertight.
water vapour noun ( water vapor)

water in the form of a gas, produced by evaporation.

vapor de agua
waterway noun

a channel, eg a canal or river, along which ships can sail.

canal navegable
waterwheel noun

a wheel moved by water to work machinery etc.

rueda hidráulica; noria
waterworks noun singular or plural

a place in which water is purified and stored before distribution to an area.

depuradora, planta de tratamiento de aguas
hold water

to be convincing

ser convincente, tener fundamento
His explanation won’t hold water.
in/into deep water

in(to) trouble or danger

estar con el agua al cuello, en apuros
He got into deep water for arguing with a policeman.
water down phrasal verb

to dilute

This beer has been watered down.

(Translation of “waterwater boatman” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)