water Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"water" in British English

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waternoun

uk   /ˈwɔː.tər/  us   /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/
A1 [U] a ​clearliquid, without ​colour or ​taste, that ​falls from the ​sky as ​rain and is ​necessary for ​animal and ​plantlife: a ​bottle/​drink/​glass of water bottled/​mineral/​tap water hot/​cold water Can I have a drop of water in my ​whisky, ​please? Is there enough ​hot water for a ​bath? The ​humanbody is about 50 ​percent water.A2 [U] an ​area of water, such as the ​sea, a ​lake, or a ​swimmingpool: The water's ​warm - are you coming in? I don't like getting my ​head under (= in) water. Dad, I ​swam a ​wholelength of the ​pool under water (= with the ​wholehead and ​body below the ​surface of the water)! [U] the ​level of an ​area of water: The ​river is ​difficult to ​cross during ​periods of high water.waters [plural] the ​area of ​sea near to and ​belonging to a ​particularcountry: St Lucia ​depends on ​itscleancoastal waters for ​itsincome. the water ​contained in a ​particularlake, ​river, or ​part of the ​sea: In the ​shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, ​oilrigsattractfish. UK (US water) the ​liquid that ​surrounds a ​baby inside a ​pregnant woman's womb: At 3 a.m. her waters ​broke, and the ​baby was ​bornsoon after.the waters [plural] water from a ​spring, ​especially when used in the past for ​drinking or ​swimming in, in ​order to ​improve the ​health: People used to come to this ​city to take (= ​drink or ​swim in) the waters.
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waterverb

uk   /ˈwɔː.tər/  us   /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

water verb (GIVE WATER)

B2 [T] to ​pour water on to ​plants or the ​soil that they are ​growing in: I've ​asked my ​neighbour to water the ​plants while I'm away. [T] to give an ​animal water to ​drink: The ​horses had been ​fed and watered.
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water verb (PRODUCE LIQUID)

C2 [I] If ​yourmouth waters, it ​produces a lot of ​saliva, usually because you can ​see or ​smell some ​food that you would like to ​eat: The ​smell of that ​bread is making my ​mouth water! [I] When ​youreyes water, they ​producetears but not because you are ​unhappy: How do you ​stopyoureyes from watering when you're ​cutting up ​onions?
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-watersuffix

uk   /-wɔː.tər/  us   /-wɑː.t̬ɚ/
used to ​formadjectives: freshwaterfish a ​saltwaterlagoon
(Definition of water from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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waternoun [U]

 us   /ˈwɔ·t̬ər, ˈwɑt̬·ər/
a ​clear, ​colorlessliquid that ​falls from the ​sky as ​rain and is ​necessary for ​animal and ​plantlife: a ​drink/​glass of water bottled/​tap water cold/​hot water I’m ​boiling water to make some more ​coffee. The water often refers to an ​area of water, such as the ​sea or a ​lake: The water’s much ​warmer today – are you coming for a ​swim? Waters is an ​area of ​natural water, such as a ​part of the ​sea: [pl] coastalwaters

waterverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈwɔ·t̬ər, ˈwɑt̬·ər/
to ​provide water to a ​plant or ​animal: [T] I’ve ​asked my ​neighbor to water the ​plants while I’m away. When ​youreyes water, they ​producetears but not because you are ​unhappy: [I] The ​icywind made his ​eyes water. If ​yourmouthwaters, it ​produces a lot of saliva , usually because you can ​see or ​smellfood that you would like to ​eat: [I] The ​smell of that ​bread is making my ​mouth water.
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(Definition of water from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “water”
in Korean 물…
in Arabic ماء…
in Malaysian terliur, kecur, berair…
in French saliver, pleurer…
in Russian вода…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水, 水域, 大片的水…
in Italian acqua…
in Turkish su, deniz, nehir…
in Polish woda…
in Spanish hacerse la boca agua, llorar…
in Vietnamese chảy nước bọt, làm chảy nước mắt…
in Portuguese água…
in Thai น้ำลายไหล, น้ำตาไหล…
in German wässern, tränen…
in Catalan aigua…
in Japanese 水…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水, 水域, 大片的水…
in Indonesian mengeluarkan liur, mengeluarkan air mata…
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