water powernoun [ U ]uk /ˈwɔː.tə ˌpaʊər/ us /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ ˌpaʊ.ɚ/
Examples from literature
- An interesting new idea for water power involves storing the power from other renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines, when more power is generated than is needed at a particular time.
- First, hydroelectricity was developed: electricity could be generated from water power.
- Steam is a source of water power, too!
- The next great improvement in water power was in the 19th century, when the modern water turbine was invented.
- Water power can cause natural disasters.
- Water power was also used as a way to tell time, by measuring how much water flowed into or out of a vessel. Water clocks were first used in ancient Egypt and Babylon around the 14th century BCE.