water

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Singular
water

Plural
waters

A glass of water
  1. (uncountable); (chemistry) Water is a clear liquid of the chemical compound H2O that all living things need in order to live.
    The dog drank the water from his dish
    Can I please have a glass of water?
    Your plant needs more water as it is about to die.
  2. (countable) A water is a bottle or glass serving of water.
    "I want to order two waters, waiter".
  3. (sometimes countable) Water is mineral water.
  4. (alchemy) Water is one of the four basic elements.
  5. (India and Japan) Water is one of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  6. (informal); (biology) Water is urine.
  7. (US) (biology) Water is amniotic fluid.
    Right before the woman went into labor, her water broke.

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Plain form
water

Third-person singular
waters

Past tense
watered

Past participle
watered

Present participle
watering

  1. (transitive) If you water something, you add water to soil around plants.
    He waters the plants.
  2. (transitive) If you water something, you give water to animals.
    He waters the horses.
  3. (transitive) If you water something, you dilute it.
  4. (intransitive) If something waters, it fills with water; it secretes water.
  5. His eyes watered as he cut up the onion.

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