Adjective "watering" definition and examples

(Watering may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwɔːtə/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A colourless, transparent, odourless, liquid which forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms.
  1. 'can I have a drink of water?'
  2. 'She said when it rains water gushes into the hole and under the foundations.'
  3. 'However, make sure a sufficient amount of cool, clean, fresh drinking water is always available.'
  4. 'Water vapour rises into the atmosphere where it is cooled and turned back into liquid water.'
  5. 'Volcanic carbon dioxide would cause atmospheric warming that would, in turn, warm surface ocean water.'
  6. 'As she headed toward the front door, droplets of water rained down on her from the sky.'
  7. 'The methanol reacts with water in the presence of a catalyst to produce hydrogen ions and electrons.'
  8. 'Forget about humping a heavy pack, cooking over a campfire, drinking brackish water from a stream.'
  9. 'Mara smiled slightly as they entered the broad bowl of mountains and beheld the lake of clear water at its centre.'
  10. 'Petrol station bosses have begun an investigation into whether heavy rain caused water to get into a fuel pump.'
  11. 'Brine is a solution of sodium chloride and water that may or may not contain other salts.'
  12. as modifier 'water pipes'
  13. 'One was an empty old pipe he was replacing, one was full of cold water supplying the home.'
  14. 'Pour very hot tap water into pan to about 2/3 of the way from top of custard cups.'
  15. 'He showers from the drum at the back of the house with cold water and rushes off to school.'
  16. 'With a good water supply the house had a flush toilet and its own septic tank.'
  17. 'The hall has a wooden floor, toilets and hot and cold running water.'
  18. 'The house smelt of damp, the baths were old-fashioned and there wasn't an endless supply of hot water.'
  19. 'Do not run the hot tap or use dishwashers, washing machines or other appliances fed by the hot water supply.'
  20. 'No house had its own water supply so a regular visit had to be made to the nearest pump for the daily supply.'
  21. 'A turn of a handle and this top tank supplies gravity fed water to the house.'
  22. 'He turned on the faucet and splashed the ice cold water on his face.'
  23. 'The physical body is composed of the elements earth, water, fire, air and ether.'
  24. 'More information on the other two elements, water and fire, will be made known over the next few weeks.'
  25. 'In the north, water is the element and it is its own coordinating symbol, just like fire.'
  26. 'Or is it questionable to think that my water elemental is somehow linked to yours?'
  27. 'Aquarius is often thought to be a water sign because of the portrayal of the Water-bearer.'
  28. 'Like all water signs, Scorpio finds a natural habitat in the world of feelings and instincts.'
  29. 'Venus was credited with a sea origin, and copper reminds us of this connection with the water element.'
  30. 'A chart that is strong in water will be dominated by emotions and sensitivity.'
  31. 'Romans didn't so much come here to bathe in the natural spring waters as to wash their hands and face.'
  32. 'The Victorians had a dream that Whitby could match the gilded splendour of Harrogate, and the thermal spring waters of Bath.'
  33. 'The taking of the waters and bathing in them stopped at once.'
  34. 'Yes, the waters from the thermal springs that feed the town's impressive fountains and the blissful spa really must have magical powers.'
  35. 'However, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see sick pilgrims now queueing to visit the restorative canals in the Bow area to take the waters and heal themselves.'
  36. 'You can take the waters in the ozone pool or pretend to be sightseeing from the outdoor hydropool cut into the rooftop of the building.'
  37. 'It's a piped spring, the waters of which are said to contain the powers to heal, which is why everything from ancient pants to old trainers have been soaked in the magical water and left to rot on the open hillside.'
  38. 'A Harrogate toffee firm which won a worldwide reputation for its lemony sweets originally bought to take away the pungent taste of the town's spa waters, is branching out with a more chewy rival.'
  39. 'Beat the cream cheese and butter together and then beat in the flower water and sugar.'
  40. 'Poach the syrup gently for about ten minutes, until it begins to thicken a little, then stir in the orange blossom water.'
A stretch or area of water, such as a river, sea, or lake.
  1. 'After a night's rest we carried our kayaks down a steep path that led us to the water's edge.'
  2. 'The edges of the water are often strewn with bottles, cans and litter.'
  3. 'Some ground-floor rooms are just a few steps from the water's edge and have French doors.'
  4. 'A giant marquee was erected next to the lake and a dance floor constructed at the water's edge.'
  5. 'The fall to the water's edge is now a steep series of frosted steps.'
  6. 'Your mother decides to go to the water's edge to see the children.'
  7. 'He walked across the frozen reservoir to retrieve his football but the ice gave way, plunging Luke into the water up to his waist.'
  8. 'They bought it and built what was intended to be a holiday house just metres from the water's edge.'
  9. 'One climbed over a chain guard on the sea wall and posed for a picture on steps leading down to the water's edge.'
  10. 'I became panicky the closer I got to the bottom of the slide and to the edge of the water.'
  11. 'she ducked under the water'
  12. 'Players were ducked under the water and roughly tackled by the opposing side.'
  13. 'the waters of Hudson Bay'
  14. 'They add a dash of exotic colour to what was once a place of busy docks and warehouses, most of which now lie in decay, fronted by rusting ships abandoned on the brown waters of the River Plate.'
  15. 'A huge police operation was carried out on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to unearth any clues with divers scouring the waters of the River Ribble at the docks.'
  16. 'A total of 16 swimmers braved the icy waters of The River Barrow for the Home Care Team while 26 took part in the walk.'
  17. 'Within its confines they build houses and shops, cultivate fields, and set out in tiny boats on the waters of the lake whose vastness I now comprehend.'
  18. 'Just south of the provincial capital, the murky waters of the Golok River mark the border between Malaysia and Thailand.'
  19. 'On Saturday June 5 hundreds will plunge into the cold waters of Camlough Lake to participate in the first ever triathlon to be held in South Armagh.'
  20. 'Lake Vouliagmeni's waters partially come from underground currents from Mount Hymettus.'
  21. 'A taxi driver who pulled a young man from the raging waters of the River Kent in February's floods rushed to the aid of a road accident victim this week in a second life-saving attempt.'
  22. 'In the foreground, a footbridge spans a river whose waters are churned by the wheel of old Mr. Sandyman's mill.'
  23. 'In the opera's famous opening scene, deep in the waters of the Rhine river, Wagner unfolds an immense, rolling E-flat major chord.'
  24. 'Japanese coastal waters'
  25. 'I notice that it is starting to backtrack on the issue of nuclear ships in New Zealand waters.'
  26. 'When the boat proceeded to Australian waters it was intercepted and boarded by the Australian Navy ship Wollongong, the report said.'
  27. 'Japan protested to Russia for allowing South Korean fishing boats to fish for saury in its waters, including the area near the islands, this fishing season from summer to fall.'
  28. 'The panel's conclusion was that there was no public safety or environmental reason for not having nuclear-propelled ships visit New Zealand waters.'
  29. 'The Japanese coast guard officers said they spotted a Chinese flag on the ship's mast and bow, and a protest banner in Chinese claiming the area as Chinese waters.'
  30. 'After the war, Australian ships and sailors served in Japanese waters as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces.'
  31. 'He added that the mine could also have been washed out to sea from recent Royal Navy manoeuvres in Scottish coastal waters.'
  32. 'The sanctuary is believed to be the largest yet declared by an individual government in waters under its jurisdiction.'
  33. 'Commissioned in 1940 the ship served in Australian waters until she deployed to Singapore in March 1941.'
  34. 'The first ship sunk by a German submarine in our coastal waters was torpedoed in this area.'
Urine.
    The amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus in the womb, especially as discharged in a flow shortly before birth.
    1. 'Swimming may be a symbol of birth, expressing a wish to return to the peace and safety of the waters of the womb.'
    The quality of transparency and brilliance shown by a diamond or other gem.
      Capital stock which represents a book value greater than the true assets of a company.

        verb

        Pour or sprinkle water over (a plant or area) in order to encourage plant growth.
        1. 'Just ignore the strange looks from your neighbors as you lovingly water your weeds.'
        2. 'After cleaning, which would be for about two hours, at ten, she would be watering the plants in and out of the garden.'
        3. 'Plants were watered three times a day with an automatic watering system, except in the case of low humidity in the growth chamber, in which the plants were watered daily by hand.'
        4. 'I arrived back to my house and saw my grandpa was watering the flowers outside.'
        5. 'Lawns are watered twice or thrice daily, especially in summer.'
        6. 'The plants were watered regularly throughout their development.'
        7. 'It was also used for watering the flowers in the churchyard, and for drinking water.'
        8. 'After all her rows are planted, she waters them.'
        9. 'Rain gutters feed a cistern hooked to a sprinkler system for watering the fruit orchard and grass.'
        10. 'When setting out container-grown plants, be sure that the soil is moist (not wet) and that you have watered the plant itself.'
        11. 'they stopped to water the horses'
        12. 'So he (went down the well), filled his shoe with water, caught hold of it with his teeth and climbed up and watered the dog.'
        13. 'She saw people along the riverbank, bathing, washing their clothing, watering their livestock or fetching a bucketful.'
        14. 'When stalled they should be fed twice daily, watered and their stalls cleaned daily.'
        15. 'Then she jumped back onto the gravel, near the spot where I had watered the dog, smiled from ear to ear, waved and ran inside the bungalow to finish packing her mountain of stuff.'
        16. 'He had fed the animals, watered them, fussed over Sport and Cochise, and milked the cow.'
        17. 'She rode onward, stopping only to water her horse or to walk him every now and than.'
        18. 'Am I watering the gardens or am I watering the birds?'
        19. 'As she was doing so, she fed and watered her cats.'
        20. 'After watering the animals I go to the fair and work all day and come back home at 5-6 in the evening.'
        21. 'Everyone accepts that animals benefit greatly from being unloaded, watered and rested, and it also gives you the opportunity to clean and re-bed trucks.'
        22. 'For centuries people believed the Garden of Eden was a sunny parkland watered by rivers meandering gently beneath a blue sky.'
        23. 'The telltale marks recall a lost world from 175 million years ago when neither cliffs nor sea were there and the area was a near-tropical coastal plain watered by rivers from the Pennines.'
        24. 'To the Persians and Arabs the word Hindu covered both the lands watered by the Sindhu and the people living there and beyond.'
        25. 'The whole area watered by the West River had by the 1840s become violently unstable.'
        26. 'The glaciers of the Himalayas, which feed the great rivers watering the farmland keeping Asia alive, are disappearing.'
        27. 'The dwellers of Nchubula in Kopa west are privileged to have before them the virgin vastness of flat savannah land watered by the Munikashi river that pours into Bangweulu river.'
        28. 'Ladakh is watered by the River Indus on its way down to the Punjab, and many a grain of sand in the Indian Ocean may well have once formed part of a stone in the land behind the Himalayas.'
        29. 'During her response to the welcome home, Captain Parry said she watered Windeward Bound at some of the same spots used by Flinders and found the water still pristine.'
        30. 'Each time it merely turned an engine around or coaled and watered it, such as when a yard engine came in for a crew change, the roundhouse was credited with a half-dispatch.'
        31. 'Once they had cleared the platform, James got off and watered our coaches.'
        (of a person's eyes) fill with tears.
        1. 'She yanked out the brush and began combing through that lock of knotted hair vigorously, her eyes watering slightly every time the brush hit a stubborn tangle.'
        2. 'I could see his sides shaking and his eyes watering.'
        3. 'I looked over my shoulder and noticed my eyes watering.'
        4. 'The sound of a door slamming echoed in her ringing ears, and she stumbled towards where she thought the door was, her eyes watering as her hands sought the bar of the handle blindly.'
        5. 'After a long moment I noticed Carlos's eyes were watering.'
        6. 'Natalie's eyes started watering and puffing up.'
        7. 'Billy felt his eyes watering up and began to cry.'
        8. 'But I bet your eyes will water when the firms reveal their charges for the new-style pensions.'
        9. 'Listening to the tape of my attempt makes my eyes water, but Carrie doesn't sound like she's lying.'
        10. 'One of the children opened the door and a cloud came inside - we all started coughing violently, as if our lungs were on fire, and our eyes were watering.'
        11. 'the smell of frying bacon made Hilary's mouth water'
        12. 'Even though my mouth watered I knew I couldn't eat it.'
        13. 'My mouth watered as I placed them on the counter.'
        14. 'I walked through the cafeteria doors and my mouth started watering.'
        15. 'Geneva's mouth watered at the pleasant smell of the food.'
        16. 'Her mouth was watering as she entered the tavern on the bottom level of the inn.'
        17. 'My mouth watered and my stomach growled loudly.'
        18. 'She added a little bit of pepper to the meat and watched as his mouth watered.'
        19. 'My mouth was watering at the sound of bacon, eggs, and toast.'
        20. 'The mall was bustling with activity and Stacy's mouth watered at the mention of ice cream.'
        21. 'My mouth watered as I remembered how long it had been since I had last eaten.'
        Dilute or adulterate (a drink, typically an alcoholic one) with water.
        1. 'We went to the beach, sunbathed, read books under straw parasols, ate olives and drank cheap red wine watered down with soda water.'
        2. 'As a malt lover, I am in the camp that says watering down the whisky is precisely what you want to do, since this reveals its subtle intricacies.'
        3. 'the army's report of its investigation was considerably watered down'
        4. 'This new law aims to protect health and the environment from the impact of harmful chemicals, but I understand that industry wants to water it down.'
        5. 'If anything I have watered my comments down a little, because I know he reads this diary.'
        6. 'I am concerned that the clear recommendations to the Scottish Executive and its agencies have been watered down.'
        7. 'Such has been the opposition to Clarke's proposals that he has watered them down somewhat.'
        8. 'Their concerns are largely misplaced; although they have been watered down, the patent rules will probably greatly benefit the Indian economy and its people.'
        9. 'They're worried about the impact on the weak and vulnerable if the unfair dismissal laws are watered down.'
        Increase (a company's debt, or nominal capital) by the issue of new shares without a corresponding addition to assets.

          More definitions

          1. the act of a person or thing that waters.

          2. a watered appearance on silk or other fabric. adjective

          3. supplying water or used to water.

          4. pertaining to medicinal springs or to a seabathing resort.

          More examples(as adjective)

          "plots can be watering."

          "eyes can be watering."

          "effects can be watering."

          "crashes can be watering."

          Origin

          Old English wæter (noun), wæterian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch water, German Wasser, from an Indo-European root shared by Russian voda (compare with vodka), also by Latin unda ‘wave’ and Greek hudōr ‘water’.

          Phrase

          by water
          like water
          make water
          under water
          the water of life
          water on the brain
          water under the bridge