Adjective "waterproof" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈwɔːtəpruːf/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Impervious to water.
  1. 'What's more it was delivered to subscribers wrapped in a natty waterproof jacket.'
  2. 'Anybody who goes along is advised to wear sturdy footwear and to take waterproof clothing.'
  3. 'A little climb brought sight of the top end of Gouthwaite Reservoir and in no time we were sitting on a bench by its reed fringed water, gazing at the ducks, eating our sandwiches and pulling off waterproof trousers.'
  4. 'You'd think I'd know better, wouldn't you, than to look at a clear November sky and decide to leave my hat and my waterproof coat behind?'
  5. 'Donning warm clothing, gloves and waterproof shoes, he saw the mountain horizon with snow and blue sky, the Alpine huts, trees and animals designed to create the real winter snow experience.'
  6. 'All they could find was a camper's waterproof match container.'
  7. 'Therefore warm, waterproof clothing is absolutely essential, plus thermal boots.'
  8. 'Waxed kitchen matches are good alternatives so long as they're stored in a waterproof container.'
  9. 'We seldom leave home without an umbrella or some sort of waterproof clothing ‘just in case’ and take a great interest in weather forecasts since what happens plays a big part in the direction of the daily lives of many of us.'
  10. 'My dad has this wax stuff you can put on normal shoes to make them waterproof.'
  11. 'waterproof ink'
  12. 'I marked individual sap holes with waterproof ink and periodically returned to them to measure their length and width and to note sap flow and the location of adjacent holes.'
  13. 'I pulled my hair up high and covered my eyelashes with waterproof mascara.'
  14. 'This waterproof coating will not wash off, thicken in cold conditions or attract dirt like oil lubricants do.'
  15. 'Your water-proof mascara will run all the way down to your socks.'
  16. 'The inks are waterproof, alcohol and pigment based.'
  17. 'Their waterproof inks and papers also guarantee serious longevity.'
  18. 'The resin gives the line a sheen and the ink is waterproof.'

noun

A garment, especially a coat, that keeps out water.
  1. 'On deck, she bids farewell to the other officers, who line up in their blue uniform waterproofs to bid her farewell.'
  2. 'I finished the journey into work feeling very cold and wet, resolving to go buy some waterproofs at lunchtime.'
  3. 'By the time you've got your waterproofs on it's sunny again.'
  4. 'It is very important to wear really good quality waterproofs.'
  5. 'I did pop my waterproofs on for a quick trip out this morning to get a good crunchy-crusted loaf of bread and, would you believe, a pack of orange jelly.'
  6. 'The weather had been fine when we set off and I hadn't brought waterproofs.'
  7. 'I gave her one of my waterproofs and it lasted her for years.'
  8. 'On their second day the group experienced mixed weather, including rain that required putting on waterproofs, during their 18-mile walk.'
  9. 'Families planning a day out today were warned to pack waterproofs and brollies as heavy showers were forecast, although temperatures might get to 20C.'
  10. 'They had no map, no torch, no waterproofs and little experience.'

verb

Make impervious to water.
  1. 'Eliminating the longitudinal joints also does away with the labor-intensive job of waterproofing them.'
  2. 'Each cell is waterproofed by two sheets of glass angled to each other in the horizontal plane, cemented together and to the surrounding steel.'
  3. 'Knowles recommends waterproofing the blocks by troweling on two coats of stucco.'
  4. 'We waterproofed the structure with a layer of recycled floor-matting rubber that is invisible from inside and out.'
  5. 'A coating of pine resin waterproofed the fir splice and his skis.'
  6. 'After the roof is waterproofed, soil is carefully placed over the roof in layers from 6 inches to 9 feet thick, depending on the strength of the underlying roof system.'
  7. 'Many kinds of vehicles were waterproofed for D-Day, including tanks and jeeps.'
  8. 'Work includes repointing and waterproofing the tower and is expected to start shortly as the weather warms up.'
  9. 'This week, one team has to find a way of waterproofing a tent to take on an expedition, while the other team builds a seismograph out of an old alarm clock.'
  10. 'Finished concrete basements that haven't been thoroughly waterproofed from the outside are problematic.'

Definitions

1. impervious to water.

2. rendered impervious to water by some special process, as coating or treating with rubber: a waterproof hat. noun

3. Chiefly British. a raincoat or other outer coat impervious to water.

4. any of several coated or rubberized fabrics that are impervious to water. verb (used with object)

5. to make waterproof.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be waterproof in baths."

"nylons can be waterproof during processes."

"jackets can be waterproof."

"people can be waterproof."

"membranes can be waterproof."

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