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Definizione monolingua water



water (third-person singular simple present waters, present participle watering, simple past and past participle watered)

  1. (transitive) To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, chapter 24, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:
      Aunt Em had just come out of the house to water the cabbages when she looked up and saw Dorothy running toward her.
  2. (transitive) To provide (animals) with water.
    I need to go water the cattle.
  3. (transitive, colloquial) To urinate.
  4. (transitive) To dilute.
    Can you water the whisky, please?
  5. (transitive, dated, finance) To overvalue (securities), especially through deceptive accounting.
    • 1930 April 10, “Calls Rail Holding Companies Threat”, The Sun:
      such agencies would make it possible for the railroads to water stock and evade the law subjecting security issues to public regulation
  6. (intransitive) To fill with or secrete water.
    Chopping onions makes my eyes water.
    The smell of fried onions makes my mouth water.

water (countable and uncountable; plural waters)

  1. (uncountable) A clear liquid having the chemical formula H2O, required by all forms of life on Earth.
    May I have a glass of water?
    Your plants need more water.
    By the action of electricity, the water was resolved into its two parts, oxygen and hydrogen.
  2. (sometimes countable) Mineral water.
    Perrier is the most popular water in this restaurant.
  3. (countable, often in plural) Spa water.
    Many people visit Bath to take the waters.
  4. (alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
    He showed me the river of living water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God
  5. (India and Japan, Wicca) One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  6. (in the plural) A sea belonging to particular country.
    The boat was found in within the territorial waters.
  7. (in the plural) Any body of water, such as a river or a lake.
    We had a great view of the waters of this place.
  8. (countable) A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or other collection of water.
    • 1526, William Tyndale (tr.), Bible, Acts VIII:
      And as they went on their waye, they cam unto a certayne water, and the gelded man sayde: Se here is water, what shall lett me to be baptised?
  9. Urine. [from 15th c.]
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam, published 2011, page 458:
      Ser Dunavers squire Jodge could not hold his water when he slept.
  10. (UK, in the plural) amniotic fluid.
    Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s waters break.
  11. (North America, in singular) Amniotic fluid.
    Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s water breaks.
  12. (figuratively, in the plural or in singular) A state of affairs; conditions; usually with an adjective indicating an adverse condition.
    The rough waters of change will bring about the calm after the storm.
  13. (countable) A serving of water.
    • 2006, Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy, Amy Garvey, Bad Boys of Summer, ISBN 0758209347, page 91:
      Joe bustled back and offered her a glass of wine but she shook her head. “Just a water, please.”
  14. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) (uncountable) Tap water, or well/pump water, as opposed to bottled water.
    Do not drink the water.
  15. (colloquial, figuratively) A persons intuition.
    I know hell succeed. I feel it in my waters.
  16. (uncountable, dated, finance) Excess valuation of securities.
    • 1902 August 2, “Too Much Water to Suit Cummins”, The Atlanta Constitution:
      Iowa Governor Will Fight Rock Island Reorganization. He Says That Under the New Plan Too Much Water Is Put Into the Stock--Believes Plan Is Out of Harmony with Iowa Laws.
    • 1920 April 11, “Says Stock Water Didnt Affect Fare”, New York Times:
      the outstanding stock and bond obligations of the company were reduced from $34,000,000 to $24,000,000 by squeezing out the water.

Definizione italiano>inglese water

  mineral water
  spa water
  in alchemy
  sea belonging to a particular country
  amniotic fluid
  clear liquid H2O
  Liquido comune (H2O) che costituisce pioggia, fiumi, mari, etc., e che costituisce una larga parte degli organismi.
  Common liquid (H2O) which forms rain, rivers, the sea, etc., and which makes up a large part of the bodies of organisms.
  to pour water into the soil surrounding (plants)
  Versare acqua sulla terra intorno alle piante.
  To pour water onto the soil surrounding plants.
  to provide (animals) with water
  a body of water
  Significant accumulation of water, covering the Earth or another planet
  Versare acqua sulla terra intorno alle piante.
  To pour water onto the soil surrounding plants.
  mineral water
  bottle or glass of water
bicchier d'acqua
  bottle or glass of water
bottiglia d'acqua
  bottle or glass of water
acqua minerale
bicchier d’ acqua
bottiglia d’ acqua

Altri significati:

Traduzione 'veloce'

acqua ,annaffiare ,abbeverare ,acque ,innaffiare

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