Meaning of WATER in English


Function: transitive verb

Date: before 12th century

1 : to moisten, sprinkle, or soak with water < water the lawn>

2 : to supply with water for drink < water cattle>

3 : to supply water to <lands water ed by the river>

4 : to treat with or as if with water specifically : to impart a lustrous appearance and wavy pattern to (cloth) by calendering

5 a : to dilute by the addition of water ― often used with down < water down the punch> b : to add to the aggregate par value of (securities) without a corresponding addition to the assets represented by the securities

intransitive verb

1 : to form or secrete water or watery matter (as tears or saliva)

2 : to get or take water: as a : to take on a supply of water <the boat docked to water > b : to drink water

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.