American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An underground bed or layer of earth, gravel, or porous stone that yields water.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geology, a water-bearing bed or stratum, necessarily of some open-textured rock.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc.. The water contained in an aquifer may be of great age, and in such cases is sometimes called fossil water.
- n. underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc
- From Latin aqui-, from aqua + -fer, from Latin ferō. (Wiktionary)
“The word aquifer comes from the two Latin words, aqua, or water, and ferre, to bear or carry.”
“The aquifer is draining faster than it is filling.”
“Gaza's water source comes from an aquifer from the North formed by rain water.”
“Their idea was a play on the word aquifer: “AQuAfer.””
“: We live on the desert, but our underground aquifer is doing just fine, so we don’t have a water shortage.”
“We live on the desert, but our underground aquifer is doing just fine, so we don’t have a water shortage.”
“When there is no impermeable layer between the aquifer and the surface it is called an open aquifer, which is the most common type of aquifer tapped by hand-dug wells.”
“The pipeline route would have risked spills into sensitive habitats along the route, as well as the critical Ogallala aquifer, which is already facing over-use.”
“The aquifer should be the city's lifeline in times of drought, but it's almost empty because of over-extraction since the 1950s.”
“WHEN REQUIRED.? it already does, it's called the aquifer”
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