from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A natural or artificial channel through which water flows.
- n. A stream or river.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any channel, either natural or artificial, through which water flows
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the holes in floor or other plates to permit water to flow through.
- A stream of water; a river or brook.
- A natural channel for water; also, a canal for the conveyance of water, especially in draining lands.
- A running stream of water having a bed and banks; the easement one may have in the flowing of such a stream in its accustomed course. A water course may be sometimes dry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stream of water; a river or brook.
- n. A channel or canal made for the conveyance of water, or serving for conveyance by water.
- n. In law, a stream of water, usually flowing in a definite channel having a bed and sides or banks, and usually discharging itself into some other stream or body of water. Bigelow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. natural or artificial channel through which water flows
- n. a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
- n. a conduit through which water flows
From water + course. (Wiktionary)