from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mark showing the greatest height to which water has risen.
- n. A line indicating the heights of high and low tide.
- n. A translucent design impressed on paper during manufacture and visible when the paper is held to the light.
- n. The metal pattern that produces this design.
- transitive v. To mark (paper) with a watermark.
- transitive v. To impress (a pattern or design) as a watermark.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A translucent design impressed on the surface of paper and visible when the paper is held to the light.
- n. Auxiliary data embedded in a datafile for subsequent identification and verification of the file.
- v. To mark paper with a watermark.
- v. To mark a datafile with a watermark.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mark indicating the height to which water has risen, or at which it has stood; the usual limit of high or low water.
- n. A letter, device, or the like, wrought into paper during the process of manufacture.
- n. See Water line, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mark, line, or limit of the rise or height of water, as in a well, a river, the sea, etc.; a water-line; especially, a tide-mark.
- n. A faintly marked letter, figure, or design in the fabric of paper, that denotes its size or its manufacturer, usually barely noticeable except when the sheet is held against strong light.
- To mark or stamp with water-lines: as, to water-mark paper; a.water-marked page.
- To mark, inscribe, or embody in water-lines.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a line marking the level reached by a body of water
- n. a distinguishing mark impressed on paper during manufacture; visible when paper is held up to the light
water + mark (Wiktionary)