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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)



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