from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who waters, in any sense.
  • noun Specifically The art or process of giving to the surface of anything a wave-like or veined appearance of somewhat ornamental effect; also, the marking so produced. Compare water, transitive verb, 3, and watered silk (under watered).
  • noun A watering-place: as, “the wateryng of Seint Thomas” (better known as St.Thomas a Waterings)
  • noun In flax-manuf., same as retting, 1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from water, v.
  • (Mil.) a sound of trumpet or bugle summoning cavalry soldiers to assemble for the purpose of watering their horses.
  • a sprinkling cart. See Water.
  • A place where there are springs of medicinal water, or a place by the sea, or by some large body of water, to which people resort for bathing, recreation, boating, etc.
  • (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Aspergillum, or Brechites. The valves are small, and consolidated with the capacious calcareous tube which incases the entire animal. The tube is closed at the anterior end by a convex disk perforated by numerous pores, or tubules, and resembling the rose of a watering pot.
  • a trough from which cattle, horses, and other animals drink.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Used to water.
  • noun An act of watering.
  • verb Present participle of water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun wetting with water
  • noun shedding tears


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