from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The energy produced by running or falling water that is used for driving machinery, especially for generating electricity.
- n. A source of such energy, as a waterfall.
- n. A water right owned by a mill.
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- n. Alternative form of water power.
- n. The capacity to shoot water, as from a fire hose or squirt gun
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Where waterpower is least abundant, coal in vast quantities is near at hand.
Until quite recently our immense wealth in waterpower was treated in the same way.
It is supplied with numerous small streams, affording ample waterpower, which is applied to manufacturing purposes.
Mr. Mansfield's chapters on the legacy of waterpower and the landscape echoes of King Philip's War
The town of Meaux has a busy population of about 10,000 souls, in peaceable times principally occupied in manufacturing flour for the Paris market, having a fine waterpower for the many mills.
This food was used to induce otherwise unemployed ex farmers to produce more machines, which could in turn use more coal and/or waterpower to produce more goods for exchange for more food.
Around the points in the economy where the use of new converters permits the utilization of the surplus energy, nuclear fuel, gas, coal, oil, and waterpower, there form pools of unclaimed surplus energy.
Manchuria is fertile land, rich in waterpower, coal deposits, and iron ore.
Progress has depended upon the increasing control of energy ... the Rhinelanders harnessed oxen, the Benedictines waterpower.
Great powers, as many historians have noted, have risen by embracing a particular energy source -- for the Dutch, wind and waterpower; for the British, coal; for the United States, oil – and fallen when they failed to embrace the newer and more efficient sources of energy their rivals adopted.