from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Filled with, consisting of, or soaked with water; wet or soggy: watery soil.
- adj. Containing too much water; diluted: watery soup.
- adj. Suggestive of water, as in being thin, pale, or liquid: watery sunshine.
- adj. Lacking force or substance; weak or insipid: watery prose.
- adj. Secreting or discharging water or watery fluid, especially as a symptom of disease.
- adj. Accompanied by tears; tearful: a watery good-bye.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. wet, soggy or soaked with water
- adj. diluted or having too much water
- adj. thin and pale therefore suggestive of water
- adj. weak and insipid
- adj. discharging water or similar substance as a result of disease etc.
- adj. tearful
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to water; consisting of water.
- adj. Abounding with water; wet; hence, tearful.
- adj. Resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid.
- adj. Hence, abounding in thin, tasteless, or insipid fluid; tasteless; insipid; vapid; spiritless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abounding in, moist with, or containing water; discharging water; wet; dripping; watered; specifically, of the eyes, tearful or running.
- Consisting of water.
- Resembling water; suggestive of water.
- Hence— Weak; vapid; insipid.
- Liquid; soft, and more or less transparent; pale.
- Insipid and soft or flabby, as a fish or its flesh.
- Pertaining to, connected with, or affecting water: specifically used of the moon, as governing the tide.
- Watering in desire, as the mouth; eager.
- In heraldry:
- Bounded by, or ornamented by, wavy lines: a rare epithet used in blazoning fanciful modern bearings.
- Same as undé.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. filled with water
- adj. relating to or resembling or consisting of water
- adj. overly diluted; thin and insipid
- adj. wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears
If, in addition to the above symptoms, he pass a large quantity of watery fluid from his bowels, the case becomes one of _watery gripes_, and requires the immediate attention of a doctor.
The lake is watery from the rain of Saturday night, which has collected on the ice, lake above lake, as it were.
Môt, which some call watery slime, and others putrescence of watery secretion.
Thus the particles, which form generated animal embryons, are prepared from dead organic matter by the chemico-animal processes of sanguification and of secretion; while those which form spontaneous microscopic animals or microscopic vegetables are prepared by chemical dissolutions and new combinations of organic matter in watery fluids with sufficient warmth.
When if I go down in there again, what we’re mostly talking about is what they call a watery grave?
a thin watery green soup and now and again sweet potato tops, a bit of cabbage or other “unknown” vegetables.
There seems to be a trend right now, for fragrances that I will call watery-woody or watery-woody-floral.
We've saved him from what the old folks at home calls a watery grave, and now it's his turn to do a bit of something to save us. "
He plops the reader down smack dab in the middle of what could only be described as a watery stretch of lawlessness and gives the whole book a sense of the danger that went with the territory.
_Montagna Neros_ by the inhabitants; that is, the watery mountain, abounding in springs and rivulets.