watery

  • 1Watery — Wa ter*y, a. [AS. w[ae]terig.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to water; consisting of water. The watery god. Dryden. Fish within their watery residence. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Abounding with water; wet; hence, tearful. [1913 Webster] 3.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2watery — [wôt′ərē] adj. 1. of or like water 2. containing or full of water; moist 3. thin; diluted [watery tea] 4. tearful; weeping 5. in or consisting of water [a watery grave] 6. weak; insipid …

    English World dictionary

  • 3watery — O.E. wæterig; see WATER (Cf. water) (n.1) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4watery — [adj] liquid, diluted adulterated, anemic, aqueous, bloodless, colorless, damp, dilute, doused, flavorless, fluid, humid, insipid, marshy, moist, pale, runny, serous, sodden, soggy, tasteless, thin, washed, watered down, waterlike, water logged,… …

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  • 5watery — ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of, containing, or resembling water. 2) (of food or drink) thin or tasteless as a result of containing too much water. 3) weak or pale …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6watery — waterily, adv. wateriness, n. /waw teuh ree, wot euh /, adj. 1. pertaining to or connected with water: watery Neptune. 2. full of or abounding in water, as soil or a region; soggy; boggy. 3. containing much or too much water: a watery paste; a… …

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  • 7watery — [[t]wɔ͟ːtəri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is watery is weak or pale. A watery light began to show through the branches... Martha managed to produce a dim, watery smile. Syn: feeble 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you… …

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  • 8watery — wa|ter|y [ˈwo:təri US ˈwo: , ˈwa: ] adj 1.) full of water or relating to water ▪ Her eyes were red and watery from crying. ▪ Snakes lay eggs in a watery environment. 2.) very weak or pale ▪ a watery sun ▪ She gave him a watery smile . 3.) watery… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9watery — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. consisting of, filled with, or surrounded by water b. containing, sodden with, or yielding water or a thin liquid < a watery solution > < watery vesicles > 2. a. resembling water or watery matter&#8230; …

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  • 10watery — adjective 1 weak and pale in colour: a watery sun 2 full of water: a watery fluid 3 related to water: Watery gurgles came from the tank. 4 watery food or drink contains too much water and does not taste good: watery soup 5 a watery grave literary …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11watery — /ˈwɔtəri / (say wawtuhree) adjective 1. relating to or connected with water: watery Neptune. 2. characterised by a lot of water, as soil, a region, etc. 3. containing much or too much water. 4. soft or soggy as a result of too much water or&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 12watery — wa|ter|y [ wɔt(ə)ri ] adjective 1. ) containing or filled with water: watery eyes 2. ) watery food or drink contains a lot of water and has a weak taste: watery coffee 3. ) pale, or not strong: a watery smile/light a watery grave MAINLY LITERARY&#8230; …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13watery — adjective 1) a watery discharge Syn: liquid, fluid, aqueous; technical hydrous Ant: solid, thick 2) a watery meadow Syn: wet, damp, moist, sodden …

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  • 14watery — UK [ˈwɔːt(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈwɔt(ə)rɪ] adjective 1) containing or filled with water watery eyes 2) watery food or drink contains a lot of water and has a weak taste watery coffee 3) pale, or not strong a watery smile/light • a watery grave …

    English dictionary

  • 15watery — [ˈwɔːt(ə)ri] adj 1) containing or filled with water watery eyes[/ex] 2) watery food or drink contains a lot of water and has a weak taste 3) weak or pale watery sunlight[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16watery — wa·tery wȯt ə rē, wät adj 1) consisting of or filled with water 2) containing, sodden with, or yielding water or a thin liquid &LT;a watery solution&GT; &LT;watery stools&GT; …

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