n. A wavy or marbled effect produced on a textile fabric, as grosgrain silk, by pressure and moisture. See watered.n. A sheen or surface given to metal, by heat and pressure, resembling the ripples or the play of light on water.n. See dead-water.n. Standing water, as contrasted with running or circulating water.n. A transparent, inodorous, tasteless fluid, H2O.n. Specifically— Rain.n. Mineral water. See mineral.n. plural Waves, as of the sea; surges; a flood.n. A limited body of water, as an ocean, a sea, or a lake; often, in provincial English and Scotch use, a river or lake: as, Derwent Water (lake); Gala Water (stream).n. Any aqueous or liquid secretion, exudation, humor, etc., of an animal body.n. Sweat; perspiration.n. Saliva; spittle.n. Urine.n. The aqueous or vitreous humor of the eye; eye-water.n. The serous effusion of dropsy, in a blister, and the like: as, water on the brain.n. plural In obstetrics, the liquor amnii.n. A distilled liquor, essence, extract, or the like. See strong water, under strong.n. In pharmacy, a solution of a volatile oil, or of a volatile substance like ammonia or camphor, in water.n. Transparency, as of water: the property of a precious stone in which it s beauty chiefly consists, involving also its refracting power.n. The waterside; the shore of a sea, lake, stream, or the like, considered with or a part from its inhabitants; specifically, a watering-place; a seaside resort.n. In finance, additional shares created by watering stock. See water, transitive verb, 4.n. Glycerin.n. To float to the surface, as any sunken object.n. See cast.n. Hence— To weaken in a contest; back out or back down.n. A water of somewhat similar composition from the Vichy Spring in Saratoga. See Saratoga waters.n. Whisky, brandy, or other alcoholic liquor: a translation of the Irish and Gaelic name of whisky, and of the French name of brandy (eau-de-vie). Compare aquavitæ.n. The foaming water in rap ids or swiftly flowing shallows.n. Foam churned up by a whale.To put water into or upon; moisten, dilute, sprinkle, or soak with water; specifically, to irrigate.To supply with water for drinking; feed with water: said of animals.To produce by moistening and pressure upon (silk, or other fabric) a sort of pattern on which there is a changeable play of light. See watered silk, under watered.To increase (the nominal capital of a corporation) by the issue of new shares without a corresponding increase of actual capital. Justification for such a transaction is usually sought by claiming that the property and franchises have increased in value, so that an increase of stock is necessary in order fairly to represent existing capital.To give out, emit, discharge, or secrete water.To gather saliva as a symptom of appetite: said of the mouth or teeth, and in figurative use noting vehement desire or craving.To get or take in water: as, the ship put into port to water; specifically, to drink water.