English dictionary


wabble |ˈwɑːbəl| — wobble, move to and fro

wabbling  — Present participle of wabble.

wabbly |ˈwɒblɪ| — Inclined to wabble; wabbling.

wack |wæk| — Egregious

wacky |ˈwækɪ| — ludicrous, foolish

wad |wɑːd| — a small mass of soft material

wadded |ˈwɑːdəd| — simple past tense and past participle of wad

wadding |ˈwɑːdɪŋ| — any material used especially to protect something

waddle |ˈwɑːdl| — walking with short steps and the weight tilting from one foot to the other

wade |weɪd| — English tennis player who won many women's singles titles (born in 1945)

wader |ˈweɪdər| — any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food

waders |ˈweɪdərz| — waterproof hip boots (sometimes extending to the chest) worn by anglers

wafer |ˈweɪfər| — a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters

wafer-thin |ˌweɪfəˈθɪn| — very thin

waffle |ˈwɑːfl| — pancake batter baked in a waffle iron

waffle-iron |ˈwɒflˌaɪən| — A cooking appliance, with hinged, indented metal plates, used to make waffles.

waft |wɑːft| — a long flag; often tapering

wag |wæɡ| — a witty amusing person who makes jokes

wage |weɪdʒ| — something that remunerates

wage-earner |ˈweɪdʒ ɜːnər| — someone who works for wages, especially if that wage supports a household

wager |ˈweɪdʒər| — the act of gambling

wages |ˈweɪdʒəz| — a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

waggery |ˈwæɡərɪ| — waggish behavior

waggish |ˈwæɡɪʃ| — witty or joking

waggle |ˈwæɡl| — causing to move repeatedly from side to side

waggly |wæɡlɪ| — Frequently waggling.

waggon |ˈwæɡən| — any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor

waggoner |ˈwæɡənər| — the driver of a wagon

wagon |ˈwæɡən| — any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor

wagon-lit |ˌvæɡɒn ˈliː| — a passenger car that has berths for sleeping

wagon-train |ˈwæɡənˈtreɪn| — A number of horse-drawn wagons traveling together for safety.

wagoner |ˈwaɡənər| — the driver of a wagon

wagonette |ˌwaɡəˈnet| — A kind of pleasure wagon, uncovered and with seats extended along the sides, designed to carry six or eight persons besides the driver.

wagtail |ˈwæɡteɪl| — Old World bird having a very long tail that jerks up and down as it walks

waif |weɪf| — a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned

wail |weɪl| — a cry of sorrow and grief

wailer  — a mourner who utters long loud high-pitched cries

wailful |ˈweɪlfəl| — vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression

wailing |ˈweɪlɪŋ| — loud cries made while weeping

wain |ˈweɪn| — English writer (1925-1994)

wainscot |ˈweɪnskət| — panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest of the wall

waist |weɪst| — the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

waist-deep |weɪst ˈdiːp| — up to the waist

waist-high |weɪst ˈhaɪ| — up to the waist

waistband |ˈweɪstbænd| — a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers

waistcoat |ˈweskət| — a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat

waistline |ˈweɪstlaɪn| — the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

wait |weɪt| — time during which some action is awaited

wait on |ˈweɪt ɑːn| — work for or be a servant to

wait-a-bit |ˈweɪtəbɪt| — any of several small bushes with sharp hooked thorns.

wait-and-see |ˈweɪtənˈsiː| — Tending to observe events before coming to a decision.

waiter |ˈweɪtər| — a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)

waiting |ˈweɪtɪŋ| — the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

waiting-room |ˈweɪtɪŋ ruːm| — a room in some public place for people to wait

waitress |ˈweɪtrəs| — a woman waiter

waive |weɪv| — do without or cease to hold or adhere to

waiver |ˈweɪvər| — a formal written statement of relinquishment

wake |weɪk| — the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

wake-up |ˈweɪˌkəp| — The act of waking up

wakeful |ˈweɪkfl| — carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger

wakefulness |ˈweɪkfəlnəs| — a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world

wakeless |ˈweɪklɪs| — (of sleep) deep and complete

waken |ˈweɪkən| — cause to become awake or conscious

wakening |ˈweɪkənɪŋ| — the act of waking

wakey |ˈweɪkɪ| — (military, slang) The day on which one wakes up and travels home.

waking |ˈweɪkɪŋ| — the state of remaining awake

wale |ˈweɪl| — a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

walk |wɔːk| — the act of traveling by foot

walk about |ˈwɑːk əˈbaʊt| — walk with no particular goal

walk away |ˈwɑːk əˈweɪ| — go away from

walk in |ˈwɑːk ɪn| — enter by walking

walk off |ˈwɑːk ˈɒf| — take without permission

walk out |ˈwɑːk ˈaʊt| — stop work in order to press demands

walk over |ˈwɑːk ˈəʊvər| — beat easily

walk-on |ˈwɒˈkɑːn| — plays a small part in a dramatic production

walk-out |ˈwɒˌkɑːwt| — (intransitive) to stage a walkout or strike

walk-over |ˈwɔːrkəʊvər| — A horserace in which only a single horse competes

walk-up |ˈwɒˌkəp| — an apartment in a building without an elevator

walkaway |ˈwɔːkəweɪ| — an easy victory

walker |ˈwɔːkər| — New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952)

walkie-talkie |ˌwɔːkɪ ˈtɔːkɪ| — small portable radio link (receiver and transmitter)

walking |ˈwɔːkɪŋ| — the act of traveling by foot

walking-papers |ˈwɔːkɪŋˌpeɪpez| — (plural only) Being fired (cashiered).

walking-stick |ˈwɔːkɪŋstɪk| — A tool, such as a cane, used to ease pressure on the legs, and to aid stability, when walking.

walkout |ˈwɔːkaʊt| — a strike in which the workers walk out

walkover |ˈwɔːkəʊvər| — backbends combined with handstands

walkway |ˈwɔːkweɪ| — a path set aside for walking

wall |wɔːl| — an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure

wall up |ˈwɒl ʌp| — enclose with a wall

wall-eyed |ˌwɔːl ˈaɪd| — Alternative spelling of walleyed.

wallaby |ˈwɑːləbɪ| — any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored

wallah |ˈwɑːlə| — usually in combination: person in charge of or employed at a particular thing

wallaroo |ˌwɑːləˈruː| — Any of three closely related species of moderately large macropods, intermediate in size between the kangaroos and the wallabies.

walled |ˈwɒld| — Pertaining a wall.

wallet |ˈwɑːlɪt| — a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money

walleye |ˈwɒˌlaɪ| — strabismus in which one or both eyes are directed outward

wallflower |ˈwɔːlflaʊər| — any of numerous plants of the genus Erysimum having fragrant yellow or orange or brownish flowers

Walloon |wɑːˈluːn| — a member of the French-speaking people living in Belgium

wallop |ˈwɑːləp| — a forceful consequence; a strong effect

walloper |ˈwɑːləpər| — a very hard hitter

walloping |ˈwɑːləpɪŋ| — a sound defeat

wallow |ˈwɑːləʊ| — a puddle where animals go to wallow

wallpaper |ˈwɔːlpeɪpər| — a decorative paper for the walls of rooms

wally |ˈwɔːlɪ| — a silly and inept person; someone who is regarded as stupid

walnut |ˈwɔːlnʌt| — nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell

Walpurgis-night |vælˈpʊəɡɪsˈnaɪt| — Walpurgisnacht ("Walpurga's night"), a feast of witchcraft in German folklore; any orgiastic or bacchanalian party.

walrus |ˈwɔːlrəs| — either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber

waltz |wɔːls| — an assured victory (especially in an election)

wamble |ˈwɑːmbəl| — move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion

wampum |ˈwɑːmpəm| — informal terms for money

wamus  — A warm knitted jacket from the south-west of the USA.

wan |wɑːn| — a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network

wand |wɑːnd| — a rod used by a magician or water diviner

wander |ˈwɑːndər| — move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

wanderer |ˈwɑːndərər| — someone who leads a wandering unsettled life

wandering |ˈwɑːndərɪŋ| — travelling about without any clear destination

wanderings |ˈwɑːndərɪŋz| — plural form of wandering

wanderlust |ˈwɑːndərlʌst| — very strong or irresistible impulse to travel

wane |weɪn| — a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

waney  — A sharp or uneven edge on a board that is cut from a log not perfectly squared, or that is made in the process of squaring.

wangle |ˈwæŋɡl| — an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery

waning |ˈweɪnɪŋ| — a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent

wank |wæŋk| — slang for masturbation

wanker |ˈwæŋkər| — terms of abuse for a masturbator

wanks |wæŋks| — plural form of wank

wanly |ˈwɒnlɪ| — in a weak or pale or languid manner

wanness |ˈwɒn nəs| — unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

want |wɑːnt| — a state of extreme poverty

want-ad |ˈwɒnt æd| — An advertisement seeking applicants for a job.

wanted |ˈwɑntɪd| — characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

wanting |ˈwɑːntɪŋ| — nonexistent

wanton |ˈwɑːntən| — lewd or lascivious woman

wantonly |ˈwɑːntənlɪ| — in a wanton manner

wany  — Waning or diminished in some parts; not of uniform size throughout; said especially of sawed boards or timber cut too near the outside of the log.

wapiti |ˈwɑːpɪtɪ| — large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male

war |wɔːr| — the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

war-cry |ˈwɔːr kraɪ| — An exclamation intended to rally soldiers in battle.

war-dog |ˈwɔːdɒɡ| — A dog that was deployed in a war.

war-game |ˈwɔːɡeɪm| — (military) A simulation, by whatever means, of a military operation involving two or more opposing forces using rules, data, and procedures designed to depict an actual or assumed real-life situation.

war-paint |ˈwɔːrpeɪnt| — Pigments ritually applied to the face and/or body (originally and still especially of a Native American warrior) prior to going into a battle.

war-time |ˈwɔːrˌtaɪm| — Alternative spelling of wartime.

war-whoop |ˈwɔːhuːp| — in war a yell to fight

war-worn |ˈwɔːwɔːn| — laid waste by war

warble |ˈwɔːrbl| — a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly

warbler |ˈwɔːrblər| — a singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song

warcraft  — The art or skill of conducting a war

ward |wɔːrd| — a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another

warden |ˈwɔːrdn| — the chief official in charge of a prison

warder |ˈwɔːrdər| — a person who works in a prison and is in charge of prisoners

wardress |ˈwɔːrdrɪs| — a woman warder

wardrobe |ˈwɔːrdrəʊb| — a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

wardroom |ˈwɔːrdruːm| — military quarters for dining and recreation for officers of a warship (except the captain)

wardship |ˈwɔːrdʃɪp| — (chiefly law) The state of being a ward of someone

ware |wer| — articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'

warehouse |ˈwerhaʊs| — a storehouse for goods and merchandise

warehouseman |ˈwerhaʊsmən| — a workman who manages or works in a warehouse

wares |weərz| — plural form of ware

warfare |ˈwɔːrfer| — the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

warhead |ˈwɔːrhed| — the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents

warhorse |ˈwɔːrhɔːrs| — a work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition

warily |ˈwerəlɪ| — in a wary manner

wariness |ˈwerɪnəs| — the trait of being cautious and watchful

warlike |ˈwɔːrlaɪk| — disposed to warfare or hard-line policies

warlock |ˈwɔːrlɑːk| — a male witch or demon

warlord |ˈwɔːrlɔːrd| — supreme military leader exercising civil power in a region especially one accountable to nobody when the central government is weak

warm |wɔːrm| — get warm or warmer

warm up |ˈwɔːrm ʌp| — performing mild exercises to prepare for some more strenuous activity

warm-blooded |wɔːrm ˈblʌdɪd| — having warm blood (in animals whose body temperature is internally regulated)

warm-hearted |ˈwɔːrmˌhɑrtɪd| — amicable and friendly

warm-up |ˈwɔːrˌməp| — exercising in preparation for strenuous activity

warmed-over |ˈwɔːmdˌəʊvə| — (of cooked food) reheated

warmer |ˈwɔːrmər| — device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room

warming |ˈwɔːrmɪŋ| — the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature

warming-pan |ˈwɔːrmɪŋ pæn| — A covered metal pan attached to a long handle, holding live coals and used to warm a bed.

warming-up |ˈwɔːmɪŋˈʌp| — a regime of gentle exercise undertaken before some strenuous exercise or sport

warmish |ˈwɔːrmɪʃ| — somewhat warm

warmly |ˈwɔːrmlɪ| — in a hearty manner

warmonger |ˈwɔːrmʌŋɡər| — a person who advocates war or warlike policies

warmth |wɔːrmθ| — the sensation caused by heat energy

warn |wɔːrn| — notify of danger, potential harm, or risk

warning |ˈwɔːrnɪŋ| — a message informing of danger

warp |wɔːrp| — a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting

warped |ˈwɔːrpt| — used especially of timbers or boards; bent out of shape usually by moisture

warper |ˈwɔːrpər| — One who, or that which, warps or twists out of shape.

warping |ˈwɔːrpɪŋ| — a moral or mental distortion

warplane |ˈwɔːrpleɪn| — an aircraft designed and used for combat

warrant |ˈwɔːrənt| — a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts

warrant-officer |ˈwɒrəntˌɒfɪsə| — A member of a military organization having a rank between that of a commissioned and non-commissioned officer

warrantable |ˈwɔːrəntəbəl| — Justifiable, just, proper.

warrantee |ˌwɒrənˈtiː| — a recipient of a warrant issued by a court in the United States

warranter |ˈwɔːrəntər| — one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another

warrantor |ˈwɒrəntɔːr| — one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another

warranty |ˈwɔːrəntɪ| — a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

warren |ˈwɔːrən| — United States writer and poet (1905-1989)

warring |ˈwɔːrɪŋ| — engaged in war

warrior |ˈwɔːrɪər| — someone engaged in or experienced in warfare

warship |ˈwɔːrʃɪp| — a government ship that is available for waging war

wart |wɔːrt| — any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)

wartime |ˈwɔːrtaɪm| — a period of time during which there is armed conflict

warty |ˈwɔːrtɪ| — (of skin) covered with warts or projections that resemble warts

warworn |ˈwɔːwɔːn| — Worn from military service.

wary |ˈwerɪ| — openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

was |wʌz| — First-person singular simple past tense indicative of be.

wash |wɑːʃ| — a thin coat of water-base paint

wash away |ˈwɑːʃ əˈweɪ| — eliminate

wash down |ˈwɑːʃ ˈdaʊn| — eat food accompanied by lots of liquid; also use metaphorically

wash off |ˈwɑːʃ ˈɒf| — remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

wash out |ˈwɑːʃ ˈaʊt| — prevent or interrupt due to rain

wash up |ˈwɑːʃ ʌp| — wash one's face and hands

wash-and-wear |ˈwɒʃənˈweə| — a fabric treated to be easily washable and to require no ironing

wash-leather |ˈwɒʃ leðər| — (uncountable) Leather that has been treated so as to be very absorbent. Usually made of sheepskin treated with oil, and used for dusting or as an absorbent lining in pockets, gloves, etc.

wash-out |aʊt| — To remove something by washing.

wash-room |ˈwɒʃrʊm| — An unfurnished room within a building used for hand washing, bathing, laundry, dish washing, etc.

wash-tub |ˈwɒʃtʌb| — a tub used for washing clothes

wash-up |ˌʌp| — (UK, intransitive) To clean the utensils, dishes etc. used in preparing and eating a meal.

washable |ˈwɑːʃəbl| — capable of being washed without injury

washateria  — Alternative spelling of washeteria.

washbasin |ˈwɑːʃbeɪsn| — a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face

washboard |ˈwɑːʃbɔːrd| — device consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on

washbowl |ˈwɒʃbəʊl| — a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face

washcloth |ˈwɑːʃklɔːθ| — bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body

washday |ˈwɑːʃdeɪ| — a day set aside for doing household laundry

washed-out |ˈaʊt| — drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted

washed-up |ˈʌp| — doomed to extinction

washer |ˈwɑːʃər| — someone who washes things for a living

washerman |ˈwɒʃəman| — operates industrial washing machine

washerwoman |ˈwɑːʃərwʊmən| — a working woman who takes in washing

washeteria |wɒʃəˈtɪərɪə| — A laundromat.

washhouse  — a building or outbuilding where laundry is done

washiness |ˈwɑːʃiːnɪs| — The state or quality of being washy.

washing |ˈwɑːʃɪŋ| — the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

washing-day |ˈwɒʃɪŋ deɪ| — formerly, a day of the week on which a household’s laundry would be washed and dried; traditionally a Monday in Britain

washing-machine |ˈwɒʃɪŋ məʃiːn| — A machine, usually automatic, which washes clothes etc.

washing-soda |ˈwɒʃɪŋˌsəʊdə| — sodium carbonate used as a laundry aid

washing-up |ˌwɒʃɪŋ ˈʌp| — the washing of dishes etc after a meal

washout |ˈwɑːʃaʊt| — the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water

washroom |ˈwɑːʃruːm| — a lavatory (particularly a lavatory in a public place)

washstand |ˈwɑːʃstænd| — furniture consisting of a table or stand to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing: `wash-hand stand' is a British term

washtub |ˈwɑːʃtʌb| — a tub in which clothes or linens can be washed

washup  — the act of washing yourself (or another person)

washwoman |ˈwɑːʃˌwʊmən| — a working woman who takes in washing

washy |ˈwɑːʃɪ| — overly diluted; thin and insipid

wasp |wɑːsp| — a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination

waspish |ˈwɑːspɪʃ| — very irritable

wassail |ˈwɑːseɪl| — a punch made of sweetened ale or wine heated with spices and roasted apples; especially at Christmas

wassailing |ˈwɒsəlɪŋ| — Present participle of wassail.

wast |wəst| — (archaic) second-person singular simple past form of be

wastage |ˈweɪstɪdʒ| — the process of wasting

waste |weɪst| — any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted

waste-pipe |ˈweɪst paɪp| — a pipe that carries off liquid waste; a drain or drainpipe

wastebasket |ˈweɪstbæskɪt| — a container with an open top; for discarded paper and other rubbish

wasted |ˈweɪstɪd| — serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

wasteful |ˈweɪstfl| — inefficient in use of time and effort and materials

wastefulness |ˈweɪstfəlnəs| — the trait of wasting resources

wasteland |ˈweɪstlænd| — an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

wastepaper |ˈweɪstˌpepər| — unwanted paper that has been discarded rather than recycled

waster |ˈweɪstər| — someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently

wastewater |ˈweɪˌstwɒtər| — water mixed with waste matter

wasting |ˈweɪstɪŋ| — any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

wastrel |ˈweɪstrəl| — someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently

watch |wɑːtʃ| — a small portable timepiece

watch out |ˈwɑːtʃ ˈaʊt| — be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful

watch over |ˈwɑːtʃ ˈəʊvər| — follow with the eyes or the mind

watch-glass |ˈwɒtʃ ɡlæs| — (chemistry) An item of glass laboratory equipment consisting of a simple slightly concave circle of glass. It is a general utility item, used to hold small samples, to evaporate liquids, to cover a beaker, and so on.

watch-house |ˈwɒtʃhaʊs| — Alternative spelling of watchhouse.

watch-night |naɪt| — (Christianity) The night during which January 1 enters.

watch-pocket |ˈwɒtʃˌpɒkɪt| — A small pocket in the waistband of mens' trousers or in other garments for carrying a pocket watch.

watch-tower |ˈwɒtʃˌtaʊə| — Alternative spelling of watchtower.

watchband  — a band of cloth or leather or metal links attached to a wristwatch and wrapped around the wrist

watchcase  — The casing that holds the mechanism of a watch

watchdog |ˈwɑːtʃdɔːɡ| — a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste

watcher |ˈwɑːtʃər| — a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)

watchful |ˈwɑːtʃfl| — experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness

watchfulness |ˈwɒtʃfəlnəs| — the process of paying close and continuous attention

watchhouse  — A small prison attached to a police station, usually used on a temporary basis.

watching |ˈwɑːtʃɪŋ| — the act of observing; taking a patient look

watchmaker |ˈwɑːtʃmeɪkər| — someone who makes or repairs watches

watchman |ˈwɑːtʃmən| — a guard who keeps watch

watchtower |ˈwɑːtʃtaʊər| — an observation tower for a lookout to watch over prisoners or watch for fires or enemies

watchword |ˈwɑːtʃwɜːrd| — a slogan used to rally support for a cause

water |ˈwɔːtər| — binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent

water-bailiff |ˈwɔːtəˈbeɪlɪf| — A person who polices bodies of water, such as rivers, lake or coastal waters. The position is a law enforcement officer.

water-bed |ˈwɔːtəbed| — Alternative spelling of waterbed.

water-borne |bɔːrn| — Alternative spelling of waterborne.

water-bottle |ˈwɔːrtə bɒtəl| — A bottle used for carrying water.

water-butt |ˈwɔːrtə bʌt| — An open-ended barrel used to contain rainwater; a rain barrel

water-can |ˈwɔːtəkæn| — Used other than as an idiom: see water,‎ can.

water-carriage |ˈwɔːtəˌkærɪdʒ| — Transportation or conveyance by water; means of transporting by water.

water-carrier |ˈwɔːtəˌkærɪə| — Alternative form of water carrier.

water-closet |ˈwɔːrtə klɒzɪt| — (chiefly UK) a flush toilet, or the room, in a public place, containing one

water-colour |ˈwɔːtəˌkʌlə| — water-soluble pigment

water-cooled |ˈwɔːtəkuːld| — kept cool or designed to be kept cool by means of water especially circulating water

water-cure |ˈwɔːtəkjʊə| — (dated) Treatment of pain and illness using water, particularly bathing

water-dog |ˈwɔːtədɒɡ| — A retriever type of gun dog bred to flush and retrieve game from water.

water-gas |ɡæs| — A mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide produced by passing steam over hot coke; used as a domestic fuel

water-gate |ˈwɔːtəɡeɪt| — A gate, or valve, by which a flow of water is permitted, prevented, or regulated.

water-gauge |ˈwɔːtəɡeɪdʒ| — A glass column which displays water levels.

water-glass |ˈwɔːrtə ɡlæs| — (inorganic chemistry) A common name for some water-soluble silicate compounds, especially when occurring in dissolved, jelly-like form.

water-hammer |ˈwɔːtəˌhæmə| — A surge of pressure in a pipe carrying a fluid; especially the banging sound in a steam or hot water pipe caused by bubbles of air, or by an abrupt alteration of the flow.

water-hen |ˈwɔːtəhen| — (UK) the moorhen.

water-ice |ˈwɔːrtər aɪs| — (uncountable) Ordinary frozen water, especially when a distinction needs to be made from other frozen substances

water-level |ˈwɔːrtə levəl| — The level of a body of water, especially when measured above a datum line

water-lily |ˈwɔːrtə lɪlɪ| — (botany) Any of various members of the Nymphaeaceae family that are tuberous plants, rooted in soil with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface.

water-line |ˈwɔːrtə laɪn| — (shipbuilding) the outline of a horizontal section of a vessel, as when floating in the water.

water-main |ˈwɔːrtə meɪn| — the principal underground pipe for conveying water to residential and business properties

water-meadow |ˈwɔːtəˌmedəʊ| — An area of grassland, besides a river, that is subject to periodic flooding

water-melon |ˈwɔːtəˌmelən| — Alternative spelling of watermelon.

water-meter |ˈwɔːtəˌmiːtə| — a device used to measure the volume of water usage

water-pipe |ˈwɔːtəpaɪp| — A pipe that is a conduit for water; an essential element of plumbing.

water-power |ˈwɔːrtə paʊər| — Any source of energy derived from running or falling water; originally obtained from a waterwheel immersed in a stream; modern hydroelectric power is obtained from turbines fed from reservoirs

water-rat |ˈwɔːrtə ræt| — (US) Any of various rodents from Florida and southern Georgia, especially Neofiber alleni; the muskrat.

water-rate |ˈwɔːrtə reɪt| — rate per quarter for water from a public supply

water-repellent |ˈwɔːtərrɪˌpelənt| — hindering the penetration of water

water-skis |ˈwɔːtəskiːz| — third-person singular simple present indicative form of water ski

water-softener |ˈwɔːrtə sɒfnər| — A device which reduces the calcium and magnesium concentration of hard water by passing it through an ion exchange resin.

water-soluble |ˈsɑːljəbəl| — soluble in water

water-table |ˈwɔːtəˌteɪbl| — (geology) The level, underground, below which the ground is saturated with water

water-tap |ˈwɔːtətæp| — A spout connected to a socket to provide water from the main water supply.

water-tower |ˈwɔːrtə taʊər| — A large tank of water, in an elevated position, acting as a local reservoir; water is pumped into the tank and fed by gravity to the consumers.

water-vole |ˈwɔːrtə vəʊl| — Any of three Old World vole species: the European water vole, Arvicola amphibius (formerly Arvicola terrestris, the montane water vole (Arvicola scherman), or the southwestern water vole, Arvicola sapidus.

water-wheel |ˈwɔːrtə wiːl| — A wheel, propelled by running or falling water, used to power machinery.

water-wings |ˈwɔːrtə wɪŋz| — plural form of water wing

waterage |ˈwɔːtərɪdʒ| — A fee for transporting goods by water.

waterbed |ˈwɔːtərbed| — A bed with a tough plastic mattress filled with water.

waterborne |ˈwɔːtərbɔːrn| — transported by water

waterboy  — Alternative spelling of water boy.

watercolor |ˈwɒtərˌkələr| — a painting produced with watercolors

watercolorist  — a painter who paints with watercolors

watercolour |ˈwɔːtərkʌlər| — water-soluble pigment

watercolourist |ˈwɔːrtəkʌlərɪst| — a painter who paints with watercolors

watercourse |ˈwɔːtərkɔːrs| — natural or artificial channel through which water flows

watercraft |ˈwɔːtəkrɑːft| — skill in the management of boats

watercress |ˈwɔːtərkres| — any of several water-loving cresses

waterdrop  — A single drop of water.

watered |ˈwɒtərd| — (of silk fabric) having a wavelike pattern

waterfall |ˈwɔːtərfɔːl| — a steep descent of the water of a river

waterfowl |ˈwɔːtərfaʊl| — freshwater aquatic bird

waterfront |ˈwɔːtərfrʌnt| — the area of a city (such as a harbor or dockyard) alongside a body of water

watergate |ˈwɑːtərˌɡet| — a political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice; led to the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974

wateriness  — the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water

watering |ˈwɒtərɪŋ| — shedding tears

watering-can |ˈwɔːrtərɪŋ kæn| — A utensil for watering plants, consisting of a container with a handle and long spout, the spout sometimes being fitted with a perforated nozzle.

watering-pot |pɑːt| — Synonym of watering can.

waterless |ˈwɔːrtəlɪs| — lacking sufficient water or rainfall

waterline |ˈwɔːtərlaɪn| — a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship

waterlog |ˈwɒtərˌlɑːɡ| — to make a boat heavy and in danger of sinking by flooding with water

waterlogged |ˈwɔːtərlɔːɡd| — (of soil) soft and watery

waterman |ˈwɒtərmən| — someone who drives or rides in a boat

watermanship |ˈwɔːtərmənˌʃɪp| — Skill in swimming and propelling oneself through the water.

watermark |ˈwɔːtərmɑːrk| — a line marking the level reached by a body of water

watermelon |ˈwɔːtərmelən| — an African melon

watermill |ˈwɔːtərmɪl| — A mill (for whatever purpose) powered by water

waterproof |ˈwɔːtərpruːf| — any fabric impervious to water

waters |ˈwɒtərz| — United States actress and singer (1896-1977)

waterscape |ˈwɔːtərˌskeɪp| — a painting of the sea (as distinguished from a landscape)

watershed |ˈwɔːtərʃed| — a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

waterside |ˈwɔːtersaɪd| — land bordering a body of water

waterskin  — a container of skin for holding water

waterspout |ˈwɔːtərspaʊt| — a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist

watertight |ˈwɔːtərtaɪt| — not allowing water to pass in or out

watertightness  — (rare) The condition of being watertight

waterway |ˈwɔːtərweɪ| — a navigable body of water

waterwheel |ˈwɔːtərwiːl| — a wheel with buckets attached to its rim; raises water from a stream or pond

waterworks |ˈwɔːtərwɜːrks| — a public utility that provides water

watery |ˈwɑːtərɪ| — filled with water

watt |wɑːt| — a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm

wattle |ˈwɑːtl| — a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards

wattled |ˈwɒtld| — having a wattle

wattmeter |ˈwɑːtˌmiːtər| — an instrument for measuring in watts the flow of power in an electrical circuit

waul |wɔːl| — make high-pitched, whiney noises

wave |weɪv| — one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

wave off |ˈweɪv ˈɒf| — dismiss as insignificant

waved |ˈweɪvd| — simple past tense and past participle of wave

waveform |ˈweɪvfɔːrm| — the shape of a wave illustrated graphically by plotting the values of the period quantity against time

wavefront |ˈweɪvfrʌnt| — (physics) an imaginary surface joining all points in space that are reached at the same instant by a wave propagating through a medium

waveguide |ˈweɪvɡaɪd| — a hollow metal conductor that provides a path to guide microwaves; used in radar

wavelength |ˈweɪvleŋθ| — the distance (measured in the direction of propagation) between two points in the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave

wavelet |ˈweɪvlət| — a small wave on the surface of a liquid

waver |ˈweɪvər| — someone who communicates by waving

waverer |ˈweɪvərər| — one who hesitates (usually out of fear)

wavering |ˈweɪvərɪŋ| — indecision in speech or action

waves |ˈweɪvz| — plural form of wave

wavy |ˈweɪvɪ| — (of hair) having waves

wax |wæks| — any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water

wax-end |ˈwæksend| — Alternative spelling of wax end.

wax-paper |ˈwæks peɪpər| — A semi-translucent, moisture-proof paper made with a waxy coating, used primarily for cooking and packaging.

waxed |ˈwækst| — treated with wax

waxen |ˈwæksn| — having the paleness of wax

waxwork |ˈwækswɜːrk| — twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds

waxworks |ˈwækswɜːks| — An exhibition of waxwork figures; a wax museum.

waxy |ˈwæksɪ| — capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking

way |weɪ| — how something is done or how it happens

way-bill |ˈweɪbɪl| — Alternative spelling of waybill.

way-out |ˌweɪ ˈaʊt| — (informal) strikingly unconventional

way-station |ˈweɪˈsteɪʃən| — A small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal.

waybill |ˈweɪbɪl| — a receipt given by the carrier to the shipper acknowledging receipt of the goods being shipped and specifying the terms of delivery

wayfarer |ˈweɪferər| — a pedestrian who walks from place to place

wayfaring |ˈweɪˌferɪŋ| — traveling (especially on foot)

waylay |weɪˈleɪ| — wait in hiding to attack

wayleave  — Right of way.

waymark |ˈweɪmɑːrk| — A sign or symbol marked in a prominent position in an off-road location to show the track of a footpath or route; fingerpost; guidepost; milestone.

wayside |ˈweɪsaɪd| — edge of a way or road or path

wayward |ˈweɪwərd| — resistant to guidance or discipline

waywardness |ˈweɪwəd| — the quality of being wayward

wayworn  — Weary from travelling.

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