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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.