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waterway (body of water)

Definition:

a navigable body of water

Class:

object noun (natural, not man-made, objects)

Plural:

waterways

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

water + way
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of waterway...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Waterway

any navigable body of water. Waterways can include rivers, lakes, seas, oceans, and canals. In order for a waterway to be navigable, it must meet several criteria: The waterway must be deep enough to allow the draft depth of the vessels using it ; The ... (45 of 342 words, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

waterway

a river, canal, or other navigable channel used as a means of travel or transport (15 of 388 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/waterway

Columbia Encyclopedia:

waterway

natural or artificial navigable inland body of water, or system of interconnected bodies of water, used for transportation, may include a lake, river, ... (23 of 202 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0851629​.html

Merriam-Webster:

waterway | aqueduct [synonym, sense-specific] | canal [synonym, sense-specific] | conduit [synonym, sense-specific] | course [synonym, sense-specific] | flume [synonym, sense-specific] | racecourse [synonym, sense-specific] | raceway [synonym, sense-specific] | watercourse [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a way or channel for water | a navigable body of water (11 of 82 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/waterway

Oxford Dictionary:

waterway

a river, canal, or other route for travel by water | a channel at the outer edge of a deck of a boat that allows water to run off. (28 of 64 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/waterway

Random House Dictionary:

waterway

a river, canal, or other body of water serving as a route or way of travel or transport. | [shipbuilding] (in a steel or iron vessel) a depressed ... (27 of 62 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/waterway

Macmillan British Dictionary:

waterway [countable, formal] | waterways [plural]

a river or canal that boats use for travelling from one place to another (14 of 46 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/waterway

Wiktionary:

waterway | waterways [plural]

A body of water, such as a river, channel or canal, that can be navigated by boats or ships. | A conduit or watercourse, such as on the deck of a ship, to drain water. (34 of 35 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/waterway

New World Dictionary:

waterway

a channel or runnel through or along which water runs | any body of water wide enough and deep enough for boats, ships, etc., as a stream, canal, or ... (28 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/waterway

American Heritage Dictionary:

waterway

A navigable body of water, such as a river, channel, or canal. | A channel at the edge of a ship's deck to drain away water. (25 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/waterway

Cambridge Dictionary:

waterway

a narrow area of water, such as a river or canal, which ships or boats can sail along (18 of 24 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/waterway

Britannica Encyclopedia:

water | H2[chemical formula]

a substance composed of the chemical elements hydrogen and oxygen and existing in gaseous, liquid, and solid states. It's one of the most plentiful ... (24 of 1059 words, 32 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/636754​/water

Encarta Dictionary:

waterway | waterways [plural]

a navigable channel used by boats or ships, e.g. a river or canal | a drain for water at the edge of the deck of a boat (26 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861711292​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

waterway

Origin: water + way

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/waterway

water | watered [past tense] | watering [present participle] | waters [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English water, from Old English wæter ("water"), from Proto-Germanic *watōr ("water"), from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ ("water").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/water

way | ways [plural] | wayed [past tense] | waying [present participle]

Origin: Middle English wei, wai, weighe, from Old English weġ, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Cognate with West Frisian wei, Low German Weg, Dutch weg, German... (26 of 36 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/way

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

waterway

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "waterway"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/waterway

Macmillan British Dictionary:

waterway [countable, formal] | waterways [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "waterway"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/waterway

Macmillan American Dictionary:

waterway [countable, formal] | waterways [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "waterway"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/waterway

Cambridge Dictionary:

waterway

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "waterway"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "waterway"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/waterway

the Free Dictionary:

waterway

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "waterway"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "waterway"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "waterway" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/waterway

Google Dictionary:

waterway | waterways [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "waterway"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

waterway

Audio: North American pronunciation of "waterway"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=waterw​01 word=waterway

YourDictionary Audio:

waterway

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "waterway" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/waterway

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