[ waw-terd, wot-erd ]
/ ˈwɔ tərd, ˈwɒt ərd /


having rivers or streams: an amply watered area.
receiving rain or other precipitation.
sprinkled, irrigated, etc., with water: a poorly watered garden.
having a wavy, lustrous pattern or marking: watered silk.
(of stock) issued in excess of a company's true worth.

Origin of watered

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at water, -ed2, -ed3


un·wa·tered, adjective well-wa·tered, adjective

Definition for watered (2 of 2)

Origin of water

before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English wæter; cognate with Dutch water, German Wasser; akin to Old Norse vain, Gothic wato, Hittite watar, Greek hýdōr; (v.) Middle English wateren, Old English wæterian, derivative of the noun


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British Dictionary definitions for watered

/ (ˈwɔːtə) /



See also water down

Derived forms of water

waterer, noun waterish, adjective waterless, adjective water-like, adjective

Word Origin for water

Old English wæter, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon watar, Old High German wazzar, Gothic watō, Old Slavonic voda; related to Greek hudor

Medical definitions for watered

[ wôtər ]


A clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid essential for most plant and animal life and the most widely used of all solvents. Freezing point 0°C (32°F); boiling point 100°C (212°F); specific gravity (4°C) 1.0000; weight per gallon (15°C) 8.338 pounds (3.782 kilograms).
Any of the liquids that are present in or passed out of the body, such as urine, perspiration, tears, or saliva.
The fluid that surrounds a fetus in the uterus; amniotic fluid.
An aqueous solution of a substance, especially a gas.

Scientific definitions for watered

[ wôtər ]

A colorless, odorless compound of hydrogen and oxygen. Water covers about three-quarters of the Earth's surface in solid form (ice) and liquid form, and is prevalent in the lower atmosphere in its gaseous form, water vapor. Water is an unusually good solvent for a large variety of substances, and is an essential component of all organisms, being necessary for most biological processes. Unlike most substances, water is less dense as ice than in liquid form; thus, ice floats on liquid water. Water freezes at 0°C (32°F) and boils at 100°C (212°F). Chemical formula: H2O.

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