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watercourse definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: natural or artificial channel through which water flows
2: a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth [syn: stream, watercourse]
3: a conduit through which water flows [syn: watercourse, waterway]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1510 1. a natural or artificial channel through which water flows 2. a stream of water (as a river, brook, or underground stream)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a brook, stream, or artificial water-channel. 2 the bed along which this flows.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Watercourse Wa"ter*course`, n. (Shipbuilding) One of the holes in floor or other plates to permit water to flow through.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also water course(watercourses) A watercourse is a stream or river, or the channel that it flows along. (FORMAL) N-COUNT

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

wo'-ter-kors:

(1) 'aphiq (Eze 6:3; 31:12; 32:6; 34:13; 35:8; 36:4,6), the King James Version "river," elsewhere "stream," "channel," or "brook."

(2) pelegh (Pr 21:1). "The king's heart is in the hand of Yahweh as the watercourses," the King James Version "rivers," elsewhere "streams" or "rivers."

(3) yabhal, yibheley mayim, "watercourses" (English Versions of the Bible) (Isa 44:4); in Isa 30:25, English Versions of the Bible has "streams of water"; compare yubhal, "rivers" (Jer 17:8); yubhal, "Jubal" (Ge 4:21); 'ubhal, "the river Ulai" (Da 8:2,3,6).

(4) te`alah, "channel," the King James Version "watercourse" (Job 38:25); elsewhere "conduit," "the conduit of the upper pool" (2Ki 18:17; Isa 7:3; 36:2).

(5) tsinnor, "watercourse," the King James Version "gutter" (2Sa 5:8).

See BROOK; RIVER; STREAM; WATERFALL.

Alfred Ely Day

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