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Watery definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid; as watery humors.
The oily and watery parts of the aliment.
2. Tasteless; insipid; vapid; spiritless; as watery turneps.
3. Wet; abounding with water; as watery land; watery eyes.
4. Pertaining to water; as the watery god.
5. Consisting of water; as a watery desert.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: filled with water; "watery soil"
2: wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears; "wiped his reeking neck" [syn: reeking, watery]
3: relating to or resembling or consisting of water; "a watery substance"; "a watery color"
4: overly diluted; thin and insipid; "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea" [syn: watery, washy, weak]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. consisting of, filled with, or surrounded by water b. containing, sodden with, or yielding water or a thin liquid <a watery solution> <watery vesicles> 2. a. resembling water or watery matter especially in thin fluidity, soggy texture, paleness, or lack of savor <watery sunlight> <a watery soup> <watery diarrhea> b. exhibiting weakness and vapidity ; wishy-washy <a watery writing style> waterily adverb wateriness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 containing too much water. 2 too thin in consistency. 3 of or consisting of water. 4 (of the eyes) suffused or running with water. 5 (of conversation, style, etc.) vapid, uninteresting. 6 (of colour) pale. 7 (of the sun, moon, or sky) rainy-looking. Phrases and idioms: watery grave the bottom of the sea as a place where a person lies drowned. Derivatives: wateriness n. Etymology: OE wæterig (as WATER, -Y(1))

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Watery Wa"ter*y, a. [AS. w[ae]terig.] 1. Of or pertaining to water; consisting of water. ``The watery god.'' --Dryden. ``Fish within their watery residence.'' --Milton. 2. Abounding with water; wet; hence, tearful. 3. Resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid; as, watery humors. The oily and watery parts of the aliment. --Arbuthnot. 4. Hence, abounding in thin, tasteless, or insipid fluid; tasteless; insipid; vapid; spiritless.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Something that is watery is weak or pale. A watery light began to show through the branches... Martha managed to produce a dim, watery smile. ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. If you describe food or drink as watery, you dislike it because it contains too much water, or has no flavour. ...watery beer. ADJ: usu ADJ n [disapproval] 3. Something that is watery contains, resembles, or consists of water. Emma's eyes went red and watery. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Aqueous. 2. Thin, weak, diluted, waterish, like water. 3. Tasteless, insipid, vapid, spiritless. 4. Wet, moist. 5. Of water.

Moby Thesaurus

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