- 1[transitive] water something to pour water on plants, etc. to water the plants/garden
- 2[intransitive] (of the eyes) to become full of tears The smoke made my eyes water.
- 3[intransitive] (of the mouth) to produce saliva The smells from the kitchen made our mouths water.
- 4[transitive] water something to give water to an animal to drink to water the horses (humorous) After a tour of the grounds, the guests were fed and watered.
- 5[transitive, usually passive] water something (technology) (of a river, etc.) to provide an area of land with water The valley is watered by a stream.
- 6[transitive] water something to add water to an alcoholic drink watered wine Phrasal Verbswater somethingdown
NAmE//ˈwɔt̮ər//, NAmE//ˈwɑt̮ər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they water
,he / she / it waters
,past simple watered
,-ing form watering