- 1of or like water; containing a lot of water a watery fluid His eyes were red and watery. (literary) She was rescued from a watery grave (= saved from drowning ).
- 2weak and/or pale a watery sun His eyes were a watery blue. a watery smile (= weak and without much feeling)
- 3(of food, drink, etc.) containing too much water; thin and having no taste The vegetables were watery and tasteless. watery soup