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wastepaper basket a British word for a small, open container for holding trash. Wastepaper basket has the same meaning as wastebasket.
watch to look closely or carefully. [8 definitions]
watchdog a dog that is trained to guard property.
watchful watching closely or carefully; alert.
watch it to be careful; to have caution.
watchman a person who keeps watch over or guards something.
watch one's p's and q's to be careful of what one does and says.
watch out to be careful.
water a clear liquid that has no taste or odor. Water takes the form of rain, rivers, oceans, and lakes and is a requirement for most forms of life. [6 definitions]
water buffalo a large buffalo with dark gray fur that lives mainly in the southern parts of Asia. Water buffalo have curved horns that can span six feet from one tip to the other. Water buffalo weigh up to one ton. They are very strong, and people often use them to pull heavy loads.
watercolor paint made of pigment mixed with water. [3 definitions]
watercress a plant related to mustard that grows in fresh water. [2 definitions]
water cycle the process by which water on the earth evaporates, then condenses in the atmosphere, and then returns to earth in the form of precipitation.
waterfall a stream of water that falls from a higher place; cascade.
water lily a plant that grows in a pond or lake. Water lilies have large, flat, floating leaves and pretty flowers in various colors. [2 definitions]
waterlogged flooded so as to be heavy and difficult to manage. [2 definitions]
watermelon a large, round fruit with a green rind and sweet pulp that is red or pink. Watermelons have many seeds. [2 definitions]
water moccasin a poisonous snake found in swamps or wet areas of the southern United States. The water moccasin is brown or olive in color and shows the white inside of its mouth when threatened.
waterproof not letting water through; not absorbent. [2 definitions]
watershed the area of land from which water drains into a river, river system, or lake. [2 definitions]
waterway a long body of water large enough for boats to travel on.