Water Wa"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Watered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Watering}.] [AS. w[ae]terian, gew[ae]terian.] [1913 Webster] 1. To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers. [1913 Webster]

With tears watering the ground. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Men whose lives gilded on like rivers that water the woodlands. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to drink; as, to water cattle and horses. [1913 Webster]

3. To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines; as, to water silk. Cf. {Water}, n., 6. [1913 Webster]

4. To add water to (anything), thereby extending the quantity or bulk while reducing the strength or quality; to extend; to dilute; to weaken. [1913 Webster]

{To water stock}, to increase the capital stock of a company by issuing new stock, thus diminishing the value of the individual shares. Cf. {Water}, n., 7. [Brokers' Cant] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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