3. A wheel for raising water; a noria, or the like.
(Wa"ter wil`low) (Bot.) An American aquatic plant (Dianthera Americana) with long willowlike
leaves, and spikes of small purplish flowers.
(Wa"ter wing`) (Arch.) One of two walls built on either side of the junction of a bridge with
the bank of a river, to protect the abutment of the bridge and the bank from the action of the current.
(Wa"ter witch`) (Zoöl.) (a) The dabchick. (b) The stormy petrel. [Prov. Eng.]
(Wa"ter-withe`) n. (Bot.) A vinelike plant (Vitis Caribæa) growing in parched districts in the
West Indies, and containing a great amount of sap which is sometimes used for quenching thirst.
1. (Paint.) Painting executed in size or distemper, on canvas or walls, formerly, frequently taking the
place of tapestry. Shak. Fairholt.
2. An hydraulic apparatus, or a system of works or fixtures, by which a supply of water is furnished for
useful or ornamental purposes, including dams, sluices, pumps, aqueducts, distributing pipes, fountains,
etc.; used chiefly in the plural.
(Wa"ter*worn`) a. Worn, smoothed, or polished by the action of water; as, waterworn stones.
(Wa"ter*wort`) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the natural order Elatineæ, consisting of two genera
mostly small annual herbs growing in the edges of ponds. Some have a peppery or acrid taste.
(Wa"ter*y) a. [AS. wæterig.]
1. Of or pertaining to water; consisting of water. "The watery god." Dryden. "Fish within their watery
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.
(Watt) n. [From the distinguished mechanician and scientist, James Watt.] (Physics) A unit of
power or activity equal to 107 C.G.S. units of power, or to work done at the rate of one joule a second.
An English horse power is approximately equal to 746 watts.
(Wat"tle) n. [AS. watel, watul, watol, hurdle, covering, wattle; cf. OE. watel a bag. Cf. Wallet.]
1. A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods.
And there he built with wattles from the marshTennyson.
A little lonely church in days of yore.
2. A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.
3. (Zoöl.) (a) A naked fleshy, and usually wrinkled and highly colored, process of the skin hanging from
the chin or throat of a bird or reptile. (b) Barbel of a fish.