Definitions for backwaterˈbækˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
back•wa•terˈbækˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər(n.)
water held back, as by a dam, flood, or tide.
a place of stagnant backwardness.
Origin of backwater:
a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam
"the bayous and backwaters are breeding grounds for mosquitos"
a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring
"the country is an economic backwater"
The water held back by a dam or other obstruction
A remote place; somewhere that remains unaffected by new events, progresses, ideas, etc.
A rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back water
To row or paddle a backwater stroke.
To vacillate on a long-held position.
water turned back in its course by an obstruction, an opposing current , or the flow of the tide, as in a sewer or river channel, or across a river bar
an accumulation of water overflowing the low lands, caused by an obstruction
water thrown back by the turning of a waterwheel, or by the paddle wheels of a steamer
"Backwater" is a song recorded by the Meat Puppets. It was released as the first single from the group's album Too High to Die. The single was released in three versions: one promo CDS and two singles. It is the Meat Puppets most successful single. The highest position in the US was #47 in Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Billboard Album Rock Charts. The 3 track single features a cover of the Feederz.
Translations for backwater
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a stretch of river not in the main stream.
- مِياهٌ تُدْفَعُ إلى الوراءِ بِفِعْلِ سَّدد أو فَيَضانArabic
- застояла водаBulgarian
- riachoPortuguese (BR)
- stojatá vodaCzech
- der SeitenarmGerman
- στάσιμα νεράGreek
- brazo de río estancadoSpanish
- آب راکدFarsi
- bras de décharge, bras mortFrench
- פֶלֶג מָיםHebrew
- अप्रवाही जलHindi
- povlačenje vode od obaleCroatian
- air yang dibendungIndonesian
- straumlaus vík í fljótsbakkaIcelandic
- acqua stagnante, riflussoItalian
- air buriMalay
- martwa odnogaPolish
- آب راکدPersian
- گندلی اوبهPashto
- braţ; răstoacăRomanian
- stojatá vodaSlovak
- mrtev rokavSlovenian
- ustajala voda na reciSerbian
- bakvatten, bakströmSwedish
- durgun suTurkish
- 河川某段水流受阻所形成的回水Chinese (Trad.)
- بند پانی ، بند کھاڑیUrdu
- chỗ đọng nướcVietnamese
- 回流Chinese (Simp.)
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