Definitions for hydrantˈhaɪ drənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•drantˈhaɪ drənt(n.)

  1. an upright pipe with a spout or nozzle, usu. in the street, for drawing water from a water main, esp. for fighting fires.

  2. a water faucet.

Origin of hydrant:

1800–10, Amer.; hydr-1+ -ant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. water faucet, water tap, tap, hydrant(noun)

    a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask

  2. hydrant(noun)

    a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks


  1. hydrant(Noun)

    An outlet from a liquid/fluid main often consisting of an upright pipe with a valve attached from which fluid (e.g. water or fuel) can be tapped.

  2. Origin: An irregular formation: .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hydrant(noun)

    a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks; a water plug

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From Grk. _hudros_, water, and Eng. _ante_, to give up. Something that gives up water. (A good synonym for Dipsomaniac).

Translations for hydrant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a pipe connected to the main water supply especially in a street, to which a hose can be attached in order to draw water off eg to put out a fire.

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