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Princeton's WordNet

  1. body of water, waternoun

    the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

    "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"

Wiktionary

  1. body of waternoun

    Any significant accumulation of water, usually covering the Earth or another planet, such as a river, lake or a bay.

Wikipedia

  1. body of water

    Body of water is an accumulation of water on the surface of a planet.

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  1. body of water

    A body of water refers to any significant accumulation of water, generally on a planet's surface. It includes various types of water bodies like oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, swamps, reservoirs, etc. It may be stagnant or flowing, fresh or saline, large or small, partially or completely surrounded by land. Bodies of water can be found in various forms and sizes and contribute to the earth's water cycle and ecosystems.

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  1. Body of water

    A body of water or waterbody is any significant accumulation of water, usually covering the Earth or another planet. The term body of water most often refers to large accumulations of water, such as oceans, seas, and lakes, but it includes smaller pools of water such as ponds, puddles or wetlands. Rivers, streams, canals, and other geographical features where water moves from one place to another are also considered bodies of water. Some bodies of water are man-made, such as reservoirs or harbors, but most are naturally occurring geographical features. Bodies of water that are navigable are known as waterways. Some bodies of water collect and move water, such as rivers and streams, and others primarily hold water, such as lakes and oceans. The term body of water can also refer to a reservoir of water held by a plant, technically known as a phytotelma.

Editors Contribution

  1. body of water

    A specific volume of water.

    The ocean is a body of water.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 21, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of body of water in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of body of water in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of body of water in a Sentence

  1. Jason Schratwieser:

    I think people want to believe stuff like that. I think that it's exciting to think that there are these strange things throughout the world, but again, for a confined body of water like that, I would be surprised if there was anything monster-ish in there.

  2. Yuichi Miyabara:

    We're not talking about a small body of water. It's not like we can artificially mix the entire lake.

  3. Mila Kunis:

    I mean, I shower, Ellen. The kids — there's a body of water they touch just about every day. Almost every other day, sometimes it's the pool, sometimes it's the sprinkler. It just depends. It's COVID. We didn't leave the house. Who cares ?!

  4. Diana Nyad:

    There isnothing greater than touching the shore after crossing some great body of water knowing that I've done it with my own two arms and legs.

  5. Leigh Henry:

    The threat is still the gillnet, but Leigh Henry’re now dealing with a whole new industry, instead of legal shrimp fishers, we’re now dealing with transnational organized crime and people working on the black market. In the last few years, the Mexican government has stepped up its efforts to curtail poaching in the Gulf of California – the body of water that separates the Baja Peninsula from the rest of Mexico – adding in June two small boats, a number of vehicles and 135 sailors to an enforcement force deployed in 2015 under the Upper Gulf of California Integrated Protection Program. The new support joined the 13 ships, five vehicles, a helicopter-carrying ship and a plane already deployed to combat illegal fishing in the region. The U.S., which is seen as the main transshipment country for the totoaba’s bladders, has also joined in the fight against traffickers. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,328 pounds of totoaba fish bladders that were in route to Hong Kong. While conservationists agree that the main battle to save the totoaba and vaquita is in Mexican water, they acknowledge that the demand for the bladders in China is the reason for the illegal trade and argued that officials in Beijing and Hong Kong need to crack down on the underground fish trade. ' WORLD'S SADDEST POLAR BEAR' MOVED AFTER OUTPOURING OF OUTRAGE TOWARDS CHINESE MALL The problem, experts argue, is that wildlife trafficking is so pervasive in the world’s most populous nation that authorities are stretched thin and forced to give priority to larger cases.


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