What does underwater mean?

Definitions for underwater
ˈʌn dərˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ərun·der·wa·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submerged, submersed, underwater(adj)

    beneath the surface of the water

    "submerged rocks"

  2. subaqueous, subaquatic, submerged, submersed, underwater(adj)

    growing or remaining under water

    "viewing subaqueous fauna from a glass-bottomed boat"; "submerged leaves"

Wiktionary

  1. underwater(Noun)

    underlying water or body of water, for example in an aquifer or the deep ocean

  2. underwater(Noun)

    A type of lure which lies beneath the water surface.

  3. underwater(Verb)

    to water or irrigate insufficiently

  4. underwater(Adjective)

    beneath the surface of the water, or of or pertaining to the region beneath the water surface

  5. underwater(Adjective)

    beneath the water line of a vessel

  6. underwater(Adjective)

    having negative equity; owing more on an asset than its market value

    We've been underwater on our mortgage ever since the housing crash.

Freebase

  1. Underwater

    Underwater is a term describing the realm below the surface of water where the water exists in a natural feature such as an ocean, sea, lake, pond, or river. Three quarters of the planet Earth is covered by water. A majority of the planet's solid surface is abyssal plain, at depths between 4,000 and 5,500 metres below the surface of the oceans. The solid surface location on the planet closest to the centre of the orb is the Challenger Deep, located in the Mariana Trench at a depth of 10,924 metres. Although a number of human activities are conducted underwater—such as research, scuba diving for work or recreation, or even underwater warfare with submarines, this very extensive environment on planet Earth is hostile to humans in many ways and therefore little explored. But it can be explored by sonar, or more directly via manned or autonomous submersibles. The ocean floors have been surveyed via sonar to at least a coarse resolution; particularly-strategic areas have been mapped in detail, in the name of detecting enemy submarines, or aiding friendly ones, though the resulting maps may still be classified. An immediate obstacle to human activity under water is the fact that human lungs cannot naturally function in this environment. Unlike the gills of fish, human lungs are adapted to the exchange of gases at atmospheric pressure, not liquids. Aside from simply having insufficient musculature to rapidly move water in and out of the lungs, a more significant problem for all air-breathing animals, such as mammals and birds, is that water contains so little dissolved oxygen compared with atmospheric air. Air is around 21% O2; water typically is less than 0.001% dissolved oxygen.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underwater in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underwater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of underwater in a Sentence

  1. Jodie Rummer:

    I witnessed a sight underwater that no marine biologist, and no person with a love and appreciation for the natural world for that matter, wants to see, the bleaching now is not just restricted to the hard corals. There’s also extensive bleaching in the soft corals, and it is also affecting anemones and giant clams.

  2. Levi Draheim:

    We live on a barrier island, if the sea rises, our( home) could just be underwater. And a couple of our reefs... they're just almost gone. I can't even go to the beach. It gives me nightmares.

  3. Chris Fedo:

    Finding inclined layers represents a major change, where the landscape isnt completely underwater anymore, we may have left the era of deep lakes behind.

  4. Alicia Keys ':

    A lot of times people don't feel like they're doing a good job. They feel underwater and like there's never going to be a brighter day, fast forward to now, with where we are now, and it's almost like the song was written for this and I didn't know it.

  5. Melbourne University geologist David Kennedy:

    This is the first time in the world we have seen underwater sea stacks. They don't last long due to erosion and according to all the textbooks they shouldn't be there.

Images & Illustrations of underwater

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