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Definitions for waterway
ˈwɔ tərˌweɪ, ˈwɒt ər-wa·ter·way

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. waterwaynoun

    a navigable body of water

  2. watercourse, waterwaynoun

    a conduit through which water flows


  1. waterwaynoun

    A body of water, such as a river, channel or canal, that can be navigated by boats or ships.

  2. waterwaynoun

    A conduit or watercourse, such as on the deck of a ship, to drain water.

  3. Etymology: water + way


  1. waterway

    A waterway is a natural or man-made navigable route or channel for the passage of water, often used for the transportation of goods and people. This includes rivers, lakes, canals, and other bodies of water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waterwaynoun

    heavy plank or timber extending fore and aft the whole length of a vessel's deck at the line of junction with the sides, forming a channel to the scuppers, which are cut through it. In iron vessels the waterway is variously constructed


  1. Waterway

    A waterway is any navigable body of water. Waterways can include rivers, lakes, seas, oceans, and canals. In order for a waterway to be navigable, it must meet several criteria: ⁕The waterway must be deep enough to allow the draft depth of the vessels using it; ⁕The waterway must be wide enough to allow passage for the beam width of the vessels using it; ⁕The waterway must be free of barriers to navigation such as waterfalls and rapids, or have a way around them; ⁕The current of the waterway must be mild enough to allow vessels to make headway. Vessels using waterways vary from small animal-drawn barges to immense ocean tankers and ocean liners, such as cruise ships.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waterway in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waterway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of waterway in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Stornetta:

    We’ve conducted three waterway rescues and a helicopter rescue.

  2. Nick Korniloff:

    We've both always said that they're just as comfortable on a boat and the water as they are on land. we requested when he was out in the water, that he fish the river and Intracoastal (Waterway).

  3. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi:

    The launch of navigation in the new waterway ... surpasses the achievement of economic or political goals, as it highlights a humane goal that achieves dignity, justice and stability to the Egyptian people in a modern and democratic country.

  4. Mustapha Debboun:

    To apply any insecticide in a public waterway you have to be licensed. A certified pest management person.

  5. Martin County:

    Ultimately, the suspect led us to the overpass over the Okeechobee Waterway at 710 coming into Indiantown, our detectives, along with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and our marine control assets recovered Ms. Damron’s body.

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