What does watery mean?

Definitions for watery
ˈwɔ tə ri, ˈwɒt ə-wa·te·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word watery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wateryadjective

    filled with water

    "watery soil"

  2. reeking, wateryadjective

    wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears

    "wiped his reeking neck"

  3. wateryadjective

    relating to or resembling or consisting of water

    "a watery substance"; "a watery color"

  4. watery, washy, weakadjective

    overly diluted; thin and insipid

    "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea"


  1. wateryadjective

    wet, soggy or soaked with water

  2. wateryadjective

    diluted or having too much water

  3. wateryadjective

    thin and pale therefore suggestive of water

  4. wateryadjective

    weak and insipid

  5. wateryadjective

    discharging water or similar substance as a result of disease etc.

  6. wateryadjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wateryadjective

    Etymology: from water.

    Quicksilver, which is a most crude and watery body, heated, and pent in, hath the like force with gunpowder. Francis Bacon.

    The bile, by its saponaceous quality, mixeth the oily and watery parts of the aliment together. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    We’ll use this unwholesome humidity, this gross, watery pumpion. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    No heterogeneous mixture use, as some
    With watry turneps have debas’d their wines. Philips.

    When the big lip, and wat’ry eye
    Tell me, the rising storm is nigh:
    ’Tis then thou art yon angry main,
    Deform’d by winds, and dash’d by rain. Matthew Prior.

    On the brims her fire, the wat’ry god,
    Roll’d from a silver urn his crystal flood. Dryden.

    The wat’ry kingdom is no bar
    To stop the foreign spirits; but they come,
    As o’er a brook, to see fair Portia. William Shakespeare.

    Those few escap’d
    Famine, and anguish, will at last consume,
    Wand’ring that wat’ry desart. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi.

    Betwixt us and you wide oceans flow,
    And wat’ry desarts. John Dryden, Indian Emperor.

    Together to the wat’ry camp they haste. Dryden.

    Perhaps you’ll say,
    That the attracted wat’ry vapours rise
    From lakes and seas, and fill the lower skies. Richard Blackmore.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wateryadjective

    of or pertaining to water; consisting of water

  2. Wateryadjective

    abounding with water; wet; hence, tearful

  3. Wateryadjective

    resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid; as, watery humors

  4. Wateryadjective

    hence, abounding in thin, tasteless, or insipid fluid; tasteless; insipid; vapid; spiritless

  5. Etymology: [AS. waeterig.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of watery in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of watery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of watery in a Sentence

  1. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard:

    Officers spoke to Mr. Shepard, and they smelled alcohol and had bloodshot watery eyes.

  2. Allen Ginsberg:

    No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake's illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet's oceanic horizon. No harm.

  3. Luther Beegle:

    We’re getting really cool spectra of materials formed in aqueous [watery] environments – for example sulfate and carbonate, once we get over closer to the delta, where there should be really good preservation potential for signs of life, we’ve got a really good chance of seeing something if it’s there.

  4. Jon Cooper:

    I hope they didn’t have the camera on me because my eyes were a little watery, it showed what a fan favorite he was. He deserved it.

  5. Rob Holden:

    We are testing as we go, but nonetheless we are treating acute watery diarrhea, it's the same as treating cholera. That's just the diagnosis.

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