1. aquaplane Verb. (automotive) For a car or similar vehicle to slide along the road on a thin film of water between the road and the tyres. This occurs when a car has some speed and comes to somewhere with more water on the road than the weight of the car and the grooves in the tyre tread pattern (if any) can push away. The result is almost no traction at all for steering or braking.
1. Noun. (uncountable) A chemical, found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid, having the formula H₂O, required by all forms of life on Earth. From a linguistic point of view it can be argued that H₂O exists in three states; water is one of them and is by definition liquid. Frozen water is called ice (though there are other frozen compounds known as ice they are given specific descriptions; e.g. dry ice refers to frozen carbon dioxide.) Ice alone refers to frozen wate
2. Noun. (uncountable|in particular) The liquid form of this chemical; liquid H₂O.
3. Noun. (sometimes|countable) Mineral water.
4. Noun. (countable|often|in the plural) spa|Spa water.
5. Noun. (alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
6. Noun. (religion, philosophy) One of the five basic elements (see w:Classical_element|Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
7. Noun. (often|in the plural) Any body of water, or a specific part of it.
8. Noun. urine|Urine. (defdate|from 15th c.)
9. Noun. amniotic fluid|Amniotic fluid; used in the plural in the UK and in singular in North America.
10. Noun. (figuratively|in the plural|or|in the singular) A state of affairs; conditions; usually with an adjective indicating an adverse condition.
11. Noun. (countable) A serving of water.
12. Noun. (colloquial|figuratively) A person's intuition.
13. Noun. (colloquial|medicine) Fluids in the body, especially when causing swelling.
14. Noun. (uncountable|dated|finance) Excess valuation of securities.
15. Verb. (transitive) To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
16. Verb. (transitive) To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate.
17. Verb. (transitive) To provide (animals) with water for drinking.
18. Verb. (transitive|colloquial) To urinate.
19. Verb. (transitive) To dilute.
20. Verb. (transitive|dated|finance) To overvalue (securities), especially through deceptive accounting.
21. Verb. (intransitive) To fill with or secrete water.
22. Verb. (transitive) To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines.
1. Noun. A way used for travelling between places, usually surfaced with asphalt or concrete. Modern roads, both rural and urban, are designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions. (defdate|from 16th c.)
2. Noun. (figuratively) A path chosen in life or career. (defdate|from 17th c.)
3. Noun. (nautical|often|in the plural) a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor. (defdate|from 14th c.)
4. Noun. An underground tunnel in a mine. (defdate|from 18th c.)
5. Noun. (qualifier|US) A railway; (qualifier|British) a single railway track. (defdate|from 19th c.)
1. Proper noun. An ancient sea port and city state of Phoenecia, in present-day Lebanon.
1. Noun. (Australia|Ireland|New Zealand|UK) The ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid.
2. Noun. (India) curdled milk
3. Noun. (obsolete) attire
1. Noun. the act of pulling something along a surface using motive power
2. Noun. the condition of being so pulled
3. Noun. grip|Grip
4. Noun. the pulling power of an engine or animal
5. Noun. the adhesive friction of a wheel etc on a surface
6. Noun. (medicine) a mechanically applied sustained pull, especially to a limb
7. Noun. (business) the extent of adoption of a new product or service, typically measured in number of customers or level of revenue achieved
8. Noun. (politics) popular support