HyperDic: backwater

English > 2 senses of the word backwater:
NOUNobjectbackwatera body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam
locationbackwatera place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring
backwater > pronunciation
Soundsbae'kwao.ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > backwater: 2 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam.
Example"the bayous and backwaters are breeding grounds for mosquitos"
Broaderbody of water, waterThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
Spanishremanso
English > backwater: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring.
Example"the country is an economic backwater"
BroaderregionA large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
Spanishlugar apartado, remanso
Catalanrabeig

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