HyperDic: watercourse

English > 3 senses of the word watercourse:
NOUNobjectwatercoursenatural or artificial channel through which water flows
objectwatercourse, streama natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
artifactwatercourse, waterwaya conduit through which water flows
English > watercourse: 3 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningNatural or artificial channel through which water flows.
BroaderchannelA deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger / larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
Spanishcurso del agua, curso
Catalancurs de l'aigua, curs
English > watercourse: 3 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth.
Synonymstream
Partsford, crossingA shallow area in a stream that can be forded
meanderA bend or curve, as in a stream or river
midstreamThe middle of a stream
NarrowerbranchA stream or river connected to a larger / larger one
brook, creekA natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
headstreamA stream that forms the source of a river
riverA large natural stream of water (larger / larger than a creek)
rivulet, rill, run, runnel, streamletA small stream
tidal river, tidewater river, tidal stream, tidewater streamA stream in which the effects of the tide extend far upstream
Broaderbody of water, waterThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
Spanisharroyo, corriente, curso de agua
Catalancorrent
English > watercourse: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA conduit through which water flows.
Synonymwaterway
Narrowercanallong and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
flumewatercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs
headraceA waterway that feeds water to a mill or water ... / water wheel or turbine
tailraceA watercourse that carries water away from a mill or water ... / water wheel or turbine
BroaderwayAny artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
Spanishcanal, vía fluvial

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