a watery grave

Definition of a watery grave

literary

  1. :  death by drowning <She was rescued from a watery grave.>

Word by Word Definitions

wateryplay
  1. :  consisting of, filled with, or surrounded by water

    :  containing, sodden with, or yielding water or a thin liquid

    :  resembling water or watery matter especially in thin fluidity, soggy texture, paleness, or lack of savor

graveplay
  1. :  dig, excavate

    :  to carve or shape with a chisel :  sculpture

    :  to carve or cut (as letters or figures) into a hard surface :  engrave

  1. :  an excavation (see excavation 2) for burial of a body

    :  a burial place

    :  death

  1. :  to clean and pay with pitch

  1. :  authoritative, weighty

    :  meriting serious consideration :  important

    :  likely to produce great harm or danger

  1. :  a grave accent ` used to show that a vowel is pronounced with a fall of pitch (as in ancient Greek), that a vowel has a certain quality (as è in French), that a final e is stressed and close and that a final o is stressed and low (as in Italian), that a syllable has a degree of stress between maximum and minimum (as in phonetic transcription), or that the e of the English ending -ed is to be pronounced (as in “this cursèd day”)


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