running water

noun

Definition of running water

: water distributed through pipes and fixtures a cabin with hot and cold running water

Examples of running water in a Sentence

a cabin with hot and cold running water
Recent Examples on the Web Not having electricity or running water only adds to the experience. Star Tribune, 27 May 2021 Spend your afternoons luxuriating in the Cancun Ritz-Carlton’s unlimited air-conditioning, electricity, and running water. Will Mcphail, The New Yorker, 17 May 2021 In a territory crippled by an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, it was equipped with a generator that offered the rare comforts of electricity, air conditioning and running water. Josef Federman, USA TODAY, 16 May 2021 In a territory crippled by an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, it was equipped with a generator that offered the rare comforts of electricity, air conditioning and running water. Josef Federman, ajc, 15 May 2021 Victor, who’s now in his 80s, doesn’t have electricity or running water, but the custodians in his old apartment often sneak him in to bathe and to wash his clothes. New York Times, 6 May 2021 In the aftermath of brutal winter storms that pounded parts of the US, thousands of Jackson residents and businesses faced a similar reality: no running water. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 7 Mar. 2021 To portray a woman determined to stick it out on her own in the wild – no car, no running water, no electricity – Wright got schooled in shooting game, chopping wood and fishing. Andrea Mandell, Detroit Free Press, 12 Feb. 2021 Other details — running water, a smudged kingfisher — appear only to evanesce. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of running water

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of running water was in 1856

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22 Jul 2021

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“Running water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/running%20water. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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running water

noun

English Language Learners Definition of running water

: water that comes into a building through pipes

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