waterworks

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plural noun wa·ter·works \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌwərks , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterworks

1 :the system of reservoirs, channels, mains, and pumping and purifying equipment by which a water supply is obtained and distributed (as to a city)
2 :an ornamental fountain or cascade
3 :the shedding of tears :tears

First Known Use of waterworks

1621



WATERWORKS Defined for English Language Learners

waterworks

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Definition of waterworks for English Language Learners

  • : a system for supplying water to a city or town that includes pipes, pumps, etc.

  • : the parts of the body that produce urine : the urinary system


WATERWORKS Defined for Kids

waterworks

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noun plural wa·ter·works \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌwərks , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterworks for Students

:a system of dams, reservoirs, pumps, and pipes for supplying water (as to a city)

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