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|the deepest part of the ocean.
|relating to a large area of extremely flat ocean floor lying near a continent and generally over 4 km in depth.
|a stream that leaves a river and re-enters lower down > ANABRANCHES.
|lightless, esp as designating that part of the ocean not reached by sunlight.
|an underground reservoir of water which can be extracted for surface use.
|related to water; (noun) an organism living or growing in or near water > AQUATICS.
|of a type of well in which water rises in a borehole by hydrostatic pressure from a basin whose outcrop is at a higher level.
|the seaward return of water from a wave.
|a receding wave.
|any quiet or unfrequented stretch of water.
|in Newfoundland, ice that forms along a shore from waves and freezing spray.
|a shallow lagoon formed by a sandbar > BARACHOIS.
|relating to a basin.
|pertaining to the zone of the sea from 600 feet down to the abyssal zone.
|of, relating to, or living in the depths of the ocean, especially between about 600 and 3,000 meters (2,000 and 10,000 feet).
|the shoreline of a bay.
|the shore of a bay.
|a brook, a stream; (verb) to beckon > BECKS, BECKING, BECKED.
|relating to the deepest zone or region of the ocean.
|the flora and fauna of the ocean floor.
|1. a bend in a coastline; also the body of water along such a curve; (verb) to fasten with a loop of rope > BIGHTS, BIGHTING, BIGHTED.
|a dead-end channel; a stagnant backwater.
|a quiet tributary or backwater. [Algonquin].
|a small stream.
|phosphorence of the sea. N.B. no BRIME*.
|like brine > BRINIER, BRINIEST; (noun) the sea > BRINIES.
|a stream; (verb) to tolerate > BROOKS, BROOKING, BROOKED.
|a small brook.
|like a BROOK.
|(Scots) a stream, a brook.
|(Scots) a small brook.
|the side of a burn (stream).
|a waterfall; (verb) to fall like a waterfall > CASCADES, CASCADING, CASCADED.
|a strait or narrow sea; a navigable passage through a body of water; (verb) to make or direct through a channel > CHANNELS, CHANNELING or CHANNELLING, CHANNELED or CHANNELLED.
|the total quantity of water in the soil available to plants > CHRESARDS. Cf. HOLARD, ECHARD.
|a flowing together, esp. of rivers.
|a stream that flows into anotjer, usually of approximately equal size.
|in the manner of a confluent.
|having high tide at the same time.
|a shallow lake or swamp.
|a watercourse smaller than a river.
|the area at the side of a creek.
|containing, or abounding in, creeks > CREEKIER, CREEKIEST.
|the flooring of an oyster-bed.
|still water without any currents.
|a great wave, as every tenth wave was supposed to be.
|relating to the deep sea.
|to discharge or pour forth from the mouth (as from a river.
|a branch of river that flows away from the main stream.
|water found in a ditch.
|(noun) a river bore > EAGERS; (adj.) zealous > EAGERER, EAGEREST; EAGERLY.
|an EAGER, a bore or sudden rise of the tide.
|of a river, to discharge. Same as DISEMBOGUE.
|within the continental shelf.
|denoting a shallow sea that forms over a continental shelf.
|the upper, warm layer of water in a lake > EPILIMNIONS or EPILIMNIA.
|estuarial estuarian estuarine
|of or relating to an ESTUARY.
|the wide end of a river when it meets the sea.
|pertaining to the upper layer of a body of water.
|an arm of the sea with strong currents, spec. that between Euboea and Boeotia in classical Greece > EURIPI or EURIPUSES.
|a uniform global change in sea level.
|a pond abounding in edible fish.
|slowly moving water in a river, as opposed to rapids.
|a place on a river, lake, etc. where float planes dock.
|the mark or line to which a flood or tide has risen.
|the flowing in of the tide.
|fluvial fluviatic fluviatile
|belonging or relating to rivers or streams.
|a fountain, a spring.
|a spring of water; (verb) to spring up or gush, as from a fountain > FOUNTAINS, FOUNTAINING, FOUNTAINED.
|full of springs.
|a sudden overflow of a stream; fresh water stream meeting salt water.
|fresh water, not salt.
|as in gnamma hole, an Australian term for a natural well in rock.
|a large indentation in the coast, the area of sea enclosed by it.
|full of whirlpools or gulfs.
|a whirlpool; (verb) to swirl > GURGES, GURGING, GURGED.
|of, relating to or being parts of the ocean below 6000 meters, below ABYSSAL.
|a lagoon separated from sea by a long sand-bar. [Ger. Haff, bay].
|a vertical gradient in ocean salinity.
|the area next to a harbour.
|a pond created behind a dam.
|the stream forming the highest, most remote source of a river.
|the highest part of a stream or river before receiving tributaries.
|the total quantity of water in the soil. Cf. ECHARD, CHRESARD.
|an island in a river.
|a pond for horses to drink from.
|a graph of variation of stream flow over time.
|relating to HYDROGRAPHY, the study of bodies of water.
|the study of bodies of water.
|the study of water resources.
|the water of the earth.
|the layer of water in a thermally stratified lake that lies below the thermocline, is noncirculating, and remains perpetually cold > HYPOLIMNIONS or HYPOLIMNIA.
|a large floating body of ice.
|surrounded by ice.
|drifting ice packed together, pack ice.
|a stream (esp. a tributary) which flows into another stream or a lake.
|a line connecting points of equal underwater depth.
|relating to ISOBATHS, contour lines connecting points of equal underwater depth.
|an underground water channel.
|relating to lakes.
|lagoon laguna lagune
|the stretch of water within an atoll or inside a barrier reef.
|of or like a LAGOON.
|a large or considerable body of water enclosed by land; (verb) to sport or play > LAKES, LAKING, LAKED.
|the bed of a lake.
|an area of land built by filling lake.
|the shore of a lake further from the outlet.
|a small lake.
|resembling a lake.
|a port in a lake.
|the shore of a lake.
|the area beside a lake.
|like a lake.
|containing lakes > LAKIER, LAKIEST.
|the shore area between the high-water mark and the sea.
|one who studies LIMNOLOGY, the study of bodies of fresh water.
|the study of bodies of fresh water.
|(Scots) a lake.
|a small lake; a pond.
|existing on, frequenting, or directed along a shore; found or employed along a shore.
|a powerful whirlpool.
|a sharp bend, loop or turn in a stream's course; (verb) to wind about in a circuitous course > MEANDERS, MEANDERING, MEANDERED.
|the water that runs off from snowfields or glaciers.
|in Australia, a well or waterhole, esp in a dry riverbed.
|that part of the seashore that lies between high and low neap tidemarks.
|a sloping area of mud alongside a body of water.
|the tidal period of least difference between high and low tides; (verb) to tend towards the neap > NEAPS, NEAPING, NEAPED.
|extending outward an indefinite but usu. short distance from the shore.
|belonging to the shallow waters near land.
|in Africa, a lake.
|flowing in a contrary direction to the original slope of the land, parallel to the consequent and perpendicular to the subsequent streams.
|the vast body of salt water that covers most of the earth's surface.
|of or like an ocean.
|situated beside the ocean.
|in the direction of the ocean.
|relating to an OSTIUM, the mouth of a river or a mouth-like opening.
|the mouth of a river; a mouth-like opening > OSTIA.
|the outlet of a river, drain etc.
|a stage of a river where it overflows its bank.
|of or pertaining to the sea; pelagic; (noun) an open body of water > PELAGIALS.
|of or pertaining to the sea; (noun) an inhabitant of the open sea.
|living in the open sea; (noun) an inhabitant of the open sea > PELAGICS. Cf. BENTHIC, confined to the depths of the sea.
|relating to underground water supplying, or probably able to supply, wells or springs.
|a small pond or pool; a puddle.
|a BOGAN, a quiet tributary or backwater.
|an area of open water amidst sea ice, as in the Arctic > POLYNIAS.
|an area of open water amidst sea ice, as in the Arctic > POLYNYI or POLYNYAS.
|a small, usually artifical lake; (verb) to make into a pond > PONDS, PONDING, PONDED.
|of or relating to rivers. [Gk. potamos, river].
|the study of rivers.
|to advance seaward because of a build-up of sediment > PROGRADES, PROGRADING, PROGRADED.
|flowing back; ebbing; tidal.
|the recession of the sea leaving bare land.
|a very small brook; (verb) to flow in a rill or rills > RILLS, RILLING, RILLED.
|a little rill.
|relating to or inhabiting a river-bank; (noun) an inhabitant of a river bank.
|relating to or inhabiting a river-bank; (noun) one owning land along a river-bank.
|a small ripple.
|a tide that opposes other tides.
|a large, natural stream of water.
|the area covered or once covered by a river.
|supplied with RIVERS; as, a well rivered country.
|a small river, a rivulet.
|the source of a river.
|pertaining to a river, located on the banks of a river.
|like a river.
|like a river; full of rivers > RIVERIER, RIVERIEST.
|a small stream.
|water issuing from a rock.
|a little run or stream; a streamlet; a brook.
|a little brook.
|in Canada, a body of salt water.
|water that contains salt.
|a great expanse of water.
|the bottom of the sea.
|the bottom of the sea.
|an area along the edge of the sea.
|surrounded by sea.
|a quaking of the sea.
|water from the sea.
|a rocking movement of the surface of a lake or inland sea.
|abounding in shelfs or dangerous shallows > SHELFIER, SHELFIEST.
|having sandbanks, overhanging > SHELVIER, SHELVIEST.
|the state of being SHOALY.
|having shoals > SHOALIER, SHOALIEST.
|the land bordering the sea.
|without a shore.
|a rill or small ditch.
|an area of quiet water between two breaking waves in ocean.
|in S. Africa, a narrow water-channel: SLUITS.
|a natural channel bypassing rapids or body of river > SNIES, SNYES.
|spait spate speat
|a flood, a surge.
|a little spring.
|a small stream flowing only in the wet season.
|like spume > SPUMIER, SPUMIEST.
|a ditch, a pool; (verb) to dam > STANKS, STANKING, STANKED.
|a fish pond; a fish tank.
|a small river; (verb) to flow in a steady current > STREAMS, STREAMING, STREAMED.
|the bed of a stream.
|the state of being STREAMY.
|destitute of streams, or of a stream, as a region of country, or a dry channel.
|a small stream.
|a small stream.
|abounding with streams > STREAMIER, STREAMIEST.
|a subdivision of a (river) basin.
|beneath the ocean.
|situated below the surface of the sea.
|below the level of the tide.
|a ridge of rock near the surface of the sea.
|a exceptionally large wave.
|surging water or waves rushing up a sloping beach; sea foam; (verb) to bathe in or ride on surf > SURFS, SURFING, SURFED.
|like surf > SURFIER, SURFIEST.
|a place where water disappears underground, aka swallow hole.
|in the Orkneys, a whirlpool; a tidal race. [ON svelgr, to swallow].
|a lake in the bedrock basin of a CIRQUE.
|marine; of the seas, esp those which are small or inland.
|involving both temperature and salinity.
|(N. Eng. dialect) a narrow fast moving stream; (verb) to thrust, shove.
|pertaining to the tides > TIDALLY.
|the rise and fall of the ocean's waters; (verb) to flow like the tide > TIDES, TIDING, TIDED.
|having no tide.
|like a tide.
|the edge of the tide.
|the mark left by the tide.
|disturbed sea due to currents.
|water brought by the tide.
|the tide regarded as a wave passing round the earth.
|a channel in which the tide sets.
|a rapid stream of water.
|the state of being TRIBUTARY.
|a river that joins another river.
|a great sea wave produced by submarine earth movement or volcanic eruption.
|relating to a TSUNAMI, a great sea wave produced by submarine earth movement or volcanic eruption.
|the sediment deposited by a turbidity current.
|a pond that dries up in summer.
|below the sea.
|an undercurrent opposed to the surface current; the recoil or back-draught of a wave.
|up the river; (noun) an area lying towards the source of a river.
|of or relating to underground water above the water table.
|a gulf > VORAGOES or VORAGOS.
|a fall or perpendicular descent of a body of water.
|the source of a river.
|a hollow or depression in which water collects.
|a seismic disturbance affecting the sea.
|the area which a river and its tributaries drain.
|the confluence of two streams.
|a disturbance at sea like a very small tornado, a revolving column of cloud, mist or spray.
|a small wave.
|an area of a body of water having lots of weeds.
|the edge of a WEEDBED.
|weel weil wiel
|the place at which a spring breaks out of the ground.
|a circular current in a river or sea, produced by opposing tides, winds or currents.
|a wave with a white crest.
|referring to a stretch of water with a broken foamy surface, as in rapids. No —S.
|an intermittent spring of water.