ETYM Spanish, from Late Lat. arrogium; cf. Greek rein to flow.
(Spanish) small stream; dry stream bed; gulley.(Southwestern United States) A stream or brook.
1. A watercourse (as a creek) in an arid region.
2. A water-carved gully or channel.
ETYM Old Eng. brok, broke, brook, AS. brôc; akin to Dutch broek, LG. brôk, marshy ground, Old High Germ. pruoh, German bruch marsh; prob. from the root of Eng. break. Related to Break.
A natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); SYN. creek.
ETYM See Bourn.
In medicine, destruction of body tissue by extremes of temperature, corrosive chemicals, electricity, or radiation. First-degree burns may cause reddening; second-degree burns cause blistering and irritation but usually heal spontaneously; third-degree burns are disfiguring and may be life-threatening.
Burns cause plasma, the fluid component of the blood, to leak from the blood vessels, and it is this loss of circulating fluid that engenders shock. Emergency treatment is needed for third-degree burns in order to replace the fluid volume, prevent infection (a dire threat to the severely burned), and reduce the pain. Plastic, or reconstructive, surgery, including skin grafting, may be required to compensate for damaged tissue and minimize disfigurement. If a skin graft is necessary, dead tissue must be removed from a burn (a process known as debridement) so that the patient's blood supply can nourish the graft.
1. Damage inflicted by burning.
2. An injury cause by exposure to fire or chemicals or radiation.
3. A burned place or area; SYN. burn mark.
4. Pain that feels hot as if it were on fire; SYN. burning.
ETYM AS. crecca; akin to Dutch kreek, Icel. kriki crack, nook; cf. W. crig crack, crigyll ravine, creek. Related to Crick, Crook.
1. A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
2. A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.
1. A rotating drill powered by an electric motor; SYN. electric drill.
2. A tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows).
3. Similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored; SYN. Mandrillus leucophaeus.
(French) water (in English used in combination, such as "eau de Cologne")
1. A group of steamships operating together under the same ownership.
2. A group of warships organized as a tactical unit.
3. Group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership.
4. Group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership.
ETYM Old Eng. flod a flowing, stream, flood, AS. flôd; akin to Dutch vloed, OS. flôd, Old High Germ. fluot, German flut, Icel. flôth, Swed. and Dan. flod, Goth. flôdus; from the root of Eng. flow. Related to Flow.
1. The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; SYN. inundation, deluge.
2. The act of flooding; filling to overflowing.
3. An overwhelming number or amount; SYN. deluge, torrent.
4. A large flow; SYN. overflow, outpouring.
5. A source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography; SYN. floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood.
6. The inward flow of the tide; -Shakespeare.
1. Girl, sweetheart
2. (British) Ravine
3. (British) A narrow stream or rivulet
1. A sudden violent disturbance; SYN. tumultuous disturbance.
2. A sudden violent happening; SYN. burst, flare-up.
ETYM French rivčre a river, Late Lat. riparia river, bank of a river, from Latin riparius belonging to a bank or shore, from ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Related to Arrive, Riparian.
A large natural stream of water (larger than a creek).
Long water course that flows down a slope along a channel. It originates at a point called its source, and enters a sea or lake at its mouth. Along its length it may be joined by smaller rivers called tributaries. A river and its tributaries are contained within a drainage basin.
One way of classifying rivers is their stage of development. A youthful stream is typified by a narrow V-shaped valley with numerous waterfalls, lakes, and rapids. When maturity is reached the river is said to be graded; erosion and deposition are delicately balanced as the river meanders across the extensive floodplain. At this stage the floodplain is characterized by extensive meanders, ox-bow lakes and levées.
ETYM Old Eng. shour, schour, as. seur.
1. A brief period of precipitation; SYN. rain shower.
2. A sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower.
3. A plumbing fixture that sprays water.
4. Washing oneself in a shower, under water sprayed from a nozzle; SYN. shower bath.
5. A party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person.
ETYM as. streám; akin to OFries. strâm, os. strôm, Dutch stroom, German strom, Old High Germ. stroum, strűm, Dan. and Swed. ström, Icel. straumr, Irish sroth, Lith. srove, Russ. struia, Greek rysis a flowing, rein to flow, Skr. sru. Related to Catarrh, Diarrhea, Rheum, Rhythm.
1. A natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth; SYN. watercourse.
2. Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; SYN. flow, current.
3. Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; SYN. flow.