water fountain


water fountain
noun
a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑drinking fountain, ↑bubbler
Derivationally related forms: ↑bubble (for: ↑bubbler)
Hypernyms: ↑fountain

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a drinking fountain, water cooler, or other apparatus supplying drinking water.

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water fountain UK US noun [countable] [singular water fountain plural water fountains]
a machine in a park or other public place that provides drinking water when you push a button
Thesaurus: structures in gardens and parkshyponym

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noun, pl ⋯ -tains [count]
1 chiefly US : a machine that produces a small stream of water for drinking :drinking fountain
2 :fountain 1

There is a beautiful water fountain in the park near the rose garden.

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ˈwater fountain [water fountain] noun (NAmE)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • water fountain — water .fountain n 1.) a ↑drinking fountain 2.) a ↑water cooler …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • water fountain — water ,fountain noun count a machine in a park or other public place that provides drinking water when you push a button: DRINKING FOUNTAIN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • water fountain — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms water fountain : singular water fountain plural water fountains a machine in a park or other public place that provides drinking water when you push a button …   English dictionary

  • water fountain — /ˈwɔtə faʊntən/ (say wawtuh fowntuhn) noun Especially WA, SA and Qld a small fountain which ejects a jet of water into the drinker s mouth. Compare Especially NSW and Qld bubbler; Chiefly Victoria bubble tap; Especially WA, SA and Tasmania… …   Australian English dictionary

  • water fountain — a drinking fountain, water cooler, or other apparatus supplying drinking water. * * * …   Universalium

  • water fountain — noun A mechanical device designed to dispense small quantities of drinking water, usually in work or other public places. Syn: drinking fountain, bubbler …   Wiktionary

  • water fountain — apparatus which dispenses cold drinking water, drinking fountain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • water fountain — noun (C) a drinking fountain …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • water fountain — wa′ter foun tain n. a drinking fountain …   From formal English to slang

  • Water fountain — Увлажняющий аппарат; Корыто увлажняющего аппарата …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии