body of water

Definitions of body of water
  1. noun
    the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    synonyms: water
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    Lake Mead
    the largest reservoir in the United States; located in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona and formed by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River; the center of a recreational area
    Lake Powell
    the second largest reservoir in the United States; located in southern Utah and north central Arizona and formed by the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River
    Lake Volta
    the Volta river in southeastern has been dammed to create one of the world's largest man-made lakes
    Canakkale Bogazi
    the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
    East River
    a tidal strait separating Manhattan and the Bronx from Queens and Brooklyn
    Harlem River
    a channel separating Manhattan from the Bronx
    Verrazano Narrows
    a narrow channel of water separating Staten Island and Brooklyn
    Bull Run
    a creek in northeastern Virginia where two battles were fought in the American Civil War
    Aare River
    a river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine
    Abukir Bay
    a bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt
    River Acheron
    (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon
    River Adige
    a river in northern Italy that flows southeast into the Adriatic Sea
    Adriatic Sea
    an arm of the Mediterranean between Slovenia and Croatia and Montenegro and Albania on the east and Italy on the west
    Aegean Sea
    an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia
    Aegospotamos
    a creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey; at its mouth in 405 BC the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians and ended the Peloponnesian War
    Aire River
    a river in northern England that flows southeast through West Yorkshire
    Alabama River
    a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River
    Allegheny River
    a river that rises in Pennsylvania and flows north into New York and then back south through Pennsylvania again to join the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh which is the beginning of the Ohio River
    Amazon River
    a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
    American Falls
    a part of Niagara Falls in western New York (north of Buffalo)
    Heilong Jiang
    an Asian river between China and Russia; flows into the Sea of Okhotsk
    Andaman Sea
    part of the Bay of Bengal to the west of the Malay Peninsula
    Upper Tunguska
    a river in southeastern Siberia that flows northwest from Lake Baikal to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
    Angel Falls
    the highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally
    Antarctic Ocean
    the southern waters surrounding Antarctica
    Apalachicola River
    a river in northwestern Florida formed by the confluence of the Chattahoochee River and the Flint River at the Florida border
    Arabian Sea
    a northwestern arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia
    Arafura Sea
    a part of the western Pacific Ocean to the north of Australia and to the south of New Guinea and the eastern islands of Indonesia
    Araguaia River
    a river in central Brazil that flows generally northward (with many falls) to join the Tocantins River
    Araxes
    a river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea; ancient name was Araxes
    Arauca
    a river that rises in northern Colombia and flows generally eastward to the Orinoco in central Venezuela
    Arctic Ocean
    ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
    Argun River
    a river in eastern Asia that arises in China and flows northeast along the border between China and Russia to become a tributary of the Amur River
    Arkansas River
    a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
    Arno River
    a river in central Italy rising in the Apennines and flowing through Florence and Pisa to the Ligurian Sea
    Atlantic Ocean
    the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
    Upper Avon River
    a river in central England that flows through Stratford-on-Avon and empties into the Severn
    River Avon
    a river in southwestern England rising in Gloucestershire and flowing through Bristol to empty into the estuary of the Severn
    Baffin Bay
    a body of water between Greenland and northeastern Canada; connected with the Arctic Ocean to the north and with the Atlantic Ocean (via the Labrador Sea) to the south; icebound in winter
    Lake Balaton
    a large shallow lake in western Hungary
    Baltic Sea
    a sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy
    Barents Sea
    the part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Norway and Russia
    Bay of Bengal
    an arm of the Indian Ocean to the east of India
    Bay of Biscay
    an arm of the Atlantic Ocean in western Europe; bordered by the west coast of France and the north coast of Spain
    Bay of Fundy
    a bay of the North Atlantic between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; noted for rapid tides as great as 70 feet
    Bay of Naples
    an arm of the Tyrrhenian Sea at Naples
    Beaufort Sea
    part of the Arctic Ocean to the northeast of Alaska
    Bering Sea
    part of the North Pacific between Alaska and Siberia; connected to the Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait
    Bering Strait
    a strait connecting the Bering Sea to the Arctic Ocean
    Bighorn River
    a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana
    Bight of Benin
    a broad indentation of the Gulf of Guinea in western Africa
    Big Sioux River
    a river that rises in northeastern South Dakota and flows southward to join the Missouri River at Sioux City, Iowa
    Biscayne Bay
    a narrow bay formed by an inlet from the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Florida
    Bismarck Sea
    an arm of the South Pacific to the southwest of the Bismarck Archipelago
    Euxine Sea
    a sea between Europe and Asia; a popular resort area of eastern Europeans
    Blue Nile
    a headstream of the Nile; joins the White Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile
    Bo Hai
    an inlet of the Yellow Sea, on the coast of Eastern China
    Bosporus
    a strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Sea; separates the European and Asian parts of Turkey; an important shipping route
    Brahmaputra River
    an Asian river; flows into the Bay of Bengal
    Brazos River
    a river that rises in Mexico and flows across Texas into the Gulf of Mexico
    Bristol Channel
    an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between southern Wales and southwestern England
    Buzzards Bay
    an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Massachusetts
    Caloosahatchee River
    a river in southern Florida that flows westerly to the Gulf of Mexico; forms the western end of the Cross-Florida Waterway
    Cam River
    a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
    Canadian River
    a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma
    Horseshoe Falls
    a part of Niagara Falls in Ontario
    Canandaigua Lake
    a glacial lake in central New York; one of the Finger Lakes
    Cape Cod Bay
    the southern part of Massachusetts Bay
    Cape Fear River
    a river in North Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Fear
    Caribbean Sea
    an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream
    Caspian Sea
    a large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River; the largest inland body of water in the world
    Cayuga Lake
    a glacial lake in central New York; the longest of the Finger Lakes
    Chao Phraya
    a river in Thailand formed by the confluence of the Nan and Ping Rivers; flows southward past Bangkok and empties into the Gulf of Thailand
    Charles River
    a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston
    Chattahoochee River
    a river rising in northern Georgia and flowing southwest and south to join the Flint River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River
    Lake Baikal
    the largest freshwater lake in Asia or Europe and the deepest lake in the world
    Lake Chelan
    a narrow very deep lake in central Washington in the Cascade Range
    Coeur d'Alene Lake
    a lake in northern Idaho
    Lake Tahoe
    a lake on the border between Nevada and California to the west of Carson City; a popular resort area
    Chesapeake Bay
    a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland; fed by Susquehanna River
    Chukchi Sea
    part of the Arctic Ocean just to the north of the Bering Strait
    Cimarron River
    a river that rises in northeastern New Mexico and flows eastward into Oklahoma where it becomes a tributary of the Arkansas River
    Clinch River
    a river that rises in southwestern Virginia and flows generally southwestward across eastern Tennessee to the Tennessee River
    Clyde
    a river in western Scotland that flows from the southern uplands into the Firth of Clyde; navigable by oceangoing vessels as far as Glasgow
    River Cocytus
    (Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron
    Colorado River
    an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States
    Colorado River
    a river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico
    Columbia River
    a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring
    Congo River
    a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic
    Connecticut River
    a river in the northeastern United States; flows south from northern New Hampshire along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont and through Massachusetts and Connecticut where it empties into Long Island Sound
    Lake Constance
    a lake in southeastern Germany on the northern side of the Swiss Alps; forms part of the Rhine River
    Cook Strait
    a narrow strait separating the North Island and South Island in New Zealand
    Coosa River
    river that rises in northwestern Georgia and flows southwest through eastern Alabama to join the Tallapoosa River near Montgomery and form the Alabama River
    Coral Sea
    an arm of the South Pacific to the northeast of Australia
    Cross-Florida Waterway
    a waterway used by small boats to travel between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico through Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee_Canal and the Caloosahatchee River
    Cumberland River
    a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky
    Cuquenan Falls
    a famous waterfall in Venezuela
    Danube River
    the 2nd longest European river (after the Volga); flows from southwestern Germany to the Black Sea
    Darling River
    an Australian river; tributary of the Murray River
    Dead Sea
    a saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan; its surface in 1292 feet below sea level
    Delaware River
    a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay
    Delaware Bay
    an inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River
    Demerara
    a river in northern Guyana that flows northward into the Atlantic
    Detroit River
    a short river flowing from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie along the border between the United States and Canada; one the busiest inland waterways in the world
    Dnieper River
    a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea
    Don River
    a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov
    East China Sea
    part of the Pacific Ocean near eastern Asia
    Ebro River
    a river in northeastern Spain; flows into the Mediterranean
    Elbe River
    a river in central Europe that arises in northwestern Czechoslovakia and flows northward through Germany to empty into the North Sea
    Elizabeth River
    a short river in southeastern Virginia flowing between Norfolk and Portsmouth into Hampton Roads
    English Channel
    an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain
    Euphrates River
    a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia
    Lake Eyre
    a shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level; the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent
    Firth of Clyde
    a firth on the southwestern coast of Scotland emptying into the North Channel
    Firth of Forth
    a large firth on the east coast of Scotland and the estuary of the Forth River; location of Edinburgh
    Flint River
    a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River
    Forth River
    a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
    Fox River
    a river in Wisconsin that flows into Lake Michigan
    Galveston Bay
    an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in Texas to the south of Houston
    Galway Bay
    a bay of the North Atlantic on the west coast of Ireland
    Ganges River
    an Asian river; rises in the Himalayas and flows east into the Bay of Bengal; a sacred river of the Hindus
    Gan Jiang
    a river in southeastern China that flows generally north into the Chang Jiang to the north of Nanchang
    Garonne River
    a river that rises in the Pyrenees and flows northwest to the Bay of Biscay
    Gila River
    a river that rises in western New Mexico and flows westward through southern Arizona to become a tributary of the Colorado River
    Golden Gate
    a strait in western California that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean; discovered in 1579 by Sir Francis Drake
    Grand River
    a river in southern Michigan that flows northwest to empty into Lake Michigan
    Great Australian Bight
    a wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia; notorious for storms
    Great Salt Lake
    a shallow body of salt water in northwestern Utah
    Great Slave Lake
    a lake in the Northwest Territories in northwestern Canada; drained by the Mackenzie River
    Green River
    a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
    Greenland Sea
    part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Iceland
    Gulf of Aden
    arm of the Indian Ocean at the entrance to the Red Sea
    Gulf of Alaska
    a gulf of the Pacific Ocean between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago
    Gulf of Antalya
    a gulf of the Mediterranean Sea in southwestern Turkey
    Gulf of Akaba
    a northeastern arm of the Red Sea; between the Sinai Peninsula (Egypt) and Saudi Arabia
    Gulf of Bothnia
    a northern arm of the Baltic Sea; between Sweden and Finland
    Gulf of California
    a gulf to the west of the mainland of Mexico
    Golfo de Campeche
    a part of the Gulf of Mexico to the west of Yucatan
    Gulf of Carpentaria
    a wide shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea in northern Australia
    Gulf of Corinth
    inlet of the Ionian Sea between central Greece and the Peloponnesus
    Gulf of Finland
    an eastern arm of the Baltic Sea; between Finland and Estonia
    Gulf of Guinea
    a gulf off the southwest coast of Africa
    Gulf of Martaban
    an arm of the Andaman Sea off southern Myanmar
    Golfo de Mexico
    an arm of the Atlantic to the south of the United States and to the east of Mexico
    Gulf of Ob
    an inlet of the Kara Sea in western Siberia
    Gulf of Oman
    an arm of the Arabian Sea connecting it with the Persian Gulf
    Gulf of Riga
    an inlet of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia
    Gulf of Saint Lawrence
    an arm of the northwest Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern coast of Canada
    Gulf of Sidra
    wide inlet of the Mediterranean Sea on the north coast of Libya
    Gulf of Suez
    a northwestern arm of the Red Sea linked to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal
    Gulf of Tehuantepec
    an arm of the Pacific in southern Mexico
    Gulf of Thailand
    an arm of the South China Sea between Indochina and the Malay Peninsula
    Gulf of Venice
    an arm of the Adriatic Sea
    Hampton Roads
    a channel in southeastern Virginia through which the Elizabeth River and the James River flow into Chesapeake Bay
    Hangzhou Bay
    a bay formed by an inlet of the East China Sea
    Housatonic River
    a river that rises in western Massachusetts and flows south through Connecticut to empty into Long Island Sound
    Yellow River
    a major river of Asia in northern China; flows generally eastward into the Yellow Sea; carries large quantities of yellow silt to its delta
    Hudson River
    a New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century
    Hudson Bay
    an inland sea in northern Canada
    Humber
    an estuary in central northeastern England formed by the Ouse River and the Trent River
    Victoria Falls
    a large waterfall on the border between Argentina and Brazil
    IJssel river
    a river in the central Netherlands flowing north to the IJsselmeer
    IJsselmeer
    a shallow lake in northwestern Netherlands created in 1932 by building a dam across the entrance to the Zuider Zee
    Illinois River
    a river in Illinois that flows southwest to the Mississippi River
    Indian Ocean
    the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south
    Indigirka River
    a river in far eastern Siberia that flows generally northward to the Arctic Ocean
    Indus River
    an Asian river that rises in Tibet and flows through northern India and then southwest through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea
    Inland Passage
    a naturally protected waterway from Seattle to Skagway in southeastern Alaska
    Inland Sea
    an arm of the Pacific Ocean in southern Japan; surrounded by the islands of Honshu and Shikoku and Kyushu and linked to the Sea of Japan by a narrow channel; the chief port is Hiroshima
    Ionian Sea
    an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between western Greece and southern Italy
    Irish Sea
    an arm of the North Atlantic between Great Britain and Ireland
    Irrawaddy River
    the main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman Sea
    Irtish River
    an Asian river that rises in the Altai Mountains in northern China and flows generally northwest to become a tributary of the Ob River
    Isere River
    a river in southeastern France; a tributary of the Rhone
    James River
    a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri
    James River
    a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads
    James Bay
    the southern extension of Hudson Bay in Canada between western Quebec and northeastern Ontario
    Jordan River
    a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
    Kanawha River
    a tributary of the Ohio River in West Virginia
    Kansas River
    a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
    Kara Sea
    part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Siberia and to the east of the Barents Sea; icebound most of the year
    Kasai River
    a river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo
    Kattegatt
    a strait of the North Sea between Jutland and Sweden; connects with the North Sea through the Skagerrak
    Keuka Lake
    a glacial lake in central New York; one of the Finger Lakes
    Kissimmee River
    a river of central Florida that flows southward to Lake Okeechobee
    Lake Kivu
    a lake in the mountains of central Africa between Congo and Rwanda
    Klamath River
    a river flowing southwest from Oregon through northern California to the Pacific Ocean
    Korea Bay
    an inlet of the Yellow Sea between the Liaodong Peninsula in China and western Korea
    Korean Strait
    a strait between Korea and Japan; connects the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan
    Kura River
    a river in western Asia; rises in northeast Turkey and flows to the Caspian Sea
    Labrador Sea
    an arm of the northern Atlantic between Labrador and southern Greenland
    Lake Albert Nyanza
    a shallow lake on the border between Uganda and Congo in the Great Rift Valley
    Lake Aral
    a lake to the east of the Caspian Sea lying between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
    Lake Chad
    a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
    Lake Champlain
    a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
    Lake Edward
    a lake in the Great Rift Valley between Congo and Uganda
    Lake Erie
    the 4th largest of the Great Lakes; it is linked to the Hudson River by the New York State Barge Canal
    Lake Geneva
    a lake between southwestern Switzerland and France that is crossed from east to west by the Rhone
    Lake Huron
    the 2nd largest of the Great Lakes
    Lake Ilmen
    a lake in northwestern Russia; drains through the Volkhov River into Lake Ladoga
    Lake Ladoga
    a lake in northwestern Russia to the north of St. Petersburg; the largest lake in Europe; drains through the Neva River into the Gulf of Finland
    Lake Michigan
    the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States borders
    Lake Nasser
    lake in Egypt formed by dams built on the Nile River at Aswan
    Lake Malawi
    a long lake in southeastern Africa between Tanzania, Mozambique, and Malawi
    Lake Onega
    lake in northwestern Russia near the border with Finland; second largest lake in Europe
    Lake Ontario
    the smallest of the Great Lakes
    Lake Saint Clair
    a lake between Ontario and Michigan; connected with Lake Huron and Lake Erie
    Lake Superior
    the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes
    Lake Tsana
    a lake in northern Ethiopia; the largest lake in Ethiopia and the source of the Blue Nile
    Lake Tanganyika
    the longest lake in the world in central Africa between Tanzania and Congo in the Great Rift Valley
    Daryacheh-ye Orumiyeh
    a shallow saline lake in northwestern Iran between Tabriz and the western border of Turkey
    Lake Vanern
    a lake in southwestern Sweden; the largest lake in Sweden
    Victoria Nyanza
    the largest lake in Africa and the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world; a headwaters reservoir for the Nile River
    Laptev Sea
    part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Siberia (between the Taimyr Peninsula and the New Siberian Islands) that is icebound most of the year
    Lehigh River
    a river in eastern Pennsylvania that flows southeast into the Delaware River
    Lena River
    a Russian river in Siberia; flows northward into the Laptev Sea
    River Lethe
    (Greek mythology) a river in Hades; the souls of the dead had to drink from it, which made them forget all they had done and suffered when they were alive
    Ligurian Sea
    an arm of the Mediterranean between northwest Italy and Corsica
    Crocodile River
    an African river; flows into the Indian Ocean
    Little Bighorn River
    a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand
    Little Missouri River
    a river that rises in northeastern Wyoming and flows through Montana and South Dakota to join the Missouri River in North Dakota
    Little Sioux River
    a river that rises in southwestern Minnesota and flows southwestward to the Missouri River in western Iowa
    Little Wabash River
    a river in eastern Illinois that flows southeastward to the Wabash River
    Loch Achray
    a lake in central Scotland
    Loch Linnhe
    an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the western coast of Scotland
    Loch Ness
    a lake in the Scottish highlands; the largest body of fresh water in Great Britain
    Loire River
    the longest French river; rises in the Massif Central and flows north and west to the Atlantic Ocean
    Long Island Sound
    a sound between Long Island and Connecticut
    Mackenzie River
    a Canadian river; flows into the Beaufort Sea
    Madeira River
    a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
    Magdalena River
    a river that rises in the Andes mountains in southwestern Colombia and flows generally northward to empty into the Caribbean Sea at Barranquilla
    Marmara Denizi
    an inland sea in northwestern Turkey; linked to the Black Sea by the Bosporus and linked to the Aegean by the Dardanelles
    Massachusetts Bay
    an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off of eastern Massachusetts extending from Cape Ann on the north to Cape Cod on the south
    Mediterranean Sea
    the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
    Mekong River
    an Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea
    Menai Strait
    a strait in northern Wales between Anglesey Island and the mainland
    Merrimack River
    a river that rises in south central New Hampshire and flows through Concord and Manchester into Massachusetts and empties into the Atlantic Ocean
    Meuse River
    a European river; flows into the North Sea
    Milk River
    a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
    Minamata Bay
    a bay on the west coast of Kyushu; in the 1950s industrial wastes caused mercury poisoning among the Japanese people who ate fish from Minamata Bay
    Mississippi River
    a major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico
    Missouri River
    the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis
    Mobile River
    a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
    Mobile Bay
    a bay of the Gulf of Mexico; fed by the Mobile River
    Mohawk River
    a river of central New York that flows southeastward to the Hudson River
    Monongahela River
    a river that rises in northern West Virginia and flows north into Pennsylvania where it joins the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River
    Monterey Bay
    an inlet of the Pacific Ocean in western California
    Moray Firth
    an inlet of the North Sea on the northeast coast of Scotland
    Moreau River
    a river that rises in western South Dakota and flows eastward to the Missouri River
    Moreton Bay
    an arm of the Tasman Sea forming a bay to the east of Brisbane
    Mozambique Channel
    an arm of the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and southeastern Africa
    Murray River
    a southeast Australian river; flows westward and then south into the Indian Ocean at Adelaide
    Murrumbidgee River
    a river of southeastern Australia; flows westward into the Murray River
    Namoi River
    a river in southeastern Australia that flows generally northwest to join the Darling River
    Nan River
    a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya
    Narragansett Bay
    a deep inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in Rhode Island
    Neckar River
    a river in Germany; rises in the Black Forest and flows north into the Rhine
    Neosho River
    a river that rises in eastern Kansas and flows eastward into Oklahoma to become a tributary of the Arkansas River
    Neva River
    a river in northwestern Russia flowing generally west into the Gulf of Finland
    New River
    a river in the southeastern United States that flows northward from North Carolina to West Virginia where it empties into the Kanawha River
    New York Bay
    a bay of the North Atlantic; fed by the Hudson River
    Niagara River
    a river flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario; forms boundary between Ontario and New York
    Niagara Falls
    waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe Falls; in the United States it is the American Falls
    Niger River
    an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
    Nile River
    the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization
    Niobrara River
    a tributary of the Missouri River
    North Channel
    a strait between Northern Ireland and Scotland that connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea
    North Platte River
    a river that rises in northern Colorado and flows northward into Wyoming and then eastward and southeastward through Nebraska where it joins the South Platte to form the Platte River
    North Sea
    an arm of the North Atlantic between the British Isles and Scandinavia; oil was discovered under the North Sea in 1970
    Norwegian Sea
    the part of the Atlantic that lies off the Norwegian coast to the north of the North Sea
    Ob River
    a major river of western Siberia; flows generally northward and westward to the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea
    Oder River
    a European river; flows into the Baltic Sea
    Ohio River
    a river that is formed in western Pennsylvania and flows westward to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
    Lake Okeechobee
    a lake in southeast Florida to the north of the Everglades
    Orange River
    a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean
    Orinoco River
    a South American river 1,500 miles long; flows into the South Atlantic
    Osage River
    a river in Missouri that is a tributary of the Missouri River
    Osaka Bay
    a bay of the western Pacific in southern Honshu
    Ottawa river
    a river in southeastern Canada that flows along the boundary between Quebec and Ontario to the Saint Lawrence River near Montreal
    Ouachita River
    a river that rises in western Arkansas and flows southeast into eastern Louisiana to become a tributary of the Red River
    Ouse River
    a river in northeastern England that flows generally southeastward to join the Trent River and form the Humber
    Pacific Ocean
    the largest ocean in the world
    Para River
    an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows
    Parana River
    a South American river; tributary of Rio de la Plata
    Parnahiba
    a river in northeastern Brazil that flows generally northward to the Atlantic Ocean
    Paulo Afonso Falls
    a major waterfall in northeastern Brazil
    Pearl River
    a river in Mississippi that flows southward to the Gulf of Mexico
    Pecos River
    a tributary of the Rio Grande that flows southeastward from New Mexico through western Texas
    Pee Dee River
    a river that flows through central North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean
    Penobscot River
    a river in central Maine flowing into Penobscot Bay
    Penobscot Bay
    an inlet of the Atlantic in eastern Maine
    Arabian Gulf
    a shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between Iran and the Arabian peninsula; the Persian Gulf oil fields are among the most productive in the world
    Ping River
    a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya
    Platte River
    a river in Nebraska that flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
    Po River
    a European river; flows into the Adriatic Sea
    Potomac River
    a river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay
    Poyang
    a lake in central China that is connected to the Chang Jiang by a canal
    Prudhoe Bay
    a bay on the northern coast of Alaska where oil was discovered in 1968
    Puget Sound
    an inlet of the North Pacific in northwestern Washington State
    Purus River
    a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
    Queen Charlotte Sound
    an inlet of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia
    Rappahannock River
    a river that flows across eastern Virginia into the Tidewater region
    Red River
    a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red Sea
    a long arm of the Indian Ocean between northeast Africa and Arabia; linked to the Mediterranean at the north end by the Suez Canal
    Republican River
    a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas
    Rhine River
    a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
    Rhone River
    a major French river; flows into the Mediterranean near Marseilles
    Rio de la Plata
    an estuary between Argentina and Uruguay
    Rio Grande
    a North American river; boundary between the United States and Mexico; flows into Gulf of Mexico
    Ross Sea
    an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean in Antarctica
    Ruhr River
    a tributary of the Rhine
    Russian River
    a river in northern California
    Saale River
    a river that rises in central Germany and flows north to join the Elbe River
    Sabine River
    a river in eastern Texas that flows south into the Gulf of Mexico
    Sacramento River
    a river in northern California rising near Mount Shasta and flowing south to the San Francisco Bay
    Saint Francis River
    a tributary of the Mississippi River that rises in Missouri and flows southeastward through Arkansas
    Saint John River
    a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint Johns River
    a river in northeastern Florida that flows northward to Jacksonville and then eastward to empty into the Atlantic Ocean
    Saint Lawrence River
    a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic
    Salmon River
    a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho
    Salton Sea
    a saltwater lake in southeastern California
    Sambre River
    a river in western Europe that rises in northern France and flows generally east into Belgium where it joins the Meuse at Namur
    San Diego Bay
    a bay of the Pacific in southern California
    San Francisco Bay
    a bay of the Pacific in western California
    San Joaquin River
    a river in central California that rises in the Sierra Nevada and flows northwest to form a large delta with the Sacramento River
    Sao Francisco
    a river in eastern Brazil flowing into the Atlantic Ocean
    Saone River
    a river in eastern France; rises in Lorraine and flows south to become the chief tributary of the Rhone
    Sargasso Sea
    a vast area of the North Atlantic from the West Indies to the Azores that is dense with gulfweed
    Gulf of Aegina
    a gulf of the Aegean on the southeastern coast of Greece
    Savannah River
    a river in South Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic
    Scheldt River
    a river that rises in France and flows northeast across Belgium and empties into the North Sea
    Sea of Azoff
    a bay of the Black Sea between Russia and the Ukraine
    Sea of Japan
    an arm of the Pacific between China and Japan
    Sea of Okhotsk
    an arm of the Pacific to the east of Asia
    Seine River
    a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel
    Lake Seneca
    a glacial lake in central New York; the largest of the Finger Lakes
    Guaira Falls
    a great waterfall on the border between Brazil and Paraguay
    River Severn
    a river in England and Wales flowing into the Bristol Channel; the longest river in Great Britain
    Severn River
    a river in Ontario that flows northeast into Hudson Bay
    Seyhan River
    a Turkish river flowing south southwest into the Mediterranean
    Chari River
    an African river that flows northwest into Lake Chad
    Shenandoah River
    a river of northern Virginia that empties into the Potomac at Harpers Ferry
    Skagerrak
    a broad strait of the North Sea between Jutland and Norway
    Snake River
    a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Solent
    a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
    Solway Firth
    a large firth on the west coast of Britain between England and Scotland
    South China Sea
    a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons
    South Platte River
    a tributary of the Platte River
    Strait of Georgia
    the strait separating Vancouver Island from the Canadian mainland
    Strait of Gibraltar
    the strait between Spain and Africa
    Strait of Hormuz
    a strategically important strait linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman
    Strait of Magellan
    the strait separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands to the south of the continent; discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520; an important route around South America before the Panama Canal was built
    Strait of Messina
    the strait separating Sicily from the tip of Italy
    Strait of Calais
    the strait between the English Channel and the North Sea; shortest distance between England and the European continent
    River Styx
    (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls
    Sun River
    a river in western Montana that flows south and east to join the Missouri River
    Suriname River
    a river in Suriname that flows northward to the Atlantic
    Susquehanna River
    a river in the northeastern United States that rises in New York and flows southward through Pennsylvania and Maryland into Chesapeake Bay
    Tagus River
    a European river; flows into the North Atlantic
    Takakkaw
    a waterfall in southeastern British Columbia; the highest waterfall in Canada (1250 feet high)
    Tallapoosa River
    river that rises in northwestern Georgia and flows southwest through central Alabama to join the Coosa River near Montgomery and form the Alabama River
    Tampa Bay
    an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in west central Florida
    Tasman Sea
    an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean between southeastern Australia and New Zealand
    Tennessee River
    a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky
    River Thames
    the longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea
    Tevere
    a river of central Italy; flows through Rome to the Tyrrhenian Sea
    Tigris River
    an Asian river; a tributary of the Euphrates River
    Timor Sea
    an arm of the eastern Indian Ocean between Timor and northern Australia
    Tocantins River
    a river in eastern Brazil that flows generally north to the Para River
    Tombigbee River
    a river that rises in northeastern Mississippi and flows southward through western Alabama to join the Alabama River and form the Mobile River
    Torres Strait
    a strait between northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea that connects the Coral Sea with the Arafura Sea
    River Trent
    a river in central England that flows generally northeastward to join with the Ouse River and form the Humber
    Trinity River
    a river in eastern Texas that is formed near Dallas and flows generally southeastward to Galveston Bay
    Trondheim Fiord
    a long narrow inlet of the Norwegian Sea
    Tugela Falls
    a major waterfall in southern Africa; has more than one leap
    Lower Tunguska
    a river that arises to the north of Lake Baikal and flows north and west to the Yenisei River
    Stony Tunguska
    a river in Siberia that flows northwest to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
    Twin Falls
    a waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho
    River Tyne
    a river in northern England that flows east to the North Sea
    Tyrrhenian Sea
    an arm of the Mediterranean between Italy and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia and Sicily
    United States waters
    territorial waters included within a distance of 12 nautical miles of the coasts of the United States and its territories
    Urubupunga Falls
    a waterfall in the Parana river in Brazil
    Uruguay River
    a South American river that arises in southern Brazil and flows south to the Rio de la Plata; the northern section forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil and the southern section forms the boundary between Argentina and Uruguay
    Vetluga River
    a river in central Russia; flows generally southward into the Volga
    Victoria Falls
    a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; diminishes seasonally
    Vistula River
    a European river; flows into the Baltic Sea
    Volga River
    a Russian river; the longest river in Europe; flows into the Caspian Sea
    Volkhov River
    a river in northwestern Russia flowing generally north into Lake Ladoga
    Volta
    a river in Ghana that flows south to the Bight of Benin
    Wabash River
    a tributary of the Ohio River that rises in western Ohio and flows southwestward across Indiana
    Weddell Sea
    an arm of the south Atlantic in Antarctica to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula
    Weser River
    a river in northwestern Germany that flows northward to the North Sea near Bremerhaven
    White River
    a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
    White Nile
    a headstream of the Nile; joins the Blue Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile
    White Sea
    a large inlet of the Barents Sea in the northwestern part of European Russia
    Willamette River
    a river in western Oregon that flows north into the Columbia River near Portland
    Windward Passage
    a channel between eastern Cuba and western Haiti that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea
    Lake Winnipeg
    a lake in southern Canada in Manitoba
    Wisconsin River
    a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin
    Yalu River
    river in eastern Asia; rises in North Korea and flows southwest to Korea Bay (forming part of the border between North Korea and China)
    Yangtze Kiang
    the longest river of Asia; flows eastward from Tibet into the East China Sea near Shanghai
    Yazoo River
    a river that rises in west central Mississippi and flows southwest to empty into the Mississippi River above Vicksburg
    Yellow Sea
    part of the Pacific off the east coast of Asia
    Yellowstone River
    a tributary of the Missouri River that flows through the Yellowstone National Park
    Yenisei River
    a Russian river in Siberia; rises in mountains near the Mongolian border and flows generally northward into the Kara Sea
    Yosemite Falls
    a series of waterfalls in Yosemite National Park in California; is reduced to a trickle for part of each year
    Yukon River
    a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea
    Zambezi River
    an African river; flows into the Indian Ocean
    Canton River
    a river in southeast China that flows into the South China Sea
    Zuider Zee
    a former inlet of the North Sea in the northern coast of the Netherlands; sealed off from the sea in 1932 by a dam that created the IJsselmeer
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    backwater
    a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam
    bay, embayment
    an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
    channel
    a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
    drink
    any large deep body of water
    estuary
    the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix
    flowage
    a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area
    crossing, ford
    a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
    gulf
    an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay
    high sea, international waters
    the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
    inlet, recess
    an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
    lake
    a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
    briny, main
    any very large body of (salt) water
    mid-water
    the water that is well below the surface but also well above the bottom
    ocean
    a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
    offing
    the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area
    polynya
    a stretch of open water surrounded by ice (especially in Arctic seas)
    pool, puddle
    a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
    sea
    a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
    seven seas
    an informal expression for all of the oceans of the world
    shallow, shoal
    a stretch of shallow water
    sound
    a large ocean inlet or deep bay
    stream, watercourse
    a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    territorial waters
    the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction
    falls, waterfall
    a steep descent of the water of a river
    waterway
    a navigable body of water
    artificial lake, man-made lake, reservoir
    lake used to store water for community use
    bayou
    a swampy arm or slow-moving outlet of a lake (term used mainly in Mississippi and Louisiana)
    bight
    a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline
    billabong
    a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently
    branch
    a stream or river connected to a larger one
    brook, creek
    a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
    canal
    (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
    cascade
    a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
    cataract
    a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice
    cove
    a small inlet
    deep
    literary term for an ocean
    ditch
    any small natural waterway
    firth
    a long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland)
    fiord, fjord
    a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway
    Guantanamo Bay
    an inlet of the Caribbean Sea; a United States naval station was established on the bay in 1903
    gut
    a narrow channel or strait
    headstream
    a stream that forms the source of a river
    lagoon, laguna, lagune
    a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral
    loch
    Scottish word for a lake
    loch
    a long narrow inlet of the sea in Scotland (especially when it is nearly landlocked)
    lough
    Irish word for a lake
    mare clausum
    (closed sea) a navigable body of water under the jurisdiction of a single nation
    mare liberum
    (free sea) a navigable body of water to which all nations have equal access
    mud puddle
    a puddle of mud
    oxbow lake
    a crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel
    pond, pool
    a small lake
    rapid
    a part of a river where the current is very fast
    rill
    a small channel (as one formed by soil erosion)
    river
    a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
    rill, rivulet, run, runnel, streamlet
    a small stream
    South Sea
    any sea to the south of the equator (but especially the South Pacific)
    sound, strait
    a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
    tarn
    a mountain lake (especially one formed by glaciers)
    tidal river, tidal stream, tidewater river, tidewater stream
    a stream in which the effects of the tide extend far upstream
    tideway
    a channel in which a tidal current runs
    watercourse
    natural or artificial channel through which water flows
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    thing
    a separate and self-contained entity
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