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 Dictionary entry overview: What does waterworks mean? 

  The noun WATERWORKS has 2 senses:

1. a public utility that provides water
2. workplace where water is stored and purified and distributed for a community

  Familiarity information: WATERWORKS used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1waterworks [BACK TO TOP]


A public utility that provides water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


water company; waterworks

Hypernyms ("waterworks" is a kind of...):

public utility; public utility company; public-service corporation; utility (a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation)

Sense 2waterworks [BACK TO TOP]


Workplace where water is stored and purified and distributed for a community

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("waterworks" is a kind of...):

work; workplace (a place where work is done)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)

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