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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ These multiplied especially along the routes and inland waterways of the region.
▪ The project is based on the theme of the inland waterway and its significance historically, socially, environmentally and culturally.
▪ Warehousing &038; Trade A variety of cargoes, as diverse as Britain's industries, has been carried on the inland waterways.
▪ Sea, inland waterway, and road transport came under the control of the Commissariat as well as the railways.
▪ The Chattahoochee was too shallow to keep barges afloat in the navigable waterway south of Atlanta.
▪ Since good navigable waterways run from Houston to Pittsburgh, they decided to ship the fabricated steel in barges.
▪ There has been a navigable waterway to Exeter, in fact, since the sixteenth century.
▪ The overall length of the aqueduct is 94 metres and provides a navigable waterway 4 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep.
▪ But perhaps the worst problem was the treatment of physical assets like roads, waterways, buildings, and machinery.
▪ Cruise through the romantic illuminated waterways to a background of soft music.
▪ Not only the air we breathe but the natural waterways of the world are endangered.
▪ Several small waterways have also played their part in Tewkesbury's history.
▪ The waterways are incredibly peaceful with a wealth of wildlife and some incredibly beautiful scenery.
▪ The circular waterway remained until the early nineteenth-century when it was filled and converted into a road.
▪ The steamer swings lowing through crowded waterways.
▪ There has been a navigable waterway to Exeter, in fact, since the sixteenth century.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Waterway \Wa"ter*way`\, n. (Naut.) Heavy plank or timber extending fore and aft the whole length of a vessel's deck at the line of junction with the sides, forming a channel to the scuppers, which are cut through it. In iron vessels the waterway is variously constructed.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English wæterweg; see water (n.1) + way (n.).


n. 1 A body of water, such as a river, channel or canal, that is navigable. 2 A conduit or watercourse, such as on the deck of a ship, to drain water.

  1. n. a navigable body of water

  2. a conduit through which water flows [syn: watercourse]


A waterway is any navigable body of water. A shipping route consists of one or several waterways. Waterways can include rivers, lakes, seas, oceans, and canals. In order for a waterway to be navigable, it must meet several criteria:

  • The waterway must be deep enough to allow the draft depth of the vessels using it;
  • The waterway must be wide enough to allow passage for the beam width of the vessels using it;
  • The waterway must be free of barriers to navigation such as waterfalls and rapids, or have a way around them (such as canal locks, boat lifts,etc.);
  • The current of the waterway must be mild enough to allow vessels to make headway.

Vessels using waterways vary from small animal-drawn barges to immense ocean tankers and ocean liners, such as cruise ships.

Usage examples of "waterway".

They reached a park, where the moonlight glimmered on the waters of a curving canal - one of those serpentine waterways where aquaplaners frequently disported for the benefit of newsreel photographers.

The ostensible reason for their visit was to study and photograph the animals and birdlife of the delta or to troll for the glittering striped tigerfish that shoaled in the waterways.

On the other hand we saw new boats still being made and launched, though the waterways and canals bombed by the enemy occasionally held up delivery of the XXI sections at the appointed time.

The vegetation was similar to that which covers the lawns of the red Martians of the great waterways, but the trees and birds were unlike anything that I had ever seen upon Mars, and then through the further trees I could see that most un-Martian of all sights--an open sea, its blue waters shimmering beneath the brazen sun.

I was glad when we turned off onto South Myrtle, a short street nestled between Boeing Field and the Duwamish Waterway.

He was unaware that the car behind followed him along the waterfront and under the West Seattle Bridge, dropping back only when he pulled into his favorite parking spot along the Duwamish West Waterway off Klikitat.

He probably had a boat stashed to take them through the swamp to the Intracoastal Waterway then to Elizabeth City and through Albemarle Sound to the Banks.

Once it was safely in the open water of the Intracoastal Waterway, Garrett turned into the wind and cut the engine.

The only thing separating brave joggers from a fifty-foot fall into the Intracoastal Waterway was a waist-high guardrail.

Craig Lang threw himself into the rushing black waters of the Intracoastal Waterway.

The sound is part of the intracoastal waterway that offers boats clear passage all the way to Florida.

The sound was part of the Intracoastal Waterway, which ran behind the barrier islands and offered passage to boats traveling up and down the coast.

A small boat, navigation lights glowing green and red, moved west past the point, following the buoys of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Natalie could see the Intracoastal Waterway slicing south through a mad web of inlets, bays, estuaries, and coastal marshes.

And the location was just right, too, a funky city neighborhood one and a half blocks off the Intracoastal Waterway separating West Palm Beach from the rarified mansions of Palm Beach.