What is another word for waterways?

Pronunciation: [wˈɔːtəwˌe͡ɪz] (IPA)

Waterways are any natural or artificial route by which water flows. Synonyms for waterways include canals, inlets, estuaries, rivers, streams, brooks, creeks, tributaries, channels, straits, and passages. Canals are artificial waterways used for transportation or irrigation. Inlets are the areas where water enters land from the sea. Estuaries are the tidal mouths of rivers, and they are often rich breeding grounds for marine life. Rivers are large natural waterways that flow through landscapes. Streams, brooks, and creeks are smaller natural waterways that often merge to form rivers. Tributaries are smaller rivers that flow into larger ones. Channels and straits are narrow waterways between bodies of land. Passages are narrow waterways for the passage of ships or boats.

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Usage examples for Waterways

The Villard combination have so far had almost complete control of the railways and waterways, and the rates charged have been enormous.
"Two Years in Oregon"
Wallis Nash
These waterways were the Canal de Haro and the Rosario Straits.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs
It is rather odd that though Cornwall is so liberally endowed with coast-line, so that at no part of the Duchy is one really far from the sea, yet she should have in addition these delightful winding waterways cutting deeply and widely into her south coast and affording excellent means of transit.
G. E. Mitton

Famous quotes with Waterways

  • We were also able to do a great deal of work to improve highways, airports and airways, waterways, and railways, all of which are important and have provided a better quality of life and economic development opportunities for my constituents.
    Nick Lampson
  • all industrial plants, all important electrical facilities, water works, gas works, food stores and clothing stores; all bridges, all railway and communication installations, all waterways, all ships, all freight cars and all locomotives.
    William L. Shirer

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