Waterspot can't be found ???

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whl626

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Do you think it is strange that this common word can't be found in some dictionaries either American Heritage or Cambridge.

By the way, is there such a word called ' quitshow ' ?
 

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You're certainly right about that. Wow. Interesting, isn't it?

My "Oxford Dictionary of Current English" doesn't even have it. Hmm.
But, if you check the 4th edition of the American Heritage, you'll find the following entry:

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

watersport

SYLLABICATION: wa·ter·sport
PRONUNCIATION: wôtr-spôrt, -sprt, wtr-
NOUN: A sport played or undertaken on or in the water, as swimming, snorkeling, or surfing.
 

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Casiopea said:
You're certainly right about that. Wow. Interesting, isn't it?

My "Oxford Dictionary of Current English" doesn't even have it. Hmm.
But, if you check the 4th edition of the American Heritage, you'll find the following entry:

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

watersport

SYLLABICATION: wa·ter·sport
PRONUNCIATION: wôtr-spôrt, -sprt, wtr-
NOUN: A sport played or undertaken on or in the water, as swimming, snorkeling, or surfing.

I mean ' waterspot ' not ' watersport ' :p . It is supposed to be a water mark left on something after being washed :)
 

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Cambridge online doesn't have it.
Dictionary.com doesn't have it.
Bartelby doesn't have it.
MSN doesn't have it.
My Collins dictionary doesn't have it.


I could only find one entry, at M-W:

Main Entry: water spot
Function: noun
Date: 1939
: a physiological disorder of citrus fruits in the rainy season in which the epidermal air spaces of the rind become filled with liquid


What makes you think it's a common word?? Where did you hear it? :confused:
 

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Maybe the reason it's not there is because it's two words, not one:

water spot, an adjective plus a noun (?) It's a guess :)

Example:

"Your glass left a ring (water spot) on my wooden coffee table."
 

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shane said:
Cambridge online doesn't have it.
Dictionary.com doesn't have it.
Bartelby doesn't have it.
MSN doesn't have it.
My Collins dictionary doesn't have it.


I could only find one entry, at M-W:

Main Entry: water spot
Function: noun
Date: 1939
: a physiological disorder of citrus fruits in the rainy season in which the epidermal air spaces of the rind become filled with liquid


What makes you think it's a common word?? Where did you hear it? :confused:

http://www.englishdaily626.com/ads-febreze.html

I got it from ' Febreze ' advertisement, but when I tried to retrieve it from history. I couldn't locate the page anymore. By the way I've already copied the sentences to the above link. It even uses it as a verb. Strange to me.

( can I say copy the ' wording ' ?
 

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General (1 matching dictionary)

- water spot : Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 10th Edition

Business (1 matching dictionary)

- Water Spot : Homeglossary.com
 
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