Meaning of waterworks
Pronunciation: (wô'tur-wûrks", wot'ur-), [key]
— pl. -works.
- a complete system of reservoirs, pipelines, conduits, etc., by which water is collected, purified, stored, and pumped to urban users.
- a pumping station or a purifying station of such a system.
- Sometimes,a spectacular display of water, mechanically produced, as for a pageant.
- tears, or the source of tears: to turn on the waterworks.
- the kidneys.
- waterworks (Thesaurus)