Noun Waterproof Definition and Examples


Noun:

Waterproof

Pronunciation:

/ˈwɔːtəpruːf/

Definition:
1.

adjective

Impervious to water.
  1. 'It's also good to know the help is there as a waterproof jacket if I need it.'
  2. 'Strong waterproof footwear and protective outdoor clothing is advisable, as is a change of clothes.'
  3. 'Therefore warm, waterproof clothing is absolutely essential, plus thermal boots.'
  4. 'The association had pleaded for an increase of 5 per cent in the price of commercial plywood and 10 per cent on commercial and waterproof board and waterproof ply.'
  5. 'Indicators of consistent poverty include lack of heating, at least one day in the previous two weeks without a substantial meal, no warm waterproof overcoat or only one pair of strong shoes.'
  6. 'A little climb brought sight of the top end of Gouthwaite Reservoir and in no time we were sitting on a bench by its reed fringed water, gazing at the ducks, eating our sandwiches and pulling off waterproof trousers.'
  7. 'You'd think I'd know better, wouldn't you, than to look at a clear November sky and decide to leave my hat and my waterproof coat behind?'
  8. 'By ancient standards, I am hopelessly spoiled - I have warm clothes, waterproof shoes, indoor plumbing, reliable heating, a comfy bed and a thick feather duvet.'
  9. 'We seldom leave home without an umbrella or some sort of waterproof clothing ‘just in case’ and take a great interest in weather forecasts since what happens plays a big part in the direction of the daily lives of many of us.'
  10. 'All they could find was a camper's waterproof match container.'
  11. 'waterproof ink'
  12. 'Your water-proof mascara will run all the way down to your socks.'
  13. 'I had foolishly not put on waterproof mascara either, not expecting to need it!'
  14. 'Individual animals were identified by marking the tails with waterproof black ink.'
  15. 'Waterproof mascara is a must on the beach.'
  16. 'This waterproof coating will not wash off, thicken in cold conditions or attract dirt like oil lubricants do.'
  17. 'The inks are waterproof, alcohol and pigment based.'
  18. 'I marked individual sap holes with waterproof ink and periodically returned to them to measure their length and width and to note sap flow and the location of adjacent holes.'

noun

A garment, especially a coat, that keeps out water.
  1. 'It is very important to wear really good quality waterproofs.'
  2. 'Families planning a day out today were warned to pack waterproofs and brollies as heavy showers were forecast, although temperatures might get to 20C.'
  3. 'Short, stocky, bearded, wearing what appeared to be waterproofs, he sat staring out of the window at the harbour below.'
  4. 'The North York Moors are beautiful and if we'd had more time and our waterproofs with us, it would have been great to stop off along the way.'
  5. 'On their second day the group experienced mixed weather, including rain that required putting on waterproofs, during their 18-mile walk.'
  6. 'For £3.50 a-week, riders will have the use of a scooter and a crash helmet, insurance, fluorescent gear and waterproofs.'
  7. 'On deck, she bids farewell to the other officers, who line up in their blue uniform waterproofs to bid her farewell.'
  8. 'You can imagine the impossible situation in mid-summer trying to make our market staff wear full waterproofs on a hot day, working amongst cattle under already steamy conditions.'
  9. 'The weather had been fine when we set off and I hadn't brought waterproofs.'
  10. 'It's only a drop of water after all, so we pulled out the waterproofs and trotted down to Taunton for a weekly taste of town just the same.'

verb

Make impervious to water.
  1. 'The bell-tower, through which water was seeping into the bricks below, had to be waterproofed in 1991.'
  2. 'This then has to be completely waterproofed on the outer surface.'
  3. 'The group channel was put back into the sets and the operators set to work waterproofing the vehicles.'
  4. 'Many kinds of vehicles were waterproofed for D-Day, including tanks and jeeps.'
  5. 'A coating of pine resin waterproofed the fir splice and his skis.'
  6. 'Eliminating the longitudinal joints also does away with the labor-intensive job of waterproofing them.'
  7. 'New boots should be waterproofed, and the heels and soles sealed before they are used.'
  8. 'We waterproofed the structure with a layer of recycled floor-matting rubber that is invisible from inside and out.'
  9. 'Enclosed are ideas for embellishing your fabric and waterproofing it to make a beautiful raincoat.'
  10. 'Each cell is waterproofed by two sheets of glass angled to each other in the horizontal plane, cemented together and to the surrounding steel.'
((n.) A substance or preparation for rendering cloth, leather, etc., impervious to water.|--|(n.) Cloth made waterproof, or any article made of such cloth, or of other waterproof material, as rubber; esp., an outer garment made of such material.|--|)



Examples:

The young campers were kited out with new waterproof jackets.
This is a waterproof watch.
This is a waterproof clock.


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