|1.||[ noun ] (geography) the level of the surface of a body of water|
|Related terms:||elevation sea_level|
|2.||[ noun ] (geology) underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water|
: "spring rains had raised the water table"
|3.||[ noun ] (nautical) a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship|
|Related terms:||line load_line|
|4.||[ noun ] a water gauge that shows the level by showing the surface of the water in a trough or U-shaped tube|