downpour

[doun-pawr, -pohr]

noun

a heavy, drenching rain.

Nearby words

  1. download,
  2. downmarket,
  3. downpatrick,
  4. downpipe,
  5. downplay,
  6. downrange,
  7. downrate,
  8. downregulation,
  9. downrigger,
  10. downright

Origin of downpour

First recorded in 1805–15; down1 + pour

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British Dictionary definitions for downpour

downpour

noun

a heavy continuous fall of rain
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Word Origin and History for downpour

downpour

n.

1811, from down (adv.) + pour.

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