rainwater

[reyn-waw-ter, -wot-er]

noun

water fallen as rain.

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Nearby words

  1. rains,
  2. rainspout,
  3. rainsquall,
  4. rainstorm,
  5. rainwash,
  6. rainwater pipe,
  7. rainwater, james,
  8. rainwear,
  9. rainy,
  10. rainy day

Origin of rainwater

before 1000; Middle English rein water, Old English regn-wæter; see rain, water

Rainwater

[reyn-waw-ter, -wot-er]

noun

(Leo) James,1917–86, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1975.
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British Dictionary definitions for rainwater

rainwater

noun

water from rain (as distinguished from spring water, tap water, etc)
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Word Origin and History for rainwater

rainwater

n.

Old English renwæter; see rain (n.) + water (n.1).

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