dewfall
noun Date: 1622 formation of dew; also the time when dew begins to deposit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dewfall — dew fall , n. The falling of dew; the time when dew begins to fall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dewfall — [do͞o′fôl΄] n. 1. the formation of dew 2. the time of the evening when this begins …   English World dictionary

  • Dewfall — This rare and long established surname is a dialectal transposition of the locational name Duffield, from a place called Duffield in Derbyshire, or from North and South Duffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire. All the placenames derive from the… …   Surnames reference

  • dewfall — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: so called from the erroneous belief that dew comes down like rain 1. : formation of dew; also : the time when dew begins to deposit 2. : the amount of moisture deposited during one period of dewfall a very heavy dewfall …   Useful english dictionary

  • dewfall — /dooh fawl , dyooh /, n. 1. formation of dew. 2. the time at which dew begins to form. [1615 25; DEW + FALL] * * * …   Universalium

  • dewfall — noun a) The forming of dew. b) The time when dew begins to form …   Wiktionary

  • dewfall — dew|fall [ˈdju:fo:l US ˈdu:fo:l] n [U] AmE the forming of dew or the time when dew begins to appear …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dewfall — noun literary the time of evening when dew begins to form …   English new terms dictionary

  • dewfall — noun (U) literary the forming of dew or the time when dew begins to appear …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gefrorener Tau — auf einem Laubblatt Tau auf einem Spinnennetz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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