rainfall
noun Date: 1854 1. the amount of precipitation usually measured by the depth in inches 2. rain 2a

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  • Rainfall — Rain fall (r[=a]n f[add]l ), n. A fall or descent of rain; the water, or amount of water, that falls in rain; as, the average annual rainfall of a region. [1913 Webster] Supplied by the rainfall of the outer ranges of Sinchul and Singaleleh.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rainfall — Rainfall, italienischer Wein, s. Prosecco …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • rainfall — (n.) 1850, from RAIN (Cf. rain) (n.) + FALL (Cf. fall) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rainfall — ► NOUN 1) the fall of rain. 2) the quantity of rain falling within a given area in a given time …   English terms dictionary

  • rainfall — [rān′fôl΄] n. 1. a falling of rain; shower 2. the amount of precipitation falling over a given area in a given period of time: it is stated in terms of the depth of water that has fallen into a rain gauge …   English World dictionary

  • rainfall — n. 1) to measure rainfall 2) annual, yearly; average; heavy; light; measurable; normal rainfall * * * [ reɪnfɔːl] average heavy light measurable normal rainfall yearly annual to measure rainfall …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rainfall — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ abundant, excessive, heavy, high ▪ There have been heavy rainfalls this month. ▪ low ▪ moderate …   Collocations dictionary

  • rainfall — UK [ˈreɪnˌfɔːl] / US [ˈreɪnˌfɔl] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms rainfall : singular rainfall plural rainfalls the amount of rain that falls in a particular area during a particular period of time Annual rainfall was lower last year than… …   English dictionary

  • rainfall — rain|fall [ˈreınfo:l US fo:l] n [U and C] the amount of rain that falls on an area in a particular period of time ▪ We ve had a long period of low rainfall. ▪ The city has received only half its average rainfall of four inches …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rainfall — [[t]re͟ɪnfɔːl[/t]] rainfalls N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Rainfall is the amount of rain that falls in a place during a particular period. There have been four years of below average rainfall …   English dictionary

  • rainfall — /rayn fawl /, n. 1. a fall or shower of rain. 2. the amount of water falling in rain, snow, etc., within a given time and area, usually expressed as a hypothetical depth of coverage: a rainfall of 70 inches a year. [1840 50; RAIN + FALL] * * * …   Universalium

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