Synonyms for rainwater

Grammar : Noun
Spell : reyn-waw-ter, -wot-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈreɪnˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər

Définition of rainwater

Origin :
  • Old English renwæter; see rain (n.) + water (n.1).
  • As in water : noun pure liquid hydrogen and oxygen
Example sentences :
  • Below this opening was a shallow basin into which the rainwater fell.
  • Extract from : « Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae » by Jennie Hall
  • Then I went to the rainwater tub, with my heart up in my throat.
  • Extract from : « The Prairie Mother » by Arthur Stringer
  • The rainwater, instead of feeding the springs, now ran swiftly away.
  • Extract from : « Conservation Reader » by Harold W. Fairbanks
  • They were more than a thousand feet high, with a pond of rainwater at the bottom.
  • Extract from : « Great African Travellers » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • "The news with us is, that we're out of rainwater," Rufe replied.
  • Extract from : « The Young Surveyor; » by J. T. Trowbridge
  • The water highly prized and sold is the rainwater caught in tanks.
  • Extract from : « Shadow and Light » by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
  • After a few seconds I withdrew it and washed it very gently in rainwater.
  • Extract from : « The Invention of Lithography » by Alois Senefelder
  • You'm only a drop o' rainwater,' said the little hairy thing.
  • Extract from : « Furze the Cruel » by John Trevena
  • My shoulder-blade encountered the sharp edge of a rainwater pipe.
  • Extract from : « Foe-Farrell » by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • In the displuviate, there are beams which slope outwards, supporting the roof and throwing the rainwater off.
  • Extract from : « Ten Books on Architecture » by Vitruvius

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