rain·​drop | \ˈrān-ˌdräp \

Definition of raindrop 

: a drop of rain

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This brings me to the clear bubble style, which inherently goes with everything, while the cocoon-like shape actually protects you from the raindrops—how novel! Joyann King, Harper's BAZAAR, "Can You Be Chic & Carry An Umbrella?," 1 Apr. 2014 Oh, and no show cancellations for raindrops this time — the Gang goes on rain or shine. New York Times, "Things to Do in New York: History, Funk and the Queens Night Market," 14 June 2018 Looking at the radar, there is a decent chance that all of us will see some raindrops before sunset, but not all of us will be subject to the same precipitation intensity. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "PM Update: Scattered thunderstorms persist through sunset. Mostly cloudy, warm and muggy with more afternoon storms on Sunday.," 26 May 2018 The wind wants your car to look like a raindrop, and anything else is a compromise. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Future of Automotive Aerodynamics," 19 June 2018 Her gut clenched every time a raindrop bounced off a rosebush leaf. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The geopolitics of the afterlife get messy in the new sci-fi spy novel Summerland," 17 June 2018 One raindrop might eventually reach the Pacific, while the other could flow into the Atlantic or Arctic oceans. John F. Ross, Smithsonian, "The Visionary John Wesley Powell Had a Plan for Developing the West, But Nobody Listened," 3 July 2018 All of a sudden, these golfball-sized raindrops start pouring down. Gab Ginsberg, Billboard, "Glass Animals Give Fans a Look at Their Stormy Red Rocks Set in 'The Other Side of Paradise' Video: Exclusive," 31 May 2018 The roll-up side cotton duck curtains work and may even stop a raindrop or two. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Jacques Kelly: Museum's restoration of Car 554 brings back the era of open summer streetcars," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of raindrop

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of raindrop was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of raindrop

: a single drop of rain


rain·​drop | \ˈrān-ˌdräp \

Kids Definition of raindrop

: a drop of rain

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