Definition of rainwater
: water fallen as rain that has not collected soluble matter from the soil and is therefore soft
Examples of rainwater in a Sentence
a bucket filled with rainwater
Recent Examples of rainwater from the Web
Robertson attributed the flooding to the confluence of water surging into Lake Pontchartrain from Cindy and rainwater pumped out of New Orleans and Metairie through the 17th Street Canal.
Like Bermuda's corrugated limestone rooftops—built by the earliest inhabitants to collect rainwater when faced with a dearth of fresh water sources—these circular gateways, called moongates, have become synonymous with Bermudian architecture.
Kudos to the company who is now placing finishing touches on the bridge that will hopefully direct rainwater faster than before with the larger pipes install under the bridge.
The idea is to hold onto more of the rainwater now drained out to sea for flood control.
A man called police after rainwater caused flooding in front of his house 6:10 p.m. May 28.
First, rain of any given amount now produces higher river crests than ever because urbanization increases the runoff of rainwater (and even snowmelt) up to six times what would occur on natural terrain.
For starters, flowers and plants that thrive in the KC metro help keep area streams and rivers from being flooded with too much rainwater, said Schmidt, a water quality specialist for the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program.
The center includes environmentally sustainable architectural designs, including cisterns to capture rainwater and surfaces that absorb stormwater runoff.
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First Known Use of rainwater
before 12th century
Definition of Rainwater
L(eo) James 1917–1986 American physicist
RAINWATER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rainwater for English Language Learners
: water that falls as rain
RAINWATER Defined for Kids
Definition of rainwater for Students
: water from rain
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