- nounADJECTIVE▪ abundant, excessive, heavy, high▪
There have been heavy rainfalls this month.▪ low▪ moderate▪ normal▪ annual▪ average▪ local▪ seasonal▪ summer, winterVERB + RAINFALL▪ have, receive▪
The area has a high annual rainfall.▪ measure▪
Her work includes measuring the local rainfall.
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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 — 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