rainwater


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rain·wa·ter

 (rān′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
Water that has fallen as rain and contains little dissolved mineral matter.

rainwater

(ˈreɪnˌwɔːtə)
n
(Physical Geography) water from rain (as distinguished from spring water, tap water, etc)

rain•wa•ter

(ˈreɪnˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

n.
water fallen as rain.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rainwater - drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from cloudsrainwater - drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
fresh water, freshwater - water that is not salty
Translations

rainwater

[ˈreɪnwɔːtəʳ] Nagua f de lluvia

rainwater

[ˈreɪnwɔːtər] neau f de pluie

rainwater

[ˈreɪnˌwɔːtəʳ] nacqua piovana
References in classic literature ?
He extended his hands, and drank greedily of the rainwater that had lodged in a hollow of the rock.
Here and there they met with rainwater collected in the hollows of the rocks, but more than once they were reduced to the utmost extremity; and some of the men had recourse to the last expedient to avoid perishing.
The bread is two- thirds rainwater, the beefsteak-pie is exceedingly rich in it, and the jam, and the butter, and the salt, and the coffee have all combined with it to make soup.
There was some small game which gave us meat, and the little pools of rainwater were sufficient to quench our thirst.
If you do I'll drag you down to the rainwater hogshed and drop you in," said Anne unsympathetically.
He's sleeping out and far to-night,'" Sheldon quoted, as he thought of the dead man in the sand and the rainwater trickling down upon the cold clay.
com)-- Based on analysis of more than 80% of the industry, the report identifies a number of opportunities for rainwater harvesting in 2016 as household water consumption exceeds 9 billion litres a day and will rise by a further 5% to 2020.
Reports reaching from different localities of the provincial capital including Sariab Road, Sabzal Road, Brewery Road, Spiny Road, Kasi Road, Mizan Chowk, Prince Road, Musa Colony, Sabzal Road, Wahdat Colony, Nawan Colony and others said that rainwater entered the houses and shops after sewerage system was choked in most of the city areas.
It also provides that the city shall encourage and support the adaptation and development of appropriate technology related to rainwater utilization by medium to large size commercial, institutional and industrial establishments including medium to high-end residential subdivisions which are primarily consuming high volume of freshwater.
Qatar Charity (QC) is implementing a rainwater purification project in Gaza Strip that will benefit schools and government buildings.
Summary: The department of public works and services formed a special committee to handle rainwater issues.
HYDERABAD -- The Commissioner Hyderabad Syed Asif Haider Shah has asked the Managing Director Water and Sanitation Agency and other concerned departments to utilize all resources and ensure early disposal of accumulated rainwater from the low lying areas of Hyderabad.