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rain·drop

 (rān′drŏp′)
n.
A drop of rain.

raindrop

(ˈreɪndrɒp)
n
one of the mass of small drops of water that fall from the sky when it is raining

rain•drop

(ˈreɪnˌdrɒp)

n.
a drop of rain.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raindrop - a drop of rainraindrop - a drop of rain      
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
drib, driblet, drop - a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); "he had a drop too much to drink"; "a drop of each sample was analyzed"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"; "years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling
Translations
قَطْرَه
kapka deště
regndråbe
pluvero
esõcsepp
regndropi
dažďová kvapka
dežna kaplja
yağmur damlası

raindrop

[ˈreɪndrɒp] Ngota f de lluvia

raindrop

[ˈreɪndrɒp] ngoutte f de pluie

raindrop

[ˈreɪnˌdrɒp] ngoccia di pioggia

rain

(rein) noun
1. water falling from the clouds in liquid drops. We've had a lot of rain today; walking in the rain; We had flooding because of last week's heavy rains.
2. a great number of things falling like rain. a rain of arrows.
verb
1. (only with it as subject) to cause rain to fall. I think it will rain today.
2. to (cause to) fall like rain. Arrows rained down on the soldiers.
ˈrainy adjective
having (many) showers of rain. a rainy day; the rainy season; rainy weather.
ˈraininess noun
ˈrainbow noun
the coloured arch sometimes seen in the sky opposite the sun when rain is falling.
ˈrain check: take a rain check
(American) (to ask) to do something at a later time. Thanks for inviting me to dinner, but can I take a rain check on it?
ˈraincoat noun
a waterproof coat worn to keep out the rain.
ˈraindrop noun
a single drop of rain.
ˈrainfall noun
the amount of rain that falls in a certain place in a certain time. We haven't had much rainfall this year; the annual rainfall.
ˈrain forest noun
a thick tropical forest in a region where it rains a lot.
ˈrain-gauge noun
an instrument for measuring rainfall.
keep/save etc for a rainy day
to keep (especially money) until one needs it or in case one may need it.
rain cats and dogs
to rain very hard.
the rains
(in tropical countries) the rainy season.
(as) right as rain
perfectly all right; completely well.
References in classic literature ?
All about us we could hear the felty beat of the raindrops on the soft dust of the farmyard.
Somewhere a storm was gathering, but only a small cloud had scattered some raindrops lightly, sprinkling the road and the sappy leaves.
We find him next, or rather get back to him, standing forlorn in the cold autumn rain at a suburban street corner in Blackburg; and it seems right to explain now that the raindrops falling upon him there were really not dark and gummy; they only failed to make his face and hands less so.
The rustle of the poplar leaves about the house worried her, it sounded so like pattering raindrops, and the full, faraway roar of the gulf, to which she listened delightedly at other times, loving its strange, sonorous, haunting rhythm, now seemed like a prophecy of storm and disaster to a small maiden who particularly wanted a fine day.
A heavy, lowering storm cloud had blown up, and big raindrops were falling.
I put a small pot of water in the cage, though they never could have tasted water yet unless they drink the raindrops off the beech leaves.
Every thread of that old attire has become faded and thin under the stroke of raindrops, the burn of sunbeams, and the stress of winds.
Anne awoke to find raindrops pattering against her window and shadowing the pond's gray surface with widening rings; hills and sea were hidden in mist, and the whole world seemed dim and dreary.
His clothes were shiny from the wet; raindrops hung from his beard.
He thought of the nights in the barn when it rained and he lay awake hearing the drumming of the raindrops and smelling the warm smell of horses and of hay.
While we were walking over it, along with a party of horsemen, I noticed that even the larger raindrops made it shake.
How it "wuthered" and how the big raindrops poured down and beat against the pane!