Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A precipitation product, such as rain, snow, fog, or clouds, formed from the condensation of water vapor in the atmosphere.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Rain, snow and other precipitation products of the condensation of atmospheric water vapour

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A meteor or atmospheric phenomenon dependent upon the vapor of water; -- in the pl., a general term for the whole aqueous phenomena of the atmosphere, as rain, snow, hail, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A meteor or atmospheric phenomenon dependent upon the vapor of water; in the plural, all the aqueous phenomena of the atmosphere, as rain, hail, snow, etc.

Etymologies

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hydro- +‎ meteor

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  • Now "damp" would work sans explanation;

    More pompously there's "precipitation."

    But hear my confiteor:

    I say "hydrometeor"

    For pleasure of nerdy obfuscation.

    July 27, 2015