Definitions

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

  • n. A drop of rain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A single droplet of rainwater that has just fallen or is falling from the sky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A drop of rain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drop of rain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a drop of rain

Etymologies

Compound of rain +‎ drop, attested in Old English (reġndropa, rēndropa). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The energy of the falling raindrop is all dissipated as heat, sound and (most of it) kinetic energy into the ground.

    ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Rain Power | Inhabitat

  • And among all the trillions of electrified pixels, a lone landscape architect — perhaps he's a descendant of Arnold de Ville or Harold N. Fisk, but definitely has watched Dr. Strangelove and The Matrix Reloaded one too many times — meticulously tracks the migration of a single water molecule: from that first dangling raindrop from a Category 5 hurricane all the way to its first contact with the earth, and then through its frothy journey from rivulets to streams to rivers to cataracts to reservoirs to the fountains of Rome.

    Super-Versailles

  • The amount of force exerted by a raindrop is a function of the terminal velocity and mass of the raindrop.

    Soil erosion and deposition

  • The long stroke of the raindrop, which is the drop and its path at once, being our impression of a shower, shows us how certainly our impression is the effect of the lagging, and not of the haste, of our senses.

    The Spirit of Place and Other Essays

  • We have heavy rain today and I was looking for a photo of what raindrops really look like (it isn't a "raindrop" shape) check out this movie

    the shape of rain

  • The "raindrop" effects and audacious harmonic progressions reminisce to Chopin and Brahms and look ahead to Ravel and Frank Martin.

    Audiophile Audition Headlines

  • Most raindrops are round or doughnut shaped, not "raindrop" shaped.

    Arizona Daily Wildcat

  • It is a consistent message and it is your brand, and without a strong message your blog is going to just end up being a raindrop lost in the ocean.

    How to Find Your Message and Stand Out | Write to Done

  • A single, shining raindrop hung suspended over the creek.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • A big wide telly means the director can use a full-length shot of a comedian without reducing his face to the size of a raindrop.

    Alan Davies: Television, standup and me

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