from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instrument for measuring rainfall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for measuring the rain that falls; a rain gauge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine or an instrument designed to measure the quantity of rainfall. See rain-gage.


Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)


  • In the years 1845 and '6, from July to January, within a period of six months, _ten feet of rain_ was measured by an ombrometer, having fallen at Hong-Kong.

    Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas


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