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Definition of "raindrop" [rain•drop]

  • A drop of rain. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "raindrop" in a sentence
  • "The energy of the falling raindrop is all dissipated as heat, sound and (most of it) kinetic energy into the ground."
  • "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."
  • "The amount of force exerted by a raindrop is a function of the terminal velocity and mass of the raindrop."