From Middle English reinwater, from Old English reÄ¡nwæter (“rainwater"), equivalent to rain +"Ž water. Cognate with Dutch regenwater (“rainwater"), German Regenwasser (“rainwater"), Swedish regnvatten (“rainwater").
Rainwater Sentence Examples
Water butts are used to recycle rainwater for the garden.
The water supply of the city was formerly obtained from rainwater tanks on the walls or by carriage from springs a few miles inland.
Streams of rainwater, formed by condensation of exhaled steam often mingled with volcanic ashes so as to produce mud, are known as lava d'acqua, whilst the streams of molten matter are called lava di fuoco.
A locked gate at the front leads to a passage by the side of the house where there are two rainwater butts.
This will make rainwater drain away from the pond instead of into it.