Meaning of RAINFALL in English

RAINFALL

/rayn"fawl'/ , n.

1. a fall or shower of rain.

2. the amount of water falling in rain, snow, etc., within a given time and area, usually expressed as a hypothetical depth of coverage: a rainfall of 70 inches a year.

[ 1840-50; RAIN + FALL ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .