downpour downpour  /ˈdaʊn pɔr/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a heavy rain

Usage(s):

  1. In 2000, a giant landfill collapsed during a downpour, killing at least 200 people.
  2. The unrelenting downpour in Basel gradually reduced Wednesday's game to a cross between football and water polo.
  3. In a spot storm above a city or just downwind of it, it's likely that nature alone isn't behind the downpour.

News

  1. VIDEO: Severe Downpour on Wisconsin Ave., Drivers Take Caution In Storm

    A deluge of rain obscures the driver's view no matter how fast the windshield wipers operate. Commuters stop the car in mid-traffic to wait for the downpour to end.  
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WUSA 9 Washington, D.C.

  2. Sudden downpour floods Charleston streets; more rain possible

    A torrential downpour around 7 p.m. Tuesday flooded Charleston streets and snarled traffic.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  3. Sudden downpour floods Charleston streets

    A torrential downpour around 7 p.m. Tuesday flooded Charleston streets and snarled traffic.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

Quotes

  1. "It starts by sporadic firings, then turns into a downpour and finishes by a storm," Netanyahu, the leader of the right-wing opposition Likud party, told army radio.
    on Feb 8, 2009 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: AFP

  2. "I think the biggest thing really is if we have a downpour and knowing what it's going to be like in the spray with the light refracting through the water," Red Bull driver David Coulthard told reporters. "We don't know how much it's going to...
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: David Coulthard Source: Times of India

  3. When asked how his team could slow down the Raiders, A&M defensive coordinator Joe Kines said, "Pray maybe for a torrential downpour. If it rained about 14 inches in the first quarter, that'd probably slow them down a little bit."
    on Oct 16, 2008 By: Joe Kines Source: Bucknuts.com

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