downpour vs waterspout what difference

what is difference between downpour and waterspout

English

Etymology

down- +‎ pour

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdaʊn.pɔː(ɹ)/

Noun

downpour (plural downpours)

  1. A heavy rain.
    Synonyms: cloudburst, rainstorm

Translations

Verb

downpour (third-person singular simple present downpours, present participle downpouring, simple past and past participle downpoured)

  1. (intransitive) To pour down; rain heavily.

Derived terms

  • downpouring

Translations

Anagrams

  • pour down


English

Etymology

water +‎ spout

Noun

waterspout (plural waterspouts)

  1. A whirlwind that forms over water, not associated with a mesocyclone of a thunderstorm (contrary to a true tornado).
  2. A true tornado that passes over a body of water.
  3. A channel through which water is discharged, especially from the gutters of a roof.

Quotations

water tornado
  • 1922, Katherine Mansfield, At The Bay [1]
    Stanley turned over on his back and kicked with his legs till he was a living waterspout.

Hypernyms

(windstorm):

  • whirlwind

Related terms

  • landspout

Coordinate terms

(windstorm):

  • dust devil

See also

(windstorm):

  • fire whirl

(water discharge channel):

  • gargoyle

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