Definition of Drains

1. Noun. (plural of drain) ¹



2. Verb. Third person singular simple present of ''to drain.'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drains

1. drain [v] - See also: drain

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drains

drained
drainer
drainers
draining
draining board
draining boards
drainings
drainlike
drainmaker
drainmakers
draino
drainpipe
drainpipes
drainplug
drainplugs
drains (current term)
draintile
draintiles
draintrap
draintraps
drainwork
drainworks
draisene
draisenes
draisine
draisines
drait
drake
drakes
dralon

Literary usage of Drains

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1. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.by Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"The main or receiving drains are always, it is noticed, made a little deeper than the others, having more water to convey, and farther to carry it in mod ..."

2. Irrigation Engineering by Arthur Powell Davis, Herbert Michael Wilson (1919)
"charged through the drains. The effort, therefore, musu be to reverse the ... Classification of drains.—With respect to their functions, drains may be ..."

3. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1908)
"The remainder of the trench is filled with earth so that these drains do not ... The side drains and shoulder drains tend to keep the road.bed dry and also ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"House drains consist of a system of nearly horizontal piping in the cellar or ... The object of house drains is to receive the waste water and other matter ..."

5. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1870)
"The Periodical drains 217 III.—The Non-Periodical Home drains 220 IV. ... I do not propose to deal with Foreign drains of gold (the consideration of which ..."

6. Farm Drainage: The Principles, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land with by Henry Flagg French (1859)
"drains across the Slope let Water out as well as Receive it. ... Shallow drains first tried in England.—10000 Miles of Shallow drains laid in Scotland by ..."

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