Definitions for rainreɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
water that is condensed from the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere and falls to earth in drops.
a rainfall, rainstorm, or shower.
rains, the rainy season; seasonal rainfall.
weather marked by steady or frequent rainfall.
a heavy and continuous descent or inflicting of anything:
a rain of blows; a rain of vituperation.
(v.i.)(of rain) to fall (usu. used impersonally with it as subject):
It rained all night.
to fall like rain:
Tears rained from their eyes.
to send down rain.
(v.t.)to send down as or like rain.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to offer or bestow in great quantity; shower:
to rain favors upon a person.
rain out, to cancel or postpone because of rain.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for rain:
rain cats and dogs,to rain very heavily or steadily.
Origin of rain:
bef. 900; (n.) ME rein; OE regn, rēn, c. D, G regen, ON regn, Go rign; (v.) ME reinen, OE regnian
water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
anything happening rapidly or in quick successive
"a rain of bullets"; "a pelting of insults"
rain, rain down(verb)
precipitate as rain
"If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
water that falls from the clouds
heavy/light rain; We walked home in the rain.
heavy, prolonged tropical rainfall that happen during a particular season
The rains had come early that year.
(of water) to fall from the clouds
It's been raining hard all afternoon.
stopped because of rain
The baseball game was rained out.
Condensed water falling from a cloud.
Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops.
An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air.
A rain of mortar fire fell on our trenches.
To have rain fall from the sky.
It will rain today.
To fall in large quantities.
Bombs rained from the sky.
To issue (something) in large quantities.
The boxer rained punches on his opponent's head.
Origin: reyn, rein, from regn, from regnaz (compare West Frisian rein, Dutch regen, German Regen, Danish regn), from pre-Germanic -, from Hreǵ 'to flow' (cf. Latin rigo, Lithuanian rõki 'drizzling rain', Albanian rrjedh 'to flow, drip').
water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops
to fall in drops from the clouds, as water; -- used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains
to fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears rained from their eyes
to pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds
to bestow in a profuse or abundant manner; as, to rain favors upon a person
Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then precipitated—that is, become heavy enough to fall under gravity. Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth. It provides suitable conditions for many types of ecosystem, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation. The major cause of rain production is moisture moving along three-dimensional zones of temperature and moisture contrasts known as weather fronts. If enough moisture and upward motion is present, precipitation falls from convective clouds such as cumulonimbus which can organize into narrow rainbands. In mountainous areas, heavy precipitation is possible where upslope flow is maximized within windward sides of the terrain at elevation which forces moist air to condense and fall out as rainfall along the sides of mountains. On the leeward side of mountains, desert climates can exist due to the dry air caused by downslope flow which causes heating and drying of the air mass. The movement of the monsoon trough, or intertropical convergence zone, brings rainy seasons to savannah climes.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Water particles that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'rain' among Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1720
Written Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'rain' among Written Corpus Frequency: #1588
Word rank popularity for 'rain' among Nouns Frequency: #736
Word rank popularity for 'rain' among Verbs Frequency: #904
Translations for rain
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
water falling from the clouds in liquid drops
We've had a lot of rain today; walking in the rain; We had flooding because of last week's heavy rains.
- chuvaPortuguese (BR)
- der RegenGerman
- 비, 빗물Korean
- باران، ورينګى، اورښت وريا، هرهغه شى چه دباران په شان وريږىPashto
- 雨Chinese (Trad.)
- cơn mưaVietnamese
- 雨Chinese (Simp.)
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