Definitions for rainreɪn
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
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Water particles that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.
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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