What does Rainy mean?

Definitions for Rainy
ˈreɪ nirainy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Rainy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. showery, rainyadjective

    (of weather) wet by periods of rain

    "showery weather"; "rainy days"


  1. rainyadjective

    Abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rainyadjective

    Showery; wet.

    Etymology: from rain.

    Our gayness and our gilt are all besmirch’d,
    With rainy marching in the painful field. William Shakespeare, Hen. V.

    A continual dropping in a very rainy day, and a contentious woman are alike. Prov. xxvii. 15.


  1. rainy

    Rain is water droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then 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 water for hydroelectric power plants, crop irrigation, and suitable conditions for many types of ecosystems. 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 (those with strong upward vertical motion) such as cumulonimbus (thunder clouds) 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. The urban heat island effect leads to increased rainfall, both in amounts and intensity, downwind of cities. Global warming is also causing changes in the precipitation pattern globally, including wetter conditions across eastern North America and drier conditions in the tropics. Antarctica is the driest continent. The globally averaged annual precipitation over land is 715 mm (28.1 in), but over the whole Earth it is much higher at 990 mm (39 in). Climate classification systems such as the Köppen classification system use average annual rainfall to help differentiate between differing climate regimes. Rainfall is measured using rain gauges. Rainfall amounts can be estimated by weather radar. Rain is also known or suspected on other planets, where it may be composed of methane, neon, sulfuric acid, or even iron rather than water.


  1. rainy

    Rainy refers to a type of weather condition that is characterized by frequent or significant amount of precipitation, typically in the form of water droplets from clouds, also known as rain. It can also refer to a period or region experiencing this type of weather.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rainyadjective

    abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season

  2. Etymology: [AS. regenig.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RAINY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rainy is ranked #76768 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rainy surname appeared 250 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rainy.

    60% or 150 total occurrences were White.
    32% or 80 total occurrences were Black.
    3.2% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rainy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rainy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Rainy in a Sentence

  1. Myint Thein:

    Flooding will be worst during the rainy season and high tide, dragging salty water up into the land.

  2. London Breed:

    With California still experiencing devastating drought and the uncertainty around this rainy season, we need to make tough decisions that will ensure that our water source continues to be reliable and dependable for the future, year after year, San Franciscans step up to conserve our most precious resource, resulting in one of the lowest water usage rates in California, and during this critical time, I know that our City will once again meet the call to reduce water use.

  3. Krishna Budhathoki:

    We want to be able to build a new home before the monsoon, but there's not enough time to do so now, and how can we build during the rainy season?

  4. Brandon Miller:

    By January, the Western states should be well into the rainy season and moisture levels would be high enough to keep the fire threat low.

  5. Mu Changchun:

    Why is the central bank still doing such a digital currency today when electronic payment methods are so developed? it is to protect our monetary sovereignty and legal currency status. We need to plan ahead for a rainy day.

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