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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rainingadjective

    falling in drops or as if falling like rain

    "watched the raining apple blossoms"

Wikipedia

  1. raining

    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.

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  1. raining

    Raining refers to the natural phenomenon of water droplets falling from the sky. This occurs when moisture held in clouds condenses and becomes too heavy to stay airborne, causing it to fall to the ground due to gravity, typically convective, stratiform, and orographic in nature. It is a key aspect of the water cycle and is responsible for providing most of the fresh water on Earth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raining

    of Rain

Editors Contribution

  1. rainingverb

    Verb form of the word rain.

    They loved to wear Wellingtons when it's raining.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 29, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'raining' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4155

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raining in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of raining in a Sentence

  1. David Clubb:

    Given the blows the UK government are raining down onto the renewable energy sector on both consents and subsidies, ministers will be heading to the Paris climate discussions with their credibility in tatters.

  2. Michael Ochs:

    The world has turned against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine, the destruction that Russian bombs are raining down on innocent civilians has so outraged the world that the strongest global economic sanctions ever taken have been imposed on your country … This is not the war to defend Russia like your grandfather or your great-grandfather fought. This is an illegal war!

  3. Yoshihiro Hatanaka:

    I love trekking, so I'll probably only drive when it's raining.

  4. Heinz Martin Esser:

    The headlines, which are raining down on us as citizens and entrepreneurs every day, make it clear that we have a problem, in our high-tech industry we have people from many countries, who play a huge part in our economic community.

  5. Howard Ruff:

    It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.

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