Definitions for rainy
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rainy.
(of weather) wet by periods of rain
"showery weather"; "rainy days"
Abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season
Etymology: [AS. regenig.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
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.
The numerical value of rainy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of rainy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
As against having beautiful workshops, studios, etc., one writes best in a cellar on a rainy day.
The drought level at which the Desert Southwest currently sits, is going to require more than one rainy day, one rainy week, or even one rainy year to improve conditions in a meaningful way.
I see no wisdom in saving up indignation for a rainy day.
Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
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Translations for rainy
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- plujósCatalan, Valencian
- lluvioso, pluviosoSpanish
- pluviale, piovosoItalian
- pluviæ, imbridusLatin
- deszczowy, dżdżystyPolish
- pluvioso, chuvosoPortuguese
- kišan, кишанSerbo-Croatian
- trời mưa, có mưaVietnamese
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