verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for rain
Origin of rain
OTHER WORDS FROM rainrainless, adjectiverain·less·ness, noun
Words nearby rain
Example sentences from the Web for rain
Understandably, residents may be hoping for rain to douse—or at least slow down—the inferno.California wildfires may give way to massive mudslides|Ula Chrobak|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
Heaviest rain totals & greatest flooding potential will be Tuesday and Wednesday.A nearly unprecedented cluster of tropical storms are brewing in the Atlantic|Sara Chodosh|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
Norie QuintosThe dry season in central Guyana and on its savanna is October to March, with temperatures around 80 degrees, though the region does experience some rain in December.
He points to weeks of torrential rains and catastrophic flooding in China.
For forecasting further into the future, what the rain or winds were like many days ago becomes less and less relevant.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster|Alexandra Witze|August 27, 2020|Science News
“Firestorms Will Rain on the Headquarters of War,” the title threatened.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Basosila Botala is wearing a blue rain jacket despite the sweltering heat.
Small rooms off its graffiti-covered foyer provide shelter from the thick rain that can unexpectedly, and vengefully, hit.
Alice wore a black nylon rain jacket that looked as if it was ill prepared to deal with the coming chill.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We thought they would come last night, but we think there was too much rain.In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge|Creede Newton|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She set off down Trafalgar Road in the mist and the rain, glad that she had been compelled to walk.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
The riches of the unjust shall be dried up like a river, and shall pass away with a noise like a great thunder in rain.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Aristide again sought the message of the stars; but the sky was clouded over, and soon a fine rain began to fall.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
I say, my good friend, I have come all the way back to ask you how you were able to say that it would certainly rain to-day?
Now this morning I saw it put down for to-day Very pleasant, and I knew for sartin it would rain before night.
British Dictionary definitions for rain
- precipitation from clouds in the form of drops of water, formed by the condensation of water vapour in the atmosphere
- a fall of rain; shower
- (in combination)a raindrop Related adjectives: hyetal, pluvious
- regardless of the weather
- regardless of circumstances
Derived forms of rainrainless, adjective
Word Origin for rain
Scientific definitions for rain
Idioms and Phrases with rain
In addition to the idioms beginning with rain
- rain cats and dogs
- rain check
- rain on one's parade
- rain or shine
- rain out
- rainy day, a
- come in out of the rain
- it never rains but it pours
- right as rain