Rainier

[ruh-neer, rey-, rey-neer]

rainy

[rey-nee]
adjective, rain·i·er, rain·i·est.
  1. characterized by rain: rainy weather; a rainy region.
  2. wet with rain: rainy streets.
  3. bringing rain: rainy clouds.

Origin of rainy

before 1000; Middle English reyny, Old English rēnig. See rain, -y1
Related formsrain·i·ly, adverbrain·i·ness, nounun·rain·y, adjective

Rainier III

[rey-neer, re-, ruh-; French re-nyey]
noun
  1. Rainier Louis Hen·ri Max·ence Ber·trand de Gri·mal·di [lwee ahn-ree mak-sahns ber-trahn duh gree-mal dee] /lwi ɑ̃ˈri makˈsɑ̃s bɛrˈtrɑ̃ də gri mal ˈdi/, Prince of Monaco,1923–2005, reigning prince of Monaco 1949–2005.
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Related Words for rainier

stormy, wet, drizzly, moist, damp, coastal, showery, hyetal, pluvial, pluvious

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British Dictionary definitions for rainier

Rainier

noun
  1. Mount Rainier a mountain in W Washington State: the highest mountain in the state and in the Cascade Range. Height: 4392 m (14 410 ft)

Rainier III

noun
  1. full name Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand de Grimaldi . 1923–2005, ruling prince of Monaco from 1949. He married (1956) the US actress Grace Kelly (1929–82)

rainy

adjective rainier or rainiest
  1. characterized by a large rainfalla rainy climate
  2. wet or showery; bearing rain
Derived Formsrainily, adverbraininess, noun
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Word Origin and History for rainier

rainy

adj.

Old English renig; see rain (n.) + -y (2).

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