Rainier [r uh- neer, rey-, rey-neer] EXAMPLES | noun Mount, a volcanic peak in W Washington, in the Cascade Range. 14,408 feet (4392 meters). adjective, rain·i·er, rain·i·est. characterized by rain: rainy weather; a rainy region. wet with rain: rainy streets. bringing rain: rainy clouds. Origin of rainy before 1000; Middle English reyny, Old English rēnig.
-y 1 Related forms rain·i·ly, adverb rain·i·ness, noun un·rain·y, adjective Rainier III [rey- neer, re-, r uh-; French re- nyey] noun Rainier Louis Hen·ri Max·ence Ber·trand de Gri·mal·di , [lwee ah n- m ree ak- sah be ns r- t d rah n uh g ree-m al dee] /lwi ɑ̃ˈri makˈsɑ̃s bɛrˈtrɑ̃ də gri mal ˈdi/ Prince of Monaco, 1923–2005, reigning prince of Monaco 1949–2005.
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Examples from the Web for rainier Contemporary Examples of rainier Historical Examples of rainier British Dictionary definitions for rainier noun 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) noun 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) adjective rainier or rainiest characterized by a large rainfall a rainy climate wet or showery; bearing rain Derived Forms rainily, adverb raininess, noun
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Word Origin and History for rainier adj.
renig; see rain (n.) + -y (2).
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