Rainier

[ ruh-neer, rey-, rey-neer ]
/ rəˈnɪər, reɪ-, ˈreɪ nɪər /

noun

Mount, a volcanic peak in W Washington, in the Cascade Range. 14,408 feet (4392 meters).

Definition for rainier (2 of 3)

rainy

[ rey-nee ]
/ ˈreɪ ni /

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. See rain, -y1

Related forms

rain·i·ly, adverbrain·i·ness, nounun·rain·y, adjective

Definition for rainier (3 of 3)

Rainier III

[ rey-neer, re-, ruh-; French re-nyey ]
/ reɪˈnɪər, rɛ-, rə-; French rɛˈnyeɪ /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for rainier (1 of 3)

Rainier

/ (ˈreɪnɪə, reɪˈnɪə, rə-) /

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)

British Dictionary definitions for rainier (2 of 3)

Rainier III

/ (ˈreɪnɪˌeɪ, French rɛnje) /

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)

British Dictionary definitions for rainier (3 of 3)

rainy

/ (ˈreɪnɪ) /

adjective rainier or rainiest

characterized by a large rainfalla rainy climate
wet or showery; bearing rain

Derived Forms

rainily, adverbraininess, noun
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