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Definition of "rain" []

  • Water condensed from atmospheric vapor and falling in drops. (noun)
  • A fall of such water; a rainstorm. (noun)
  • The descent of such water. (noun)
  • Rainy weather. (noun)
  • A rainy season. (noun)
  • Precipitation from clouds in the form of drops of water, formed by the condensation of water vapour in the atmosphere (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A fall of rain; shower (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A large quantity of anything falling rapidly or in quick succession (noun)
  • To be the case that rain is falling (verb)
  • To fall or cause to fall like rain (verb)
  • To bestow in large measure (verb)

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Use "rain" in a sentence
  • "The fact that we usually are talking about rain in a particular place has to do with the nature of rain and the way humans are concerned with it and conceptualize the phenomena, rather than the syntax of ˜rain.™"
  • "Their authority rests above all upon their supposed power of making rain, for “rain is the one thing which matters to the people in those districts, as if it does not come down at the right time it means untold hardships for the community."
  • "Rule 55 the umpire is prohibited from suspending play in a match game on account of rain, unless "_rain falls so heavily that the spectators are compelled by the severity of the storm_, to seek shelter.""