rain has definitions from the field of meteorology
[ noun ] (meteorology) water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere



Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Because of its important game with Arkansas coming_up Saturday , Baylor worked_out in the rain Monday - mud or no mud .

(The New York Times,...)

Arnold 's iron shot from the tee burrowed into the bunker guarding the green , an embankment that had become soft and spongy from the rains , thereby bringing local rules into force .

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

- How much will wind , rain , sun , and temperature affect the use ?

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

Standing in the shelter of the tent - a rejected hospital tent on which the rain now dripped , no_longer drumming - Adam watched his own hands touch the objects on the improvised counter of boards laid across two beef barrels .

Adam watched his own hands make the caressing , anxious movement that , when rain falls and nobody comes , and ruin draws_close like a cat rubbing against the ankles , has been the ritual of stall vendors , forever .

[ verb ] (meteorology) precipitate as rain




"If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding."

Used in print

(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)

With the spring rains the flow rose rapidly due_to infiltration in open sewers .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

Now there was no work in the fields , nor would there be till it rained , and she did not know where he went .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

The teeth will rain from his mouth like pebbles , his wife will make him cocu with fishmongers , and a trolley_car will grow in his stomach .

[ noun ] drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds



Used in print

(Mignon G. Eberhart, The Cup, the Blade...)

She ate what she could and went_out along the covered passageway , with the rain dripping from the vines .

She stood for a moment , rain dripping from the trees over her head , thinking_of Maude .

she thought as warm , drizzling rain touched her face .

(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)

And_then came the water - not rain , but solid sheets that sluiced down like water slopping from a bucket .

She said without turning her head , `` After that rain beating in atop the dust , there is n't a thing that won n't be streaked '' .

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 20012
[ noun ] anything happening rapidly or in quick successive




"a rain of bullets" "a pelting of insults"

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sequence pelt