Definition of Rainmaker

1. Noun. Executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm.

Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Executive, Executive Director



2. Noun. American Indian medicine man who attempt to make it rain.
Generic synonyms: Medicine Man

Definition of Rainmaker

1. Noun. A native american medicine man who induces rain by rituals. ¹

2. Noun. A person who induces rainfall through scientific methods (i.e. silver iodide cloud seeding). ¹

3. Noun. (figurative) An employee of a company who creates a large amount of unexpected business, consistently brings in money at critical times, or brings in markedly more money than his or her co-workers, thereby "floating their salaries". ¹

4. Noun. (figurative) An investor in sick or start-up business ventures. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) (figurative) An executive or lawyer with exceptional ability to attract clients, use political connections, or increase profits, etc. ¹

6. Noun. (baseball informal) A batted ball that is hit very high into the air. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rainmaker

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rainmaker

rainier
rainiest
rainily
raininess
raininesses
raining
raining buckets
raining cats and dogs
raining pitchforks
rainjacket
rainjackets
rainless
rainlessly
rainlessness
rainlike
rainmaker (current term)
rainmakers
rainmaking
rainmakings
rainout
rainouts
rainpants
rainproof
rainproofed
rainproofing
rainproofs
rains
rains buckets
rains cats and dogs
rains pitchforks

Literary usage of Rainmaker

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1. Emin Pasha and the Rebellion at the Equator: A Story of Nine Months by Arthur Jermy Mounteney Jephson (1890)
"... of rainmaker—Their customs and position. DURING my stay at Kirri and Muggi, I had collected a good many facts about the habits, customs, etc., ..."

2. Emin Pasha and the Rebellion at the Equator: A Story of Nine Months by Arthur Jermy Mounteney Jephson (1890)
"... birth— Ceremonies connected with marriage—Position of women— Funeral ceremonies—Religious superstitions—Office of rainmaker—Their customs and position. ..."

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