Definition of Rain

1. Noun. Water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere.

Exact synonyms: Rainfall
Specialized synonyms: Monsoon, Rainstorm, Cloudburst, Deluge, Downpour, Pelter, Soaker, Torrent, Waterspout, Drizzle, Mizzle, Rain Shower, Shower
Generic synonyms: Downfall, Precipitation
Terms within: Raindrop
Derivative terms: Rainy

2. Verb. Precipitate as rain. "It was raining all day long "; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"

3. Noun. Drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds.
Exact synonyms: Rainwater
Generic synonyms: Fresh Water, Freshwater
Derivative terms: Rainy

4. Noun. Anything happening rapidly or in quick successive. "A pelting of insults"
Exact synonyms: Pelting
Generic synonyms: Chronological Sequence, Chronological Succession, Sequence, Succession, Successiveness
Derivative terms: Pelt

Definition of Rain

1. n. & v. Reign.

2. n. Water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops.

3. v. i. To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; -- used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains.

4. v. t. To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds.

Definition of Rain

1. Noun. Condensed water falling from a cloud. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air. ¹

4. Verb. (impersonal) To have rain fall from the sky. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To fall in large quantities. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To issue (something) in large quantities. ¹

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Definition of Rain

1. to fall like rain (drops of water condensed from atmospheric vapor) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Rain

1. Water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops. "Rain is water by the heat of the sun divided into very small parts ascending in the air, till, encountering the cold, it be condensed into clouds, and descends in drops." (Ray) "Fair days have oft contracted wind and rain." (Milton) Rain is distinguished from mist by the size of the drops, which are distinctly visible. When water falls in very small drops or particles, it is called mist; and fog is composed of particles so fine as to be not only individually indistinguishable, but to float or be suspended in the air. See Fog, and Mist. Rain band See Quail. Rain water, water that has fallen from the clouds in rain. Origin: OF. Rein, AS. Regen; akin to OFries. Rein, D. & G. Regen, OS. & OHG. Regan, Icel, Dan, & Sw. Regn, Goth. Rign, and prob. To L. Rigare to water, to wet; cf. Gr. To wet, to rain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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rain crow
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