Definition of Rain down

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

Exact synonyms: Rain
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Fall, Precipitate
Specialized synonyms: Drizzle, Mizzle, Shower, Shower Down, Patter, Pitter-patter, Spatter, Spit, Sprinkle, Pelt, Pour, Rain Buckets, Rain Cats And Dogs, Stream
Derivative terms: Rain, Rain

Definition of Rain down

1. Verb. (intransitive) to fall from the sky, as rain ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) to appear inexplicably ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rain Down

rain check
rain checks
rain cheque
rain cheques
rain cloud
rain clouds
rain collar
rain crow
rain crows
rain dance
rain date
rain day
rain delay
rain delays
rain dogs and cats
rain down (current term)
rain forest
rain gage
rain gauge
rain gauges
rain gutter
rain hat
rain hats
rain man
rain men
rain off
rain on one's parade
rain on someone's parade
rain or shine
rain out

Literary usage of Rain down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Hymns: Their Authors and History by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1886)
"Comforting his wife as best he could, the poor man exhorted her to trust God, saying that God would even rain down bread for his own people. ..."

2. The Letters of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Georgina Hogarth (1882)
"morning, in a heavy rain, down the lake. By-the-bye, the wife of one of his cousins, born in France of German parents, living in the next house to ..."

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