Associations to the word «Rain»


RAIN, noun. Condensed water falling from a cloud.
RAIN, noun. (figuratively) Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops.
RAIN, noun. (figuratively) An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air.
RAIN, verb. (impersonal) To have rain fall from the sky.
RAIN, verb. To fall as or like rain.
RAIN, verb. (intransitive) To fall in large quantities.
RAIN, verb. (transitive) To issue (something) in large quantities.
RAIN BUCKETS, verb. To rain heavily
RAIN CATS AND DOGS, verb. (idiomatic) To rain very heavily.
RAIN CHECK, noun. (idiomatic) Any voucher or note from a merchant to a customer to provide an item the merchant has run out of at a later date for the item's current price, or (in a more literal sense) to provide a service at a later date.
RAIN CHECK, noun. (idiomatic) In social interactions, a polite way to turn down an invitation, with the implication one is simply postponing it and that another time would be acceptable.
RAIN CHECKS, noun. Plural of rain check
RAIN CHEQUE, noun. Any voucher or note issued by a store to allow a customer to get a special or sale price later if an item is out of stock
RAIN CHEQUE, noun. (idiomatic) any postponement, especially of an offer
RAIN CHEQUES, noun. Plural of rain cheque
RAIN CLOUD, noun. A cloud from which rain is falling.
RAIN CLOUDS, noun. Plural of rain cloud
RAIN COLLAR, noun. A counterflashing used to wrap a penetration and prevent water infiltration through the top of the penebration base flashing.
RAIN CROW, noun. The yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
RAIN CROWS, noun. Plural of rain crow
RAIN DANCE, noun. A ceremonial dance intended to provoke rain.
RAIN DANCE, noun. (by extension) Any sequence of arbitrary actions performed in order to achieve a goal.
RAIN DAY, noun. (US) An alternative later date for an outdoor event in case of inclement weather.
RAIN DELAY, noun. The interruption of an outdoor event because of rain, with the expectation that it would continue later.
RAIN DELAYS, noun. Plural of rain delay
RAIN DOGS AND CATS, verb. (idiomatic) (dated) To rain very heavily.
RAIN DOWN, verb. (intransitive) to fall from the sky, as rain
RAIN DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) to appear inexplicably
RAIN FOREST, noun. Alternative form of rainforest
RAIN FORESTS, noun. Plural of rain forest
RAIN GARDEN, noun. A planted depression or hole that allows rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas, such as roofs and driveways, to be absorbed into the ground.
RAIN GARDENS, noun. Plural of rain garden
RAIN GAUGE, noun. A device, used in meteorology, to measure rainfall; a pluviometer.
RAIN GAUGES, noun. Plural of rain gauge
RAIN GUTTER, noun. An eavestrough.
RAIN HAT, noun. A waterproof hat, expected to be worn during rains.
RAIN HATS, noun. Plural of rain hat
RAIN LAMP, noun. A type of lamp, popular in the late '60s and early '70s, that moves droplets of water/oil along filaments to create the illusion of falling rain.
RAIN LAMPS, noun. Plural of rain lamp
RAIN LILY, noun. Any of several flowering plants from genera Zephyranthes, Habranthus, and Cooperia, in subtribe Zephyranthinae .
RAIN MAN, noun. (pejorative) An autistic, or mentally and/or socially impaired person.
RAIN MAN, noun. (pejorative) A non-autistic or impaired person whose mannerisms are similar to such people.
RAIN MEN, noun. Plural form of rain man
RAIN OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to cancel (an event) due to excessive rain
RAIN ON ONE'S PARADE, verb. (idiomatic) To spoil someone's celebration.
RAIN ON SOMEONE'S PARADE, verb. (idiomatic) To disappoint or discourage someone by ruining or criticising their plans or aspirations.
RAIN OR SHINE, adverb. (idiomatic) Regardless of what the circumstances are, and how the weather is.
RAIN PITCHFORKS, verb. (idiomatic) to rain heavily.
RAIN SHADOW, noun. (meteorology) an area of diminished precipitation on the lee side of mountains
RAIN SHOWER, noun. A short-lived, mild rainfall.
RAIN TREE, noun. A tropical American tree (Albizia saman) having bipinnate leaves, globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens, and sweet-pulp pods eaten by cattle, also used as an ornamental.
RAIN TREE, noun. Philenoptera violacea, native to Africa, the apple-leaf.
RAIN TREES, noun. Plural of rain tree
RAIN WATER, noun. Alternative form of rainwater

Dictionary definition

RAIN, noun. Water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere.
RAIN, noun. Drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds.
RAIN, noun. Anything happening rapidly or in quick successive; "a rain of bullets"; "a pelting of insults".
RAIN, verb. Precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding".

Wise words

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