rain Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
noun drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
noun anything happening rapidly or in quick successive
- a rain of bullets
- a pelting of insults
verb precipitate as rain
- If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding
Rain noun & verb
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 intransitive verb
To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it. rains
The rain it raineth every day. Shak.
To fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears. rainedfrom their eyes
Rain transitive verb
To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds.
Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. Ex. xvi. 4.
To bestow in a profuse or abundant manner; as, to. rainfavors upon a person
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