Definition for rain

noun as in downpour of water or other substance

verb as in drop water or other substance

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Example Sentences

Understandably, residents may be hoping for rain to douse—or at least slow down—the inferno.

Heaviest rain totals & greatest flooding potential will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

Norie QuintosThe dry season in central Guyana and on its savanna is October to March, with temperatures around 80 degrees, though the region does experience some rain in December.

He points to weeks of torrential rains and catastrophic flooding in China.

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For forecasting further into the future, what the rain or winds were like many days ago becomes less and less relevant.

“Firestorms Will Rain on the Headquarters of War,” the title threatened.

Basosila Botala is wearing a blue rain jacket despite the sweltering heat.

Small rooms off its graffiti-covered foyer provide shelter from the thick rain that can unexpectedly, and vengefully, hit.

Alice wore a black nylon rain jacket that looked as if it was ill prepared to deal with the coming chill.

We thought they would come last night, but we think there was too much rain.

She set off down Trafalgar Road in the mist and the rain, glad that she had been compelled to walk.

The riches of the unjust shall be dried up like a river, and shall pass away with a noise like a great thunder in rain.

Aristide again sought the message of the stars; but the sky was clouded over, and soon a fine rain began to fall.

I say, my good friend, I have come all the way back to ask you how you were able to say that it would certainly rain to-day?

Now this morning I saw it put down for to-day Very pleasant, and I knew for sartin it would rain before night.


On this page you'll find 79 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rain, such as: deluge, drizzle, flood, hail, mist, and monsoon.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.