View definitions for rainstorm


noun as in downpour

noun as in precipitation

noun as in shower


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Example Sentences

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg argued in response that “throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.”

From Time

Because of state regulations, the city must make major upgrades to how it handles water from rainstorms to limit ocean pollution.

From the District and to the south and east, this may be more of a rainstorm.

It also makes the soil far more likely to run off in a rainstorm.

From the 1970s, shopping malls spread across the face of the earth like mushrooms after a rainstorm.

From Time

A chilly spring rainstorm complete with hail and strong winds did little to ease the mood.

Despite rainstorm after rainstorm, the Texas ground is so dry that it soaks up water.

“I found a ghost town in South Dakota during a rainstorm,” Thompson described.

Bad weather, however, gave her a reprieve; a spring rainstorm forced a postponement, pushing her appearance back 24 hours.

The two SUWU shorties opened fire on what they mistook for rival shorties in a park, huddled under a canopy during a rainstorm.

However, at the scheduled time for the march to begin, a severe rainstorm delayed the march.

I read a story the other day of a young student who was overtaken by a rainstorm, and borrowed an umbrella of a lawyer.

On the other hand, a severe rainstorm in a forested region will hardly have an appreciable effect upon the streams.

Was compelled to ride between showers all day as a rainstorm had set in just as I was leaving Albany.

A cold and protracted rainstorm coming on, we were obliged to leave the woods before we were ready.

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On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rainstorm, such as: deluge, flood, monsoon, storm, cloudburst, and inundation.

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