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rain

rain

 
pronunciation:
reIn
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
rain cats and dogs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: water vapor in the atmosphere that condenses and falls from the sky to earth.
synonyms:
precipitation, rainfall
definition 2: a rapid and constant fall of anything.
a rain of arrows
synonyms:
fall, shower, torrent
similar words:
pour
definition 3: weather characterized by rainfall.
definition 4: (pl.) the rainy season.
synonyms:
monsoon
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rained, raining, rains
definition 1: to come down as water from the clouds.
similar words:
drizzle, mist, pour, precipitate, sprinkle, storm
definition 2: to fall in the manner of rain.
similar words:
descend, fall, hail, pour
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to pour forth or send down.
similar words:
hail, pour
definition 2: to give generously.
She rained gifts on her children.
synonyms:
heap, lavish, shower
similar words:
pile
phrase: rain cats and dogs
derivation: rainless (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words rain, reign, and rein sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why a wild horse prefers rain to reins, look up rein.
Word Builder: rain +
  • raincoat:
    a coat you wear when it rains to protect you from water.
  • rainfall:
    the amount of rain that falls.
  • rainy:
    having a lot of rain.
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