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rainbow an arc in the sky containing the colors of the visible spectrum, which results from the shining of sunlight on water droplets during or after a rain. [2 definitions]
rainbow fish see "guppy." [2 definitions]
rainbow trout a widely distributed freshwater trout with a reddish longitudinal streak and dark spots.
rain cats and dogs to rain very heavily.
rain check a postponement of an accepted invitation or offer, esp. an assurance to a customer that a sale item that is sold out can be purchased later at the reduced price. [2 definitions]
raincoat a coat made of material that repels water.
raindrop a drop of rain.
rainfall a fall of rain. [2 definitions]
rainforest a dense forest of evergreens and heavy undergrowth in a tropical area that receives abundant rainfall throughout the year.
rain gauge an instrument that collects and measures the amount of rainfall in a specific time and place.
rainmaker one who causes or attempts to cause rain to fall, either by scientific or by magical methods.
rain or shine whether it rains or not. [2 definitions]
rainproof keeping rain out; unaffected by rain; waterproof. [2 definitions]
rain shadow the lee side of a mountainous barrier, which receives little or no precipitation.
rainstorm a storm that includes a rainfall.
rainwater water that has collected or been collected directly from falling rain.
rainwear waterproof or water-repellent clothing for wearing in the rain.
rainy characterized by or having rain.
rainy day a potential time of need or emergency, esp. of economic distress.
raise to elevate to a higher position; lift. [15 definitions]
raised having a surface design in relief; embossed. [2 definitions]