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rain

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99 in 92 verses (in OT : 89 in 83 verses) (in NT : 10 in 9 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

rainn. & v. 
     Reign.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
rainn. [OE. rein, AS. regen; akin to OFries. rein, D. & G. regen, OS. & OHG. regan, Icel., Dan., & Sw. regn, Goth. rign, and prob. to L. rigare to water, to wet; cf. Gr. bre`chein to wet, to rain.].
     Water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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."  [1913 Webster]
    "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."  [1913 Webster]
    "Fair days have oft contracted wind and rain."  [1913 Webster]
Rain band (Meteorol.), a dark band in the yellow portion of the solar spectrum near the sodium line, caused by the presence of watery vapor in the atmosphere, and hence sometimes used in weather predictions. -- Rain bird (Zoöl.), the yaffle, or green woodpecker. [Prov. Eng.] The name is also applied to various other birds, as to Saurothera vetula of the West Indies. -- Rain fowl (Zoöl.), the channel-bill cuckoo (Scythrops Novæ-Hollandiæ) of Australia. -- Rain gauge, an instrument of various forms for measuring the quantity of rain that falls at any given place in a given time; a pluviometer; an ombrometer. -- Rain goose (Zoöl.), the red-throated diver, or loon. [Prov. Eng.] -- Rain prints (Geol.), markings on the surfaces of stratified rocks, presenting an appearance similar to those made by rain on mud and sand, and believed to have been so produced. -- Rain quail. (Zoöl.) See Quail, n., 1. -- Rain water, water that has fallen from the clouds in rain.
rainv. i. [AS. regnian, akin to G. regnen, Goth. rignjan. See Rain, n.].
  •  To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; -- used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains.  [1913 Webster]
    "The rain it raineth every day."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears rained from their eyes.  [1913 Webster]
rainv. t. 
  •  To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds.  [1913 Webster]
    "Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bestow in a profuse or abundant manner; as, to rain favors upon a person.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

rain, n. & v.
--n.
1 a the condensed moisture of the atmosphere falling visibly in separate drops. b the fall of such drops.
2 (in pl.) a rainfalls. b (prec. by the) the rainy season in tropical countries.
3 a falling liquid or solid particles or objects. b the rainlike descent of these. c a large or overwhelming quantity (a rain of congratulations).
--v.
1 intr. (prec. by it as subject) rain falls (it is raining; if it rains).
2 a intr. fall in showers or like rain (tears rained down their cheeks; blows rain upon him). b tr. (prec. by it as subject) send in large quantities (it rained blood; it is raining invitations).
3 tr. send down like rain; lavishly bestow (rained benefits on us; rained blows upon him).
4 intr. (of the sky, the clouds, etc.) send down rain.

Idiom
rain cats and dogs see CAT. rain check US
1 a ticket given for later use when a sporting fixture or other outdoor event is interrupted or postponed by rain.
2 a promise that an offer will be maintained though deferred. rain-cloud a cloud bringing rain. rain forest luxuriant tropical forest with heavy rainfall. rain-gauge an instrument measuring rainfall. rain-making the action of attempting to increase rainfall by artificial means. rain off (or US out) (esp. in passive) cause (an event etc.) to be terminated or cancelled because of rain. rain or shine whether it rains or not. rain-shadow a region shielded from rain by mountains etc.
rain-wash
1 loose material carried away by rain.
2 the movement of this. rain-worm the common earthworm.
Derivative
rainless adj. raintight adj.
Etymology
OE regn, ren, regnian f. Gmc

THESAURUS

rain

Jupiter Pluvius, Thor, Zeus, abound, accord, administer, afford, agua, allot, allow, aqua, award, bestow, bestow on, black spot, bloom, blooping, bristle with, cascade, cataract, cloudburst, collapse, come down, communicate, confer, crash, crawl with, creep with, deal, deal out, definition, deluge, descend, dip, dip down, dish out, dispense, dole, dole out, donate, down, downpour, drinking water, drizzle, drop, drop down, drop off, drown, drum, duck, dunk, eau, extend, exuberate, fall, fall down, fall off, flare, float, flood, flow, flow on, fork out, fringe area, ghost, gift, gift with, give, give freely, give out, go down, go downhill, grant, granulation, gravitate, grid, ground water, gush, hand out, hard shadow, hard water, head, heap, heavy water, help to, hydrol, hydrometeor, hydrosphere, image, impart, inundate, issue, lavish, let have, limewater, lose altitude, mete, mete out, mineral water, mizzle, multiple image, noise, offer, outpouring, overflow, parachute, patter, pelt, picture, picture noise, picture shifts, pitch, pitter-patter, plummet, plunge, pounce, pour, pour down, pour on, pour with rain, precipitate, precipitation, present, proffer, proliferate, rain tadpoles, rainfall, rainstorm, rainwater, render, rolling, run, run over, salt water, scanning pattern, scintillation, sea water, serve, shading, shell out, shower, shower down, slip, sluice, snow, snowstorm, soft water, spatter, spit, spring water, sprinkle, squall, steam, stoop, stream, submerge, swamp, swarm with, swoop, tattoo, teem, teem with, tender, torrent, trend downward, trickle, volley, vouchsafe, water, water vapor, weep, well water, wetting agent, wetting-out agent, whelm, yield

ROGET THESAURUS

rain

Sufficiency

VB be sufficient, suffice, do, just do, satisfy, pass muster, have enough, eat, one's fill, drink one's fill, have one's fill, roll in, swim in, wallow in, wanton, abound, exuberate, teem, flow, stream, rain, shower down, pour, pour in, swarm, bristle with, superabound, render sufficient, replenish, Adj, sufficient, enough, adequate, up to the mark, commensurate, competent, satisfactory, valid, tangible, measured, moderate, full, ample, plenty, plentiful, plenteous, plenty as blackberries, copious, abundant, abounding, replete, enough and to spare, flush, choke-full, chock-full, well-stocked, well- provided, liberal, unstinted, unstinting, stintless, without stint, unsparing, unmeasured, lavish, wholesale, rich, luxuriant, affluent, wantless, big with, unexhausted, unwasted, exhaustless, inexhaustible, Adv, sufficiently, amply.

Liquefaction

VB render liquid, liquefy, run, deliquesce, melt, solve, dissolve, resolve, liquate, hold in solution, condense, precipitate, rain.

River

N river, running water, jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau, sluice, water spout, water fall, cascade, force, foss, lin, linn, ghyll, Niagara, cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe, cataclysm, debacle, inundation, deluge, chute, washout, rain, rainfall, serein, shower, scud, downpour, driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst, hyetology, hyetography, predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin, mizzle, drizzle, stillicidum, plash, dropping, falling weather, northeaster, hurricane, typhoon, stream, course, flux, flow, profluence, effluence, defluxion, flowing, current, tide, race, coulee, spring, artesian well, fount, fountain, rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet, streamlet, brooklet, branch, runnel, sike, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river, reach, tributary, geyser, spout, waterspout, body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash, spring tide, high tide, full tide, bore, tidal bore, eagre, hygre, fresh, freshet, indraught, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow, confluence, corrivation, wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple, anerythmon gelasma, beach comber, riffle, rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps, rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, hydraulicostatics, rain gauge, flowmeter, pegology, irrigation, pump, watering pot, watering cart, hydrant, syringe, garden hose, lawn spray, bhisti, mussuk, fluent, diffluent, profluent, affluent, tidal, flowing, meandering, meandry, meandrous, fluvial, fluviatile, streamy, showery, rainy, pluvial, stillicidous, stillatitious, for men may come and men may go but I go on foreve, that old man river, he just keeps rolling along.


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