Definition of rainmaker in English:

rainmaker

Line breaks: rain|maker
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪnmeɪkə
 
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noun

1A person who attempts to cause rain to fall, either by rituals or by a scientific technique such as seeding clouds with crystals.
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  • There's not all that much to love about rainy days unless you're a droughty farmer or rainmaker, but we're neither, yet we love rainy days and get lots of them.
  • The region was in the grip of a fearful drought and since news of my recent success as a rainmaker had reached them, they wanted me to go there and perform my magical rain dance.
  • I suggest they position a Sioux rainmaker at every track to ensure a good downpour during the race.
2North American informal A person who generates income for a business or organization by brokering deals or attracting clients or funds.
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  • Senior rainmakers with proven client relationships are getting $5 million to $6 million.
  • He provided a dashing can-do military figure for the customers, a rainmaker who helped land the deals.
  • He is happy to be the catalyst, the firestarter, the rainmaker, to agitate and organise, then retreat back to the kitchen, the office and the television studio.

Derivatives

rainmaking

noun
More example sentences
  • Most of them don't seem to be in it - at least in any immediate sense - for the purposes of future rainmaking.
  • In the context of private practice, many of the potential objective measures, like rainmaking or trial experience, would work against women, due in part to other forms of discrimination and stereotyping.
  • Much of their folklore dwells on drought, fire, famine, and rainmaking.

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