Definición de rain en inglés:

rain

Saltos de línea: rain
Pronunciación: /reɪn
 
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sustantivo

[mass noun]
1The condensed moisture of the atmosphere falling visibly in separate drops: the rain had not stopped for days it’s pouring with rain
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  • Winter storms normally bring ordinary rain, freezing rain and sleet as well as snow.
  • Weather effects like sand storms or heavy rain and snowfall shorten your units' line of sight and cut their air supply.
  • Before long, heavy drops of rain began to pour on the barren landscape.
Sinónimos
rainfall, precipitation, raindrops, rainwater, wet weather; the wet, a fall of rain; sprinkle, drizzle, mizzle, Scotch mist, shower, rainstorm, cloudburst, torrent, downpour, deluge, squall, thunderstorm
1.1 (rains) Falls of rain: the plants were washed away by unusually heavy rains
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  • The drought loosened its grip in the southeastern States in November, and more emphatically so in January 1941, when heavy rains fell.
  • Good general rains fell in 1996, easing the situation until the onset of the next El Niño in 1997.
  • A high precipitation super-cell produces very heavy rains, large hail, downbursts and tornadoes.
1.2 [in singular] A large or overwhelming quantity of things that fall or descend: he fell under the rain of blows
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  • Within moments, all ran for cover as a rain of debris began falling.
  • The Cityboys formed a rough circle, ignoring the rain of lead that fell on them from above.
  • His hand went up to his face and before he had a chance to wonder what had caused it, a rain of small pebbles fell from the sky.
Sinónimos

verbo

[no object] (it rains, it is raining, etc.) Volver al principio  
1Rain falls: it was beginning to rain
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  • Rainy season really started with a vengeance today, so the walk to the station was a little damp as it was raining and humid.
  • Water comes through the windows when it is raining.
  • Sarah's lungs and immune system still have not developed properly and she is not allowed outside while it is raining, in case she catches pneumonia.
1.1 literary (Of the sky, the clouds, etc.) send down rain: the low sky raining over tower’d Camelot
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  • I have an image of my house with a small cloud continuously raining over it like the house where the Munster's lived.
  • I kept staring up, my head bent back and stared as the smoky gray clouds rained on me.
  • Farther away, they could see a low patch of clouds in the sky that was raining.
1.2 [with adverbial of direction] Fall or cause to fall in large or overwhelming quantities: [no object]: bombs rained down [with object]: she rained blows on to him
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  • As the bombs rained down I instinctively dropped to ground, the kids immediately followed suit.
  • But the next assault is just around the corner, and the band's talent for stringing out the quiet moments makes the next shower of blows rain down even harder.
  • Blows rained down on me from all sides and I fell to the floor under a merciless avalanche of abuse.
Sinónimos
fall, pour/rain down, drop, showershower, pour, drop; bombard someone with, pepper someone with, pelt someone with
1.3 [with object] (it rains ——, it is raining ——, etc.) Used to convey that a specified thing is falling in large quantities: it was just raining glass
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  • Along with the gusty winds, torrential rains and the punishing power shutdowns, it rained snakes of all sizes and colours on the city.
  • Above was nothing, but a pale pink glow even as it rained flowers.
  • This night couldn't get any better if it rained rubies and diamonds.

Origen

Old English regn (noun), regnian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch regen and German Regen.

Frases

be as right as rain

Be perfectly fit and well: she’ll be right as rain in a couple of days

it never rains but it pours

see pour.

rain cats and dogs

Rain very hard.
[origin uncertain; first recorded in 1738, used by Jonathan Swift, but the phrase rain dogs and polecats was used a century earlier in Richard Brome's The City Witt]
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  • ‘It'll be raining cats and dogs in a minute ‘she muttered to herself.’
  • The first barricaded suspect situation I attended was, as I recall, on a dark and stormy night, in fact it was raining cats and dogs.
  • It was raining cats and dogs, and my bike had died on me.

rain on someone's parade

informal Prevent someone from enjoying an event; spoil someone’s plans.
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  • The space agency is anxiously awaiting its first manned flight in two and a half years, but will weather rain on NASA's parade?
  • I didn't want to rain on his parade, so I kept my mouth shut about my frustrated dream of becoming a marine biologist.
  • We're not raining on your parade just because it's illegal; it's also dangerous for your computer.

(come) rain or shine

Whether it rains or not; whatever the weather: he runs six miles every morning, rain or shine
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  • There are any number of good medicine walks right at the front door, flat, easy going and devastatingly beautiful in any weather, rain or shine.
  • He found it amusing to see people rush throughout their daily lives and hardly stop to appreciate the day, weather rain or shine.
  • They play every Sunday morning, rain or shine, often getting more people out playing when the weather's bad than good.

Verbos con partícula

be rained off (or North American out)

(Of an event) be cancelled or terminated because of rain: the match was rained off
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  • We have been extremely fortunate and the event was rained off only once.
  • Detailed weather communication might have saved him some angst; the sprint car event was rained out and rescheduled for July 19.
  • On a day when all the Second Division matches were rained off, Windhill and Salts fell victim to the inevitable with their game finely balanced.

Derivativos

rainless

adjetivo
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  • The river is more a stream, eventually splitting into marshy islets and after such a rainless spring was bone dry for a mile of so.
  • The desert sand provides a soft base for delicate asparagus spears, while the warm, rainless coastal climate enables farmers to control moisture and fertilizer.
  • The long period of hot, sultry, humid, rainless weather has finally broken this morning, with a long, rumbling storm.

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