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rain British & World English

The condensed moisture of the atmosphere falling visibly in separate drops

rain English Thesaurus

the rain had almost stopped

acid rain British & World English

Rainfall made so acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, chiefly to forests and lakes. The main cause is the industrial burning of coal and other fossil fuels, the waste gases from which contain sulphur and nitrogen oxides which combine with atmospheric water to form acids

rain date British & World English

An alternative date for an event in case of inclement weather

rain tree British & World English

A large tropical American tree which is widely planted as a street tree. It has grooved bark which typically supports epiphytic plants, and ‘rain’ is excreted by cicadas that live in the tree

rain check British & World English

A ticket given for later use when a sporting fixture or other outdoor event is interrupted or postponed by rain

rain dance British & World English

A ritual dance to summon rain, as practised by some Pueblo Indians and other peoples

rain gauge British & World English

A device for collecting and measuring the amount of rain which falls

rain scald British & World English

A skin disease of horses caused by infection with actinomycete bacteria, typically contracted in persistently rainy conditions

rain shadow British & World English

A region having little rainfall because it is sheltered from prevailing rain-bearing winds by a range of hills

rain stick British & World English

A ceremonial instrument originating in the Andes, consisting of a hollow branch sealed at both ends and containing small hard objects such as seeds or pebbles, which make a noise like falling rain when the branch is tilted

yellow rain British & World English

A yellow substance reported as falling in SE Asia, alleged to be a chemical warfare agent but now believed to consist of bee droppings

rain or shine British & World English

Whether it rains or not; whatever the weather

right as rain British & World English

(Of a person) feeling completely well or healthy

Rain-in-the-Face British & World English

(C.1835–1905), Sioux warrior. With Crazy Horse and other Sioux and Cheyenne warriors, he annihilated the forces under George Custer at the Little Bighorn in 1876

rain stair rods British & World English

Rain very heavily

take a rain check British & World English

Used to refuse an offer politely, with the implication that one may take it up at a later date

be as right as rain British & World English

Be perfectly fit and well

rain on someone's parade British & World English

Prevent someone from enjoying an event; spoil someone’s plans

rainout British & World English

A cancellation or premature ending of an event because of rain

be as right as rain in rain British & World English

Be perfectly fit and well

rain or shine in rain British & World English

Whether it rains or not; whatever the weather

right as rain in right British & World English

(Of a person) feeling completely well or healthy

rainforest British & World English

A luxuriant, dense forest rich in biodiversity, found typically in tropical areas with consistently heavy rainfall

rainmaker British & World English

A person who attempts to cause rain to fall, either by rituals or by a scientific technique such as seeding clouds with crystals

rainproof British & World English

(Especially of a building or garment) impervious to rain

rainswept British & World English

Exposed to or frequently experiencing rain and wind

rain on someone's parade in rain British & World English

Prevent someone from enjoying an event; spoil someone’s plans

take a rain check in rain check British & World English

Used to refuse an offer politely, with the implication that one may take it up at a later date


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