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English noun: rain

1. rain (phenomenon) water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere


Synonymsrainfall


Broader (hypernym)downfall, precipitation


Narrower (hyponym)cloudburst, deluge, downpour, drizzle, mizzle, monsoon, pelter, rain shower, rainstorm, shower, soaker, torrent, waterspout


Part holonymraindrop

2. rain (substance) drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds


Synonymsrainwater


Broader (hypernym)fresh water, freshwater

3. rain (attribute) anything happening rapidly or in quick successive


SamplesA rain of bullets.
A pelting of insults.


Synonymspelting


Broader (hypernym)chronological sequence, chronological succession, sequence, succession, successiveness


English verb: rain

1. rain (weather) precipitate as rain


SamplesIf it rains much more, we can expect some flooding.


ExamplesIt was raining all day long


Synonymsrain down


Pattern of useIt is ----ing.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come down, fall, precipitate


Narrower (hyponym)drizzle, mizzle, patter, pelt, pitter-patter, pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, shower, shower down, spatter, spit, sprinkle, stream









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