English dictionary

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English noun: rain

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


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


Broader (hypernym)fresh water, freshwater

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

SamplesA rain of bullets.
A pelting of insults.


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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