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See also – Sprinkle (Rain)

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
rain (noun)
1.
a) water falling in drops condensed from vapor in the atmosphere
b) the descent of this water
c) water that has fallen as rain - rainwater
2.
a) a fall of rain - rainstorm
b) the season - rainy
3.
rainy weather
4.
a heavy fall - a rain of arrows
rain (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to send down rain
2.
to fall as water in drops from the clouds
3.
transitive verb
to fall like rain - soot and ash rained down
1.
to pour down
2.
to give or administer abundantly - rained blows on his head
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
rain (noun)
1.
a steady falling of water from the sky in significant quantity
SYNONIMS:
cloudburst, deluge, downfall, downpour, rainfall, rainstorm, storm, wet
RELATED WORDS:
precipitation, shower; thundershower, thunderstorm, weather
NEAR ANTONYMS:
drizzle, mist, mizzle, scud, spit, sprinkle
rain (noun)
2.
a heavy fall of objects
SYNONIMS:
hail, shower, storm
RELATED WORDS:
barrage, bombardment, broadside, cannonade, fusillade, salvo, volley; flood, gush, rush, spate, torrent; eruption, outbreak, outburst
rain (verb)
1.
to fall as water in a continuous stream of drops from the clouds
SYNONIMS:
pour, precipitate, storm
RELATED WORDS:
shower; spit; hail, rainsquall, squall; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, swamp
rain cats and dogs
NEAR ANTONYMS:
drizzle, mist, mizzle, spit, sprinkle
rain (verb)
2.
to give readily and in large quantities
SYNONIMS:
heap, lavish, pour, shower
RELATED WORDS:
gush, stream; flood, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, swamp; bombard, hail
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hold back, keep, reserve, retain, withhold
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