(noun, verb)


1. water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere

Similar word(s): rainfall

Definition categories: phenomenon, downfall, precipitation

2. drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds

Similar word(s): rainwater

Definition categories: substance, freshwater

3. anything happening rapidly or in quick successive

- a rain of bullets

Similar word(s): pelting

Definition categories: attribute, sequence, succession, successiveness

Sentences with rain as a noun:

- We've been having a lot of rain lately.The rains came late that year.

- A rain of mortar fire fell on our trenches.


1. precipitate as rain

- If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding

Definition categories: weather, fall, precipitate

Sentences with rain as a verb:

- It will rain today.

- Tears rained from her eyes.

- Bombs rained from the sky.

- The boxer rained punches on his opponent's head.