Complete Definition of "rain"

Image:Heavy rain (prague).jpg|thumb|right|Rain.
English

Etymology
OE. regn|reġn

Pronunciation
AHD|rÄn, IPA|/reɪn/, SAMPA|/reIn/
audio|en-us-rain.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|eɪn
Homophones: reign, rein

Noun
en-noun|s|-

  1. uncountable Condensed water falling from a cloud.
  2. uncountable figurative Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops.
  3. countable figurative An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air.

#: A rain of mortar fire fell on our trenches.

Usage notes
shower, downpour, drop are some of the words used to count rain.

Derived terms

rel-top|Terms derived from the noun rain
rainbow
rain check, rain cheque
raincoat
raindrop
rainfall
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rain gauge
rain hat
rain pitchforks
rain-soaked
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Translations
trans-top|condensed water from a cloud
Arabic: ARchar|Ùطر IPAchar|(máÊar) m
Aramaic:

Catalan: pluja f
Chinese: é¨ (yÇ)
Croatian: t-|hr|kiša|f
Czech: t+|cs|déšť|m
Danish: t-|da|regn
Dutch: t+|nl|regen|m
Esperanto: t-|eo|pluvo|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: vihm
Ewe: tsidzadza
Finnish: t+|fi|sade
French: t+|fr|pluie|f
Frisian: rein
German: Regen m :de:Regen|(de)
Greek, Modern: βÏοÏή (vrokhé) f
Hungarian: t+|hu|esÅ
Icelandic: t+|is|rigning
Indonesian: t+|id|hujan|xs=Indonesian
Italian: t+|it|pioggia|f
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Japanese: Jpan|é¨ (Jpan|ãã, ame)
Korean: ë¹ (bi)
Kurdish: t+|ku|baran, t+|ku|باراÙ|sc=KUchar
Latin: t-|la|pluvia|f
Latvian: t-|lv|lietus|m|xs=Latvian
Lithuanian: t+|lt|lietus|m|xs=Lithuanian
Malayalam: മഴ (mazha)
Norwegian: regn n, regnvær n
Occitan: pluèja f
Old Prussian: sūji
Polish: t+|pl|deszcz|m
Portuguese: t+|pt|chuva|f
Romanian: t+|ro|ploaie|f
Russian: Ð´Ð¾Ð¶Ð´Ñ (doždâ) m
Slovak: dÃ¡Å¾Ä m
Slovene: t+|sl|dež|m
Spanish: t+|es|lluvia|f
Swahili: t-|sw|mvua|xs=Swahili
Swedish: t+|sv|regn|n
Turkish: t+|tr|yaÄmur

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trans-top|any matter falling
Croatian: t-|hr|kiša|f
German: Regen m :de:Regen|(de)
Finnish: t+|fi|sade
French: pluie (f)
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Japanese: JAchar|é¨ (ãã, ame)
Malayalam: മഴ (mazha)
Norwegian: t-|no|regn|n
Russian: Ð´Ð¾Ð¶Ð´Ñ (doždâ) m
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trans-top|an instance of particles falling
German: Regen m :de:Regen|(de)
Greek: t+|el|βÏοÏή|sc=Grek
Finnish: t+|fi|sade
French: pluie (f)
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Malayalam: മഴ (mazha)
Norwegian: t-|no|regn|n
Russian: Ð´Ð¾Ð¶Ð´Ñ (doždâ) m, гÑад (grad) m, Ð»Ð¸Ð²ÐµÐ½Ñ (lívenâ) m
Slovene: t+|sl|dež|m
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ttbc|Albanian: shi
ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|Ùطر (maŧar)
ttbc|Bosnian: kiša f
ttbc|Cornish: glaw
ttbc|Esperanto: pluvo
ttbc|Guaraní: ama
ttbc|Hebrew: ××©× m (geshem)
ttbc|Hindi: बारिश (bÄriÅ¡), मà¥à¤à¤¹ (me.nh)
ttbc|Ido: pluvo
ttbc|Interlingua: pluvia
ttbc|Italian: pioggia f
ttbc|Latin: pluvia f
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ttbc|Lojban: carvi
ttbc|Occitan: pluèja
ttbc|Old English: regn|reġn
ttbc|Maltese: xita f}]
{{ttbc|Persian
: FAchar|بارا٠(bÄrÄn)
ttbc|Pitjantjatjara: kapi, mina
ttbc|Quechua: para
ttbc|Romanian: ploaie f
ttbc|Serbian:

ttbc|Setswana: pula
ttbc|Spanish: lluvia f
ttbc|Swahili: mvua
ttbc|Tagalog: ulan
ttbc|Telugu: వాన (vaana), వరà±à°·à° (varshaM)
ttbc|Thai: THchar|à¸à¸
ttbc|Tupinambá: amana
ttbc|Urdu: URchar|بارش (bÄriÅ¡), URchar|ÙÛÙÛ (me.nh)
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Verb
en-verb

  1. avalent Of rain: To fall from the sky.

#: It will rain today.

  1. intransitive To fall in large quantities.

#: Bombs rained from the sky.

  1. transitive To issue (something) in large quantities.

#: The boxer rained punches on his opponent's head.

Derived terms
<!--Terms derived from the VERB-->
rel-top|Terms derived from the verb to rain
it never rains but it pours
rain cats and dogs, rain dogs and cats
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rain down
rain off <!--be cancelled because of rain-->
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Translations
trans-top|of rain: to fall from the sky
Croatian: kišiti; padati (o kiši)
Czech: t+|cs|pršet
Dutch: t+|nl|regenen
Finnish: t+|fi|sataa
French: t+|fr|pleuvoir
German: t+|de|regnen
Greek: t|el|βÏέÏÏ|sc=Grek (vrécho)
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Italian: t+|it|piovere
Japanese: Jpan|é¨ãéã (Jpan|ããããµã, ame ga furu)
Kurdish: barîn, KUchar|بارÛÙ, KUchar|بارا٠بارÛÙ
Malayalam: à´ªàµà´¯àµà´¯àµà´ (peyyuka)
Norwegian: regne
Slovene: t+|sl|deževati
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trans-top|to fall in large quantities
Croatian: t-|hr|pljuštati
German: t+|de|regnen
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Malayalam: à´ªàµà´¯àµà´¯àµà´ (peyyuka)
Norwegian: regne
Slovene: t+|sl|deževati
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trans-top|to issue in large quantities
Finnish: t-|fi|pudotella
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Malayalam: à´ªàµà´¯àµà´¯àµà´ (peyyuka)
Norwegian: regne
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Chinese: ä¸é¨, éé¨
ttbc|Frisian: reine
ttbc|Guaraní: ky
ttbc|Hebrew: ××¨× ×ש×
ttbc|Indonesian: turun hujan
ttbc|Interlingua: pluver
ttbc|Korean: ë¹ê° ì¤ë¤ (bi ga oda)
ttbc|Latin: pluit
ttbc|Polish: padaÄ (o deszczu) <!-- Example: DziÅ bÄdzie padaÅ deszcz. = It will rain today. -->
ttbc|Portuguese: chover
ttbc|Romanian: ploua
ttbc|Russian: идÑи дождÑ
ttbc|Slovak: pršať (1)
ttbc|Spanish: llover
ttbc|Swedish: regna
ttbc|Tagalog: mag-ulan
ttbc|Telugu: à°à±à°°à°¿à°¯à± (kuriyu), వరà±à°·à°¿à°à°à± (varshiMchu)
ttbc|Tupinambá: kyr
ttbc|Turkish: yaÄmur (n), yaÄ- (v)
ttbc|Welsh: glawio

See also
drizzle
hail
mizzle
precipitation
serein
shower
sleet
snow
storm
w:Rain|Wikipedia article on rain

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Noun
ja-noun|r|hira=ããã

  1. ã©ã¤ã³: line

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