rain - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun 

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/reɪn/
singularrain
pluralrains
  1. [uncountable]

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    water that falls in drops from clouds in the sky

    Drops of rain ran down the window pane.

    heavy/torrential/pouring rain (=a lot of rain):

    Heavy rain has been forecast for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    light rain (=a small amount of rain):

    Visibility was good, with only occasional light rain.

    in the rain:

    People were queuing for buses in the rain.

    1. a.

      the rains

      [plural] the large amounts of rain that fall in tropical regions during a particular season
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