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RAIN, v.i. [It seems that rain is contracted from regen. It is the Gr. to rain, to water, which we retain in brook, and the Latins, by dropping the prefix, in rigo, irrigo, to irrigate. The primary sense is to pour out, to drive forth. Heb.]

1. To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains; it will rain; it rained, or it has rained.

2. To fall or drop like rain; as, tears rained at their eyes.

RAIN, v.t. To pour or shower down from the upper regions, like rain from the clouds.

Then said the Lord to Moses, behold I will rain bread from heaven for you. Ex. 14.

God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating. Job. 20.

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and horrible tempest. Ps. 11.

RAIN, n. The descent of water in drops from the clouds; or the water thus falling. Rain is distinguished from mist, by the size of the drops, which are distinctly visible. When water falls in very small drops or particles, we call it mist, and fog is composed of particles so fine as to be not only indistinguishable, but to float or be suspended in the air.




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RAIN, v.i. [It seems that rain is contracted from regen. It is the Gr. to rain, to water, which we retain in brook, and the Latins, by dropping the prefix, in rigo, irrigo, to irrigate. The primary sense is to pour out, to drive forth. Heb.]

1. To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains; it will rain; it rained, or it has rained.

2. To fall or drop like rain; as, tears rained at their eyes.

RAIN, v.t. To pour or shower down from the upper regions, like rain from the clouds.

Then said the Lord to Moses, behold I will rain bread from heaven for you. Ex. 14.

God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating. Job. 20.

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and horrible tempest. Ps. 11.

RAIN, n. The descent of water in drops from the clouds; or the water thus falling. Rain is distinguished from mist, by the size of the drops, which are distinctly visible. When water falls in very small drops or particles, we call it mist, and fog is composed of particles so fine as to be not only indistinguishable, but to float or be suspended in the air.


RAIN, n. [Sax. rægn, regn, ren.]

The descent of water in drops from the clouds; or the water thus falling. Rain is distinguished from mist, by the size of the drops, which are distinctly visible. When water falls in very small drops or particles, we call it mist, and fog is composed of particles so fine as to be not only indistinguishable, but to float or be suspended in the air.


RAIN, v.i. [Sax. hregnan, regnan, renian, rinan, to rain; Goth. rign, rain; Sax. racu; Cimbric, raekia, rain; D. and G. regen, rain; D. regenen, to rain; Sw. regn, rain; regna, to rain; Dan. regn, rain; regner, to rain; G. beregnen, to rain on. It seems that rain is contracted from regen. It is the Gr. βρεχω, to rain, to water, which we retain in brook, and the Latins, by dropping the prefix, in rigo, irrigo, to irrigate. The primary sense is to pour out, to drive forth, Ar. بَرَكَ baraka, coinciding with Heb. Ch. and Syr. ברך. Class Brg, No. 3.]

  1. To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains; it will rain; it rained, or it has rained.
  2. To fall or drop like rain; as, tears rained at their eyes. – Milton.

RAIN, v.t.

To pour or shower down from the upper regions, like rain from the clouds. Then said the Lord to Moses, behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. – Exod. xvi. God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him when he is eating. – Job xx. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest. – Ps. xi.


Rain
  1. Reign.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
  2. Water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops.

    Rain is water by the heat of the sun divided into very small parts ascending in the air, till, encountering the cold, it be condensed into clouds, and descends in drops. Ray.

    Fair days have oft contracted wind and rain. Milton.

    * Rain is distinguished from mist by the size of the drops, which are distinctly visible. When water falls in very small drops or particles, it is called mist; and fog is composed of particles so fine as to be not only individually indistinguishable, but to float or be suspended in the air. See Fog, and Mist.

    Rain band (Meteorol.), a dark band in the yellow portion of the solar spectrum near the sodium line, caused by the presence of watery vapor in the atmosphere, and hence sometimes used in weather predictions. -- Rain bird (Zoöl.), the yaffle, or green woodpecker. [Prov. Eng.] The name is also applied to various other birds, as to Saurothera vetula of the West Indies. -- Rain fowl (Zoöl.), the channel-bill cuckoo (Scythrops Novæ-Hollandiæ) of Australia. -- Rain gauge, an instrument of various forms for measuring the quantity of rain that falls at any given place in a given time; a pluviometer; an ombrometer. -- Rain goose (Zoöl.), the red-throated diver, or loon. [Prov. Eng.] -- Rain prints (Geol.), markings on the surfaces of stratified rocks, presenting an appearance similar to those made by rain on mud and sand, and believed to have been so produced. -- Rain quail. (Zoöl.) See Quail, n., 1. -- Rain water, water that has fallen from the clouds in rain.

  3. To fall in drops from the clouds, as water] -- used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains.

    The rain it raineth every day. Shak.

  4. To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds.

    Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. Ex. xvi. 4.

  5. To fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears rained from their eyes.
  6. To bestow in a profuse or abundant manner; as, to rain favors upon a person.
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RAIN, verb intransitive [It seems that rain is contracted from regen. It is the Gr. to rain to water, which we retain in brook, and the Latins, by dropping the prefix, in rigo, irrigo, to irrigate. The primary sense is to pour out, to drive forth. Heb.]

1. To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains; it will rain; it rained, or it has rained.

2. To fall or drop like rain; as, tears rained at their eyes.

RAIN, verb transitive To pour or shower down from the upper regions, like rain from the clouds.

Then said the Lord to Moses, behold I will rain bread from heaven for you. Exodus 14:1.

God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating. Job 20:23.

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and horrible tempest. Psalms 11:6.

RAIN, noun The descent of water in drops from the clouds; or the water thus falling. rain is distinguished from mist, by the size of the drops, which are distinctly visible. When water falls in very small drops or particles, we call it mist, and fog is composed of particles so fine as to be not only indistinguishable, but to float or be suspended in the air.

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