Meaning of RAIN in English

RAIN

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a rain/snow storm

They got caught in a terrible snow storm.

acid rain

blinding rain/snow/heat etc

I struggled back to the hut through blinding rain.

Heavy rain

Heavy rain has caused flooding in many areas.

it rains/snows heavily

It’s been raining heavily all day.

it’s pouring with rain/it poured with rain British English

It was pouring down with rain at three o'clock.

it’s pouring with rain/it poured with rain British English

It was pouring down with rain at three o'clock.

pelting rain

the cold wind and pelting rain

rain check

‘Care for a drink?’ ‘I’ll take a rain check, thanks.’

rain clouds

The sky had been full of rain clouds for days.

rain dripped

The rain dripped down his neck.

rain drop

rain forest

the destruction of the rain forest

rain gauge

shower of rain

a shower of rain

tropical rain forests

the tropical rain forests

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

acid

For example, Norwich rain has been found to be twice as acid as rain at a rural site nearby.

Sulphur goes on to produce acid rain .

Carbonates destroyed by the acid rain release vast quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Has no one told him about acid rain or the carcinogens in coal waste?

People say that acid rain from processing plants have rotted their tin roofs.

Out on the motorways cars go into the fog. Acid rain at the rattling glass.

They said the reason the trees were dying was acid rain .

cold

The weather had changed to cold , steady rain .

It is evening, a steady cold rain is falling outside and gusts of wind rattle the shutters.

Several hundred fans, already cold from intermittent rain , slept in the station overnight.

A cold rain was beginning to fall, the sky to the east was very dark.

In age she recollected the sensation of hot tears mixing with cold rain .

He leaned up against the window and watched a cold early July rain fall, watched the trees shake.

You don't see teachers out on the picket line, in the cold and the rain , have you noticed?

That evening, as a cold rain began to fall, we were the last family admitted to the receiving camp.

driving

The weather broke down thereafter, and in driving chill rain tempers were cooled.

The darkness was so complete that no one could have seen her through the driving rain and almost instantly the house disappeared.

Inside, peace reigns, even in driving rain .

There was continuous driving rain , and a cold that numbed me.

The air was full of driving rain as Jack climbed the hill.

He took the Mascot Missile's keys from the tray in the hall and went out into the driving rain .

He let go and ducked back into the driving rain .

heavy

Many of the day's activities took place indoors to escape the heavy rain .

But in heavy rains , when the reservoir overflows, excessive levels of metals flow into Keswick Reservoir and downstream.

But when water levels rise, after heavy rain , the caves flood, bringing water into contact with the pollutants.

At Scott Flat Reservoir in the Sierra foothills, heavy rain with hail.

I told him that the weather was horrendous on Tiree also, with cloud and heavy rain , and getting worse.

The heavy rains left puddles in the center circle and in the corners.

It was believed that the accident happened as an indirect result of heavy rain and snow storms in the city.

Streams can get high and swift very quickly following heavy rains .

light

A light rain began to fall.

The clouds were turbulent and gray, a cool, light rain still falling.

I stand in a light mist of rain .

As he walked along, light rain began to fall.

The prohibition was lifted in some counties last week after light rain fell over much of the state.

East Anglia: Patchy light rain .

Dead meat with a light blood rain was everywhere: I shivered.

pouring

On the other hand, driving round at night, in the pouring rain , didn't appeal either.

Two glasses of wine. Pouring rain and flat grey sky outside.

Then, crouching down, I peered out through the pouring rain and saw such a sight as I will never forget.

Two figures stood under it in the pouring rain .

Then, he mingled with people in Belfast's city centre during pouring rain and chatted with pupils of Deramore High School.

Have you ever been up to Clogwyn Du'r Arddu in the pouring rain and the vilest weather?

Jumbles of furniture, bedding, household objects stood in the pouring rain .

Apart from the pouring rain , we had to contend with mist - luckily we were on a clear path.

torrential

As El Ni o ebbs away, drought follows the torrential rain .

He spent many nights sleeping in an open orchard in torrential rain until he located a small cave.

During the night there was torrential rain .

Six hours before our meeting began, the city was deluged with torrential rain .

The weather was appalling, torrential rain , heavy winds and icy temperatures - ideal for sprinting!

My mum and dad drove us to the airport in the torrential rain and wind.

When the land is exposed to the harsh tropical sun and torrential rain , it quickly becomes infertile.

He dropped his head into his hands. Torrential rain was quickly turning the building-site into a quagmire.

tropical

The tropical rain hardly dampened the mood of the waiting crowd.

Most species live in tropical rain forests.

The drive is spectacular: gorges and tropical rain forests and waterfalls on every hand, but I thought only of Poppy.

For the environmentally minded contractor, several lumber companies in California are now marketing ethically chopped tropical rain forest timber.

That becomes only too clear if you find yourself hungry in a tropical rain forest.

A deluge of tropical rain fell on us an hour later.

Up to half of the tropical rain forests cut down or burned are transformed not into wasteland but into secondary forest.

■ NOUN

fall

For others the clouds might gather and the rains fall , but never for Maurice and those around him.

I stood in the doorway of a store during the storms we were having and watched the rain fall through the gloom.

Switch to a spring dressing when rain fall drops and leaching will be less, he urges.

Only on the coldest winter days or when rain falls will they move inside.

He leaned up against the window and watched a cold early July rain fall , watched the trees shake.

forest

Farming, then, is the biggest devourer of rain forest .

Meanwhile, the felling and burning of tile Amazonian rain forest had also become a major story.

The drive is spectacular: gorges and tropical rain forests and waterfalls on every hand, but I thought only of Poppy.

Beyond the pristine beaches are rain forests .

We want to get an idea of what's going on in the rain forest canopy.

A simulated rain forest will be installed inside two climate-controlled buildings, also in the post-2006 phase.

Of those that pollinate a small percentage of tropical rain forest trees, a minority feed exclusively on floral resources.

As in the first pavilion, the conservatory recedes into the background and the rain forest embraces visitors.

shower

I feel the wind on my face and the first drops of a summer rain shower falling on my hair.

The latest rain shower had stopped, and an orange, smoky sunset came on.

However, cloud conditions in Florida are expected to worsen after Friday, with low clouds and rain showers likely.

A rain shower splatters so realistically, you almost feel wet.

They were married between rain showers at an outdoor ceremony at the farm near Hope, N.D., Saturday night.

water

If your tap water is of doubtful quality then you must be prepared to remedy the situation or use rain water instead.

Only distilled water , rain water, or water from a clean aquarium should be used.

Neither does it lose its sweetness by becoming diluted with rain water .

No new rain water is used.

The bottles you buy today contain rain water which fell up to 80 years ago.

When rain water hits pyrite ore, it forms sulfuric acid, which leaches out copper and other metals.

Also, the rain water has been a very weak acid because it links with carbon dioxide in the air.

Whenever possible well-filtered rain water should be used.

■ VERB

pour

We can buy houses, take care of babies, fight wars, drive in the pouring rain .

I was 300 yards from home in a restaurant and had only used my car anyway because it was pouring with rain .

In this pouring rain on a busy street corner in Paris, I watch her face go soft with recognition.

As well as the wind, it poured with rain .

It didn't, and by the time she did reach the village it was fully dark - and pouring with rain .

It was pouring with rain now, but standing right there on the shiny Eighth Street pavement was Signe.

She sketched even faster, wanting to get everything down before it began to pour with rain .

stop

Nothing was stopping in the rain .

Is it to stop the rain spoiling their designer hairstyles or is it because they may get damp and catch the sniffles?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

driving rain/snow

He feels like a fool in his virtual reality goggles as he trudges through the driving rain to the parked aircraft.

In the face of the hard, driving snow, the stage slowed.

Inside, peace reigns, even in driving rain.

The air was full of driving rain as Jack climbed the hill.

The darkness was so complete that no one could have seen her through the driving rain and almost instantly the house disappeared.

The somber job was made more difficult by driving snow and subfreezing temperatures.

There was continuous driving rain, and a cold that numbed me.

They carried parasols and held them against the driving snow as they minced along in three-inch clogs.

it is pissing down (with rain)

spots of rain

A few spots of rain fell on Claire.

As they passed through the town of Isserre, spots of rain spat on to the windscreen.

But although it was early the sky had become quite dark and he felt a few spots of rain.

But most areas did avoid the rain apart from a few spots of rain over the islands.

take a rain check (on sth)

I'm sorry but I'm busy on Saturday - can I take a rain check?

The warning voice could go take a rain check, she thought.

torrential rain

As El Ni o ebbs away, drought follows the torrential rain.

Bob Weber's house south of Larimore has had water to the top of the basement since last week's torrential rains.

Five target fish were nominated for the second day as the anglers struggled to overcome persistent torrential rain and buffeting winds.

He spent many nights sleeping in an open orchard in torrential rain until he located a small cave.

It follows torrential rain yesterday, which flooded roads, and caused chaos as hundreds of commuters were stuck in traffic jams.

My mum and dad drove us to the airport in the torrential rain and wind.

The weather was appalling, torrential rain, heavy winds and icy temperatures - ideal for sprinting!

When the land is exposed to the harsh tropical sun and torrential rain, it quickly becomes infertile.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Four inches of rain have fallen in four days.

I like walking in the rain

Some light rain is likely in the Boston area.

The rain was beating against the window.

The coast has been battered by torrential rain all week.

The roads are flooded after a period of exceptionally heavy rain .

There's an 80% chance of rain .

When acid rain falls, it affects the pH balance of the soil.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Between the gusts, the sound of rain on the roof and water pouring off it was continuous.

However, the weather may not be so good, and rain and gales are frequent.

It was peaceful, under the rain .

The moist snowfall had changed into rain .

The new wind brought rain , and not just showers, but a constant soaking deluge flying sometimes straight at us.

The undisguised face gleamed in the rain .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

hard

A bleak scene outside where it was raining hard , and he felt bleak inside.

It started raining hard just then.

It was raining hard now, and the wind was screaming from the back of the ship.

Now it was raining hard outside, great heavy unmerciful rain slanting out of the sky like steel rods.

Soon it was raining hard enough, Stephen noted dismally, to keep him off the moor for the evening.

It was raining hard now, beating on the window panes, and the room was in semi-darkness.

heavily

The, to add insult to injury, it started raining heavily .

It had been raining heavily - and it was to go on raining heavily for another nine days.

The incident occured when it was dark and raining heavily .

It was a cold, windy night, and it was raining heavily .

It began to rain heavily , and after a while Oliver opened his eyes.

It began to rain heavily , a big storm coming down fast from the north.

On my second outing with the boots I was trying to assess how watertight they were as it was raining heavily .

■ NOUN

blow

She almost screamed when she felt the blows raining against it.

■ VERB

begin

Paul walked about, feeling it begin to rain , not caring that the wet dripped on his suit of clothes.

It began to rain in torrents when I was let off there.

It had begun to rain since she came in.

Rolls of thunder joined the gunfire now, like giant echoes, and it began to rain , reducing visibility.

As I clicked my stopwatch at the start line it began to rain .

Almost at once, the sky began to rain witnessed meteorites.

In her mind was she comforting her cat-creature as the virus bombs began to rain down?

It had begun to rain , a cold leaden drizzle.

start

By the time John parked in Sloane Crescent the sun had vanished behind lowering cloud, and it was starting to rain .

It started raining hard just then.

The, to add insult to injury, it started raining heavily.

We had dug in that night on perimeter, and it started raining .

I put my arms over my head and pieces of glass started to rain down on me.

Exactly the time the guy said fall in, it started raining .

And, by now, it had started to rain .

We had the window open, and it had just started to rain the lightest rain imaginable.

stop

The pavements were wet when in under an hour they reached Karlovy Vary, but for the moment it had stopped raining .

It seems to have stopped raining , but I open my umbrella anyway and head toward my car.

It had stopped raining by the morning.

In Newburgh it had stopped raining .

It had stopped raining , but the sky still looked like cement.

The first day at the resort, it never stopped raining .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

driving rain/snow

He feels like a fool in his virtual reality goggles as he trudges through the driving rain to the parked aircraft.

In the face of the hard, driving snow, the stage slowed.

Inside, peace reigns, even in driving rain.

The air was full of driving rain as Jack climbed the hill.

The darkness was so complete that no one could have seen her through the driving rain and almost instantly the house disappeared.

The somber job was made more difficult by driving snow and subfreezing temperatures.

There was continuous driving rain, and a cold that numbed me.

They carried parasols and held them against the driving snow as they minced along in three-inch clogs.

spots of rain

A few spots of rain fell on Claire.

As they passed through the town of Isserre, spots of rain spat on to the windscreen.

But although it was early the sky had become quite dark and he felt a few spots of rain.

But most areas did avoid the rain apart from a few spots of rain over the islands.

take a rain check (on sth)

I'm sorry but I'm busy on Saturday - can I take a rain check?

The warning voice could go take a rain check, she thought.

torrential rain

As El Ni o ebbs away, drought follows the torrential rain.

Bob Weber's house south of Larimore has had water to the top of the basement since last week's torrential rains.

Five target fish were nominated for the second day as the anglers struggled to overcome persistent torrential rain and buffeting winds.

He spent many nights sleeping in an open orchard in torrential rain until he located a small cave.

It follows torrential rain yesterday, which flooded roads, and caused chaos as hundreds of commuters were stuck in traffic jams.

My mum and dad drove us to the airport in the torrential rain and wind.

The weather was appalling, torrential rain, heavy winds and icy temperatures - ideal for sprinting!

When the land is exposed to the harsh tropical sun and torrential rain, it quickly becomes infertile.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

It rained all night, and half the day after.

It was raining hard.

Take an umbrella in case it rains.

Think it'll rain this weekend?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

About 1.30 am we got home to Debenham, it was raining it was cold and completely desolate.

At 7,000 metres a shower of rocks rained down on me.

By the time John parked in Sloane Crescent the sun had vanished behind lowering cloud, and it was starting to rain .

Earlier in the day it had been raining, now there was a high wind blowing.

It had been raining all week and the cleared paths were slick where the rain had frozen on top of the snow.

It had started to rain again.

It was as though the mourning cloud that had stopped above Rehoboth had rained meanness and waiting.

It was quiet outside, and raining.

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