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  Dictionary Definition of rain

rain
noun
1. water in drops falling from the sky to the earth, being condensed from the aqueous vapour in the atmosphere.
2. a rainfall, rainstorm, or shower.
3. ( plural ) the seasonal rainfalls, or the rainy or wet season, in some regions, as India.
4. a large quantity of anything falling thickly: a rain of blows.
-- verb (i)
5. (of rain) to fall: it rained all night.
6. to fall like rain: tears rained from her eyes.
7. to send down or let fall rain (said of God, the sky, the clouds, etc.).
-- verb (t)
8. to send down, scatter, or sprinkle (rain, etc.).
9. to offer, bestow, or give abundantly: to rain blows upon a person.
-- phrase
10. rain cats and dogs, to rain heavily.
11. right as rain, perfectly all right.
[ME rein, OE regn, c. D regen, G Regen, Icel. regn ]