(n.) Water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops.
(n.) To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; -- used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains.
(n.) To fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears rained from their eyes.
(v. t.) To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds.
(v. t.) To bestow in a profuse or abundant manner; as, to rain favors upon a person.
(1) This is basically a large tank (the bigger the better) that collects rain from the house guttering and pumps it into the home, to be used for flushing the loo.
(2) The supporters – many of them wearing Hamas green headbands and carrying Hamas flags – packed the open-air venue in rain and strong winds to celebrate the Islamist organisation's 25th anniversary and what it regards as a victory in last month's eight-day war with Israel.
(3) As yet there is no evidence that the occurrence of savanna flies in the rain forest zone of Liberia was of epidemiological significance.
(4) But officials warned the rains may not reach the heart of the Rim fire.
(5) A light rain pattered the rooftops of Los Mochis in Friday’s pre-dawn darkness, the town silent and still as the Sea of Cortez lapped its shore.
(6) The effect of spraying plants with rain-water was to enhance slightly the total content of all trace metals analysed.
(7) Demonstrators gathered in the rain in the west of the Afghan capital and marched towards the city centre, chanting death to the Taliban and Islamic State , while demanding justice and protection from the government.
(8) Richard Aylard, director of sustainability and external affairs for Thames Water, said the firm was aware of the irony that heavy rain had set in after the hosepipe ban was announced.
(9) The warning of further food prices came as some British supermarkets said they were struggling to keep shelves stocked with fresh produce and the National Farmers Union (NFU) reported that UK wheat yields have been the lowest since the late 1980s as a result of abnormal rain fall.
(10) In Kew Gardens, west London, 18mm of rain fell in just an hour on Saturday afternoon with other deluges causing travel misery.
(11) A winter mission, following a rain, will-provide a view of low areas within fields which may be obscured by summer vegetation.
(12) Canterbury and Christchurch in the South Island were expected to bear the brunt of ex-cyclone Debbie, with rain expected to ease in the North Island later on Thursday.
(13) It took City until midway through the first half to test the Boro goalkeeper, and once they did begin to rain shots on goal they found Tómas Mejías more than capable of standing up to them.
(14) On the weather map rain hammers down like a monsoon.
(15) It sounds like self-congratulation for disbelieving incorrect forecasts of rain, then proudly stepping into a hailstorm without an umbrella.
(16) I went inside, and the sound of the rain on the roof and the darkness inside made me very afraid.
(17) Warning of more stormy weather to come he urged people to remain on alert in regions due for more heavy rain this Wednesday and Thursday.
(18) Boxing Day sales shoppers were soaked as downpours continued across the country on Wednesday, and there were warnings that an Atlantic storm would bring more heavy rain at the weekend.
(19) In view of the fact that a major consequence of acid rain is the liberation of large amounts of aluminum in bioavailable forms, concerns are raised about possible human health risks of this environmental phenomenon.
(20) At present it is not possible to quantify the effects attributed to acid rain only; account must be also be taken of cadmium added to, e.g., soil by use of sewage sludge and other fertilizers.
(n.) A mist, or very fine rain, which sometimes falls from a clear sky a few moments after sunset.