• (figuratively) An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air.

    "A rain of mortar fire fell on our trenches."

  • (figuratively) Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops.
  • Condensed water falling from a cloud.

    "We've been having a lot of rain lately.The rains came late that year."


  • (transitive) To issue (something) in large quantities.

    "The boxer rained punches on his opponent's head."

  • (intransitive) To fall in large quantities.

    "Bombs rained from the sky."

  • To fall as or like rain.

    "Tears rained from her eyes."

  • (impersonal) To have rain fall from the sky.

    "It will rain today."

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