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rain

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rain

  1. 1 a steady falling of water from the sky in significant quantity <the rain continued for most of the day> Synonyms cloudburst, deluge, downfall, downpour, rainfall, rainstorm, storm, wet Related Words precipitation, shower; thundershower, thunderstorm, weather Near Antonyms drizzle, mist, mizzle, scud, spit, sprinkle

  2. 2 a heavy fall of objects <the Norman invaders fled when the castle's defenders threw a rain of stones down upon them> Synonyms hail, shower, storm Related Words barrage, bombardment, broadside, cannonade, fusillade, salvo, volley; flood, gush, rush, spate, torrent; eruption, outbreak, outburst




rain

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rain

  1. 1 to fall as water in a continuous stream of drops from the clouds <it started raining early this morning and hasn't let up since> Synonyms pour, precipitate, storm Related Words shower; spit; hail, rainsquall, squall; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, swamp Phrases rain cats and dogs Near Antonyms drizzle, mist, mizzle, spit, sprinkle

  2. 2 to give readily and in large quantities <she rained praise upon her graduating students> <the squadron rained bombs on the enemy's fortifications> Synonyms heap, lavish, pour, shower Related Words gush, stream; flood, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, swamp; bombard, hail Near Antonyms hold back, keep, reserve, retain, withhold





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