rain date


Definition of rain date

: an alternative date set aside for use if a scheduled event must be postponed due to rain

Examples of rain date in a Sentence

The bike trip is scheduled for May 18th, with a rain date of May 25th.
Recent Examples on the Web There is no rain date, so bring umbrellas if the weather is iffy. courant.com, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 25 Sep. 2020 There will be food trucks and live music, and the festival will run from 5 to 10 p.m. with Sept. 19 as the rain date. Don Stacom, courant.com, "New Britain plans Beehive Bridge celebration with masks, distancing rules," 12 Sep. 2020 Nearby fireworks: Watch for fireworks from Loch Raven Technical Academy sometime between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on the 4th (rain date July 5). Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "March on: Quest tries to pinpoint age of Towson Fourth of July parade," 2 July 2019 The event is free and open to the public; rain date is Sunday, Dec. 22, at 5 p.m. For more information visit rockportartassn.org. BostonGlobe.com, "Plimoth Plantation will host a Spirited Winter Village on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, in," 18 Dec. 2019 There is no rain date, so bring umbrellas if weather is iffy. courant.com, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 19 Sep. 2019 The Smith Beach cleanup in East Braintree is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 5, with a rain date of Oct. 12. BostonGlobe.com, "The town of Braintree is looking for volunteers to help clean up Smith Beach on the Fore River.," 11 Sep. 2019 The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. Contact Debbie at 860-930-6844 or deblivingston@mac.com with any questions. courant.com, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 20 Nov. 2019 The event will end at 7 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 27. Susan Harrison, baltimoresun.com, "Lifelong Elkridge resident honored for dedication to Howard fire service," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of rain date

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Rain date.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rain%20date. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rain date

US : a date for something to happen if it cannot happen on its original date because of rain

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