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 The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. MANSFIELD – A fine art and crafts show presented by the Ashford Arts Council members will take place at the Coffee Break Gallery in the East Brook Mall, 95 Storrs Road. courant.com, 4 Dec. 2021 After consulting with him, school administrators at South were able to make the call early Monday that graduation would go on as planned without the need for a rain date. Zareen Syed, chicagotribune.com, 18 May 2021 The rain date is the same time on the following day. cleveland, 8 Oct. 2021 The rain date will be the following Friday and Saturday. courant.com, 30 Sep. 2021 The Harvard Flea Market sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Harvard and the Harvard Schools Trust will return for its 49th year on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date Oct. 10). BostonGlobe.com, 29 Sep. 2021 Pop-ups continue through Oct. 9 (rain date, Oct. 10). BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2021 September Trivia on the Lawn will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., with a rain date of Sept. 15. courant.com, 18 Aug. 2021 The rain date is Thursday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets or chairs. courant.com, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of rain date

1954, in the meaning defined above

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9 Dec 2021

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“Rain date.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rain%20date. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of rain date

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


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