rainy day


Definition of rainy day 

: a period of want or need saving for a rainy day

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from rainy day

rainy-day \ ˈrā-​nē-​ˌdā \ adjective

Examples of rainy day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

And investors are calling on companies to use their cash wisely by balancing capital allocations to new investments against returns to shareholders and money set aside for a rainy day. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "European Finance Chiefs Struggle to Spend Cash," 3 Sep. 2018 Keep those additional payments in your portfolio for that rainy day. Benny L. Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Bought a home but never received deed? Here's what to do," 20 Nov. 2017 Boston, Massachusetts View this post on Instagram Another rainy day in #Boston. Claire Volkman, Marie Claire, "The 8 Most Instagrammable U.S. Cities to Visit This Summer," 1 June 2017 Eric Fisher @ericfisher Eric Fisher @ericfisher NWS Gray @NWSGray A cool, rainy day in progress. BostonGlobe.com, "Weather updates and alerts as storms and rain hit Mass.," 25 June 2018 In that span, Portland historically averages fewer rainy days than all but five of the current MLB franchises. John Canzano, OregonLive.com, "Canzano: Portland Diamond Project with strong liftoff for MLB to PDX," 17 Apr. 2018 And despite dire weather forecasts, the threat from subtropical storm Alberto and rainy days, festival attendance rose 3 percent from 2017. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "2018 Fringe: Fewer shows, but attendance and performers' paychecks rise," 1 June 2018 Her research also touched on other factors of education — including that children are often more often absent from school on rainy days and Mondays. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Nancy Karweit, noted education research specialist who studied how children learn, dies," 11 May 2018 There have been a few completely awful, rainy days interspersed with stifling heat — perfect for the pool, though perhaps a little too busy for pool staff. Sara Clarkson, chicagotribune.com, "Clarkson: Feeling lost, but found, in pool or air conditioning this stifling summer," 5 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'rainy day.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of rainy day

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rainy day

Dictionary Entries near rainy day




rainy day

rainy day fund

Rainy Lake


Statistics for rainy day

Last Updated

15 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for rainy day

The first known use of rainy day was circa 1580

See more words from the same year

Comments on rainy day

What made you want to look up rainy day? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trusted follower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!