Synonyms & Antonyms of rain

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a steady falling of water from the sky in significant quantity
  • the rain continued for most of the day

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2 a heavy fall of objects
  • the Norman invaders fled when the castle's defenders threw a rain of stones down upon them

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Synonyms & Antonyms of rain (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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2 to give readily and in large quantities
  • she rained praise upon her graduating students
  • the squadron rained bombs on the enemy's fortifications

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The first known use of rain was before the 12th century

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“Rain.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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