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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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