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plural of rain
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as in storms
a steady falling of water from the sky in significant quantity the rain continued for most of the day

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as in barrages
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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rains

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verb

present tense third-person singular of rain
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as in pours
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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as in showers
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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“Rains.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rains. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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