- To rain very heavily.
- to rain heavily
- to cause (an event) to be postponed or canceled because of rain
Other Word Forms of Rain
Origin of Rain
Middle English reyn, rein, from Old English reÄ¡n, from Proto-Germanic *regnaz (compare West Frisian rein, Dutch regen, German Regen, Danish regn), from pre-Germanic *Hréǵ-no-, from Proto-Indo-European *Hreǵ 'to flow' (compare Latin rigō (“wet, soak"), Lithuanian rõki (“drizzling rain"), Albanian rrjedh (“to flow, drip")).
Middle English from Old English regn, rēn
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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