Rainmaker definition

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One who is believed to be capable of producing rain, as through magical or ritual actions.
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A person who tries to make rain fall.
  • A North American Indian medicine man using rituals to influence the rain gods.
  • (informal) A meteorologist or aircraft pilot involved in seeding clouds or the like.
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(informal) One who is known for achieving excellent results in a profession or field, such as business or politics.
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An influential person who can bring success or new vigor to an enterprise.
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A person, esp. an attorney, who attracts new clients or business to a firm, practice, etc.
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A native american medicine man who induces rain by rituals.
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A person who induces rainfall through scientific methods (i.e. silver iodide cloud seeding).
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(figurative) An employee of a company who creates a large amount of unexpected business, consistently brings in money at critical times, or brings in markedly more money than his or her co-workers, thereby "floating their salaries".
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(figurative) An investor in sick or start-up business ventures.
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(slang) (figurative) An executive or lawyer with exceptional ability to attract clients, use political connections, or increase profits, etc.

The president has several rainmakers among his advisers.

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(baseball, informal) A batted ball that is hit very high into the air.

The slugger is known for hitting rainmakers.

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Noun

Singular:
rainmaker
Plural:
rainmakers