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water that falls in small drops from clouds in the sky: ➔ acid rain, rain drop, rainy
a night of wind and rain
in the rain
I left my bicycle out in the rain.
heavy/torrential/pouring rain (=a lot of rain)
There will be heavy rain in most parts of the country.
The light rain had stopped.
a heavy shower of rain
An inch of rain fell in an hour.
As the first drops of rain fell, they ran for cover.
It was pouring with rain (=it was raining very hard) and Laura only had a thin dress on.
It looks like rain (=there are dark rain clouds), so let's go inside.
heavy rain that falls during a particular period in the year in tropical countries [= monsoon]:
Last year, the rains came on time in April.
a large number of things falling or moving through the air together:
The archers sent a rain of arrows towards the enemy.
whatever happens or whatever the weather is like:
Don't worry. We'll be there - rain or shine.