rainstorm


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rain·storm

 (rān′stôrm′)
n.
A storm accompanied by rain.

rainstorm

(ˈreɪnˌstɔːm)
n
(Physical Geography) a storm with heavy rain

rain•storm

(ˈreɪnˌstɔrm)

n.
a storm with heavy rain.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rainstorm - a storm with rainrainstorm - a storm with rain      
storm, violent storm - a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
equinoctial storm, line storm - a violent rainstorm near the time of an equinox
thundershower - a short rainstorm accompanied by thunder and lightning
Translations
felhőszakadászivatar

rainstorm

[ˈreɪnstɔːm] Naguacero m, chaparrón m

rainstorm

[ˈreɪnstɔːrm] npluie f torrentielle

rainstorm

[ˈreɪnˌstɔːm] ntemporale m, pioggia torrenziale
References in classic literature ?
It was apparently an ordinary autumn rainstorm, but the water which fell upon Jo (who was hardly old enough to be either just or unjust, and so perhaps did not come under the law of impartial distribution) appeared to have some property peculiar to itself: one would have said it was dark and adhesive--sticky.
The rainstorm had ended and the gray mist and clouds had been swept away in the night by the wind.
However, there came a day when I forgot to do this, and, being caught in a rainstorm, before I thought of the danger my joints had rusted, and I was left to stand in the woods until you came to help me.
The stones, in falling, struck against these projections and rebounded from one to another; and the result was a series of pattering sounds that exactly imitated a rainstorm.
For the love of Mike," the fat man chuckled, "if you got caught out in a rainstorm without an umbrella you'd sure drown, wouldn't you?
Perhaps a sudden rainstorm has splashed its fatal moisture upon an unwiped joint.
The US National Center for Storms Survey anticipated flooding in the aftermath of torrential rainstorms, pointing out that Isaac gathered force and transformed into a hurricane as it hit land in southeast Louisiana State last night accompanied with strong winds and rainstorm, and this poses a key challenge to city defenses which cost billions of US dollars constructed in Louisiana after Katrina Typhoon had destroyed the US coast seven years ago.
Four transformers of WAPDA were out of order and supply of electricity in Tariq Bin Ziyad Colony, and Kot Allah Din was suspended due to heavy rainstorm.
Meteorological observatory stations in Hunan and Jiangxi issued rainstorm alerts on Wednesday.
7 Kyodo Hong Kong has installed an advanced weather radar made in Japan and a supercomputer from the United States to improve its rainstorm forecasting capability, the territory's weather observatory said Tuesday.
RAINSTORM looks threatening in the closing Whips & Woods Handicap (3.
A rainstorm had given the sand a mushy consistency that held three footprints intact; the wind then blew dry sand into the tracks and covered them with material that turned to rock and slowly eroded over tens of thousands of years.