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rain·y

 (rā′nē)
adj. rain·i·er, rain·i·est
Characterized by, full of, or bringing rain.

rain′i·ness n.

rainy

(ˈreɪnɪ)
adj, rainier or rainiest
1. (Physical Geography) characterized by a large rainfall: a rainy climate.
2. (Physical Geography) wet or showery; bearing rain
ˈrainily adv
ˈraininess n

rain•y

(ˈreɪ ni)

adj. rain•i•er, rain•i•est.
1. characterized by rain: rainy weather.
2. wet with rain: rainy streets.
rain′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rainy - (of weather) wet by periods of rain; "showery weather"; "rainy days"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"

rainy

adjective wet, damp, inclement, drizzly, showery a rainy night
fine, dry, sunny, arid
Translations
deštivý
regnfuld
sateinen
kišankišovit
rigningar-
雨の
비가 오는
deževen
regnig
ซึ่งมีฝนตก
yağmurluyağışlı
có mưa

rainy

[ˈreɪnɪ]
A. ADJ (rainier (compar) (rainiest (superl))) [climate] → lluvioso; [day] → de lluvia, lluvioso
it was so rainy yesterdayllovió tanto ayer
to keep or save sth for a rainy day [+ object] → guardar algo para una ocasión más propicia; [+ money] → ahorrar algo para cuando lleguen tiempos peores
B. CPD rainy season Népoca f de las lluvias

rainy

[ˈreɪni] adjpluvieux/euse
the rainy season → la saison des pluies
to save sth for a rainy day → garder une poire pour la soif
I'll put the rest in the bank for a rainy day → Je vais mettre le reste à la banque histoire de garder une poire pour la soif.

rainy

adj (+er)regnerisch, Regen-; day alsoverregnet; area alsoregenreich; rainy seasonRegenzeit f; a rainy spellein regnerischer Abschnitt; to keep or save something for a rainy day (fig)etw für schlechte Zeiten zurücklegen or aufheben

rainy

[ˈreɪnɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (climate) → piovoso/a; (season) → delle piogge
rainy day → giorno piovoso
to save or keep sth for a rainy day (fig) → mettere qc da parte per i tempi di magra

rain

(rein) noun
1. water falling from the clouds in liquid drops. We've had a lot of rain today; walking in the rain; We had flooding because of last week's heavy rains.
2. a great number of things falling like rain. a rain of arrows.
verb
1. (only with it as subject) to cause rain to fall. I think it will rain today.
2. to (cause to) fall like rain. Arrows rained down on the soldiers.
ˈrainy adjective
having (many) showers of rain. a rainy day; the rainy season; rainy weather.
ˈraininess noun
ˈrainbow noun
the coloured arch sometimes seen in the sky opposite the sun when rain is falling.
ˈrain check: take a rain check
(American) (to ask) to do something at a later time. Thanks for inviting me to dinner, but can I take a rain check on it?
ˈraincoat noun
a waterproof coat worn to keep out the rain.
ˈraindrop noun
a single drop of rain.
ˈrainfall noun
the amount of rain that falls in a certain place in a certain time. We haven't had much rainfall this year; the annual rainfall.
ˈrain forest noun
a thick tropical forest in a region where it rains a lot.
ˈrain-gauge noun
an instrument for measuring rainfall.
keep/save etc for a rainy day
to keep (especially money) until one needs it or in case one may need it.
rain cats and dogs
to rain very hard.
the rains
(in tropical countries) the rainy season.
(as) right as rain
perfectly all right; completely well.

rainy

مُـمْطِر deštivý regnfuld regnerisch βροχερός lluvioso sateinen pluvieux kišovit piovoso 雨の 비가 오는 regenachtig regntung deszczowy chuvoso дождливый regnig ซึ่งมีฝนตก yağmurlu có mưa 多雨的
References in classic literature ?
Gardening, walks, rows on the river, and flower hunts employed the fine days, and for rainy ones, they had house diversions, some old, some new, all more or less original.
Sometimes on rainy afternoons in the store she got out her bank book and, letting it lie open before her, spent hours dreaming impossible dreams of saving money enough so that the interest would support both herself and her future husband.
It was several weeks later that the explorations of Kurzon came to an end--a temporary end, for the rainy season set in, when the tropics are unsuitable for white men.
On rainy or melancholy days Edna went out and sought the society of the friends she had made at Grand Isle.
But nothing could be done until the rainy season had fairly set in; until the long-looked-for element that was to magically separate the gold from the dross in those dull mounds of dust and gravel had come of its own free will, and in its own appointed channels, independent of the feeble auxiliaries that had hopelessly riven the rocks on the hillside, or hung incomplete and unfinished in lofty scaffoldings above the settlement.
It was not physical exercise that overwearied him,--for except that he sometimes wrought a little with a hoe, or paced the garden-walk, or, in rainy weather, traversed a large unoccupied room,--it was his tendency to remain only too quiescent, as regarded any toil of the limbs and muscles.
But, one idle and rainy day, it was my fortune to make a discovery of some little interest.
I put it on, to try it, and it weighed me down like a hamper, being uncommonly shaggy and thick, and I thought a little damp, as though this mysterious harpooneer had been wearing it of a rainy day.
When the old man died some years after I stepped into his place, and now of course I have top wages, and can lay by for a rainy day or a sunny day, as it may happen, and Nelly is as happy as a bird.
You von't find nobody go out on a rainy day like dis for less.
There had been a long continuous period of rainy weather, and the soft, rich earth of Ohio, as every one knows, is admirably suited to the manufacture of mud--and the road was an Ohio railroad of the good old times.
On the 9th of April he sold the saddle--said he wasn't going to risk HIS life with any perishable saddle-girth that ever was made, over a rainy, miry April road, while he could ride bareback and know and feel he was safe--always HAD despised to ride on a saddle, anyway.