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rain check

1. A ticket stub entitling the holder to admission to a future event if the scheduled event is canceled because of rain.
2. An assurance to a customer that an item on sale that is sold out or out of stock may be purchased later at the sale price.
3. A promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the future: declined the invitation to dinner, but asked for a rain check.

rain check

1. (General Sporting Terms) US and Canadian a ticket stub for a baseball or other game that allows readmission on a future date if the event is cancelled because of rain
2. the deferral of acceptance of an offer, esp a voucher issued to a customer wishing to purchase a sale item that is temporarily out of stock, enabling him or her to buy it at the special price when next the item is available
3. take a rain check to accept the postponement of an offer

rain′ check`

or rain′check`,

1. an offered or requested postponement of an invitation until a more convenient, usu. unspecified time.
2. a voucher entitling a customer to purchase at a later date and for the same price a sale item that is temporarily out of stock.
3. a ticket for future use given to spectators at an outdoor event that has been postponed or interrupted by rain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rain check - a promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the futurerain check - a promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the future
promise - a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
2.rain check - a ticket stub entitling the holder to admission to a future event if the scheduled event was cancelled due to rain
ticket stub, stub - a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt
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(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.
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.
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There is no purchase necessary to obtain Sweet Tracks but supplies are limited and rain checks will not be issued.
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There is no purchase necessary to obtain "Sweet Tracks" but supplies are limited and rain checks will not be issued.
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With the overwhelming demand for the Sony PlayStation(R) 2 this year, that may mean standing in long lines, going from store to store, and taking rain checks," said Wilson Zehr, CEO of Zairmail.
18 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday shopping can be simplified -- no long lines, rain checks or buying the wrong size -- and it doesn't mean taking the easy road with a gift card or worse, a gift basket.
Because of this special one-session pricing, no refunds or rain checks will be available for Saturday evening October 6.
SASI system features include CRT monitor displays for cashiers and customer, on-line help, electronic PLU flip charts, coupon scanning, electronic marketing programs, rain checks and returns as well as a full electronic journal and account receivable capabilities.
Event Management can track reservations, gift giveaways, record tournament scores and print leader sheets, rain checks and receipts while linking this information to casino player ID.
To ensure store personnel are providing the best possible service to customers, TradingPOST/GM provides in-store inventory and unit tracking, rain checks, 24-hour store operation, promotional and permanent price changes by date and time, and catalog or style inquiry for ticketless items.
Wal-Mart is so good at giving customers what they want - easy to find inventory at great prices - that according to Joe Murdock with Gale Consulting, "At K-Mart, you go in with a list of five items and come out with two of them and three rain checks.