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.
"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.
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.
The tempest began as a mere rainstorm in Darfur, Sudan, and then grew.
Bloomberg News has reported that the Mumbai (Bombay) Chamber of Commerce is calling for government leaders to take infrastructure improvements more seriously in the wake of a rainstorm that caused business to come to a halt in the city because of flooding that damaged transportation and communication networks.
While it's not forecast for rain clouds to gather over Carlisle tonight, there could be a Rainstorm on the track.
Hawkins, who has an Achilles tendon problem, was put through his paces in Minsk yesterday evening as the Gypsies trained during a torrential rainstorm.
As Chairman of the Young Men's & Women's Real Estate Association of New York, (YM/WREA), my worst nightmare became a reality when we were forced to postpone our Annual Golf and Tennis Outing last month because of a severe rainstorm. The storm actually occurred the Sunday before the event, on Father's Day.
ENGLAND cricket fans soaked up the atmosphere in Sri Lanka yesterday after a torrential rainstorm stopped play in the final warm-up match before next week's opening Test.