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rain·storm

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

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

(ˈreɪnˌstɔrm)

n.
a storm with heavy rain.
[1810–20]
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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
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Translations
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rainstorm

[ˈreɪnstɔːm] Naguacero m, chaparrón m
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rainstorm

[ˈreɪnstɔːrm] npluie f torrentielle
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rainstorm

[ˈreɪnˌstɔːm] ntemporale m, pioggia torrenziale
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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.
Rabat On August 28, rainstorms in several areas of Souss Region (southern Morocco) caused massive flooding with more than 11 people swept away, according to local sources.In the province of Taroudant (80 kilometers east of Agadir), floods swept away a number of victims.
Owusu personally planted the first three trees, after which he took the press on a tour of some school buildings in the municipality adversely affected by recent rainstorms.
jointly activated a level-IV emergency response today after rainstorms
Families of injured girl and victims of rainstorms and lightning also met the chief minister.
While it was destructive, it was mild compared to the series of rainstorms that plagued Seoul in July 1925, cumulating into a massive flood on July 17 that claimed the lives of 600 people and left 226,000 homeless.