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Rainy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RA'INY, a. Abounding with rain; wet; showery; as rainy weather; a rainy day or season.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (of weather) wet by periods of rain; "showery weather"; "rainy days" [syn: showery, rainy]

Merriam Webster's

adjective (rainier; -est) Date: before 12th century marked by, abounding with, or bringing rain <rainy weather>

Merriam Webster's

geographical name river 80 miles (129 kilometers) on Canada-United States boundary between Ontario & Minnesota flowing from Rainy Lake into Lake of the Woods

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (rainier, rainiest) 1 (of weather, a climate, day, region, etc.) in or on which rain is falling or much rain usually falls. 2 (of cloud, wind, etc.) laden with or bringing rain. Phrases and idioms: rainy day a time of special need in the future. Derivatives: rainily adv. raininess n. Etymology: OE renig (as RAIN)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rainy Rain"y, a. [AS. regenig.] Abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy day or season.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(rainier, rainiest) 1. During a rainy day, season, or period it rains a lot. The rainy season in the Andes normally starts in December. ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. If you say that you are saving something, especially money, for a rainy day, you mean that you are saving it until a time in the future when you might need it. I'll put the rest in the bank for a rainy day. PHRASE

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Showery, wet, moist.

Moby Thesaurus

angry, blinding, boggy, cat-and-doggish, cloudy, cyclonic, damp, dampish, dank, dewy, dirty, drippy, driving, drizzling, drizzly, drumming, fenny, foul, humid, marshy, misty, misty-moisty, mizzly, moist, muggy, pelting, pluvial, pluviose, pluvious, pouring, raging, roric, roriferous, showery, sticky, storming, stormy, streaming, swampy, tacky, tempestuous, tornadic, turbulent, typhonic, typhoonish, undried, wet, wettish



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