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rain

noun [U] uk   us   /reɪn/
A1 drops of water from clouds: Rain is forecast for tomorrow. Come inside out of the rain. We had heavy/light rain all day. We got caught in pouring/torrential (= a lot of) rain without either raincoats or umbrellas. There will be showers of rain/rain showers (= short periods of rain) in the east. It looks like rain (= as if rain is going to fall).the rains [plural] the season of the year in tropical countries when there is a lot of rain: Villagers are now waiting for the rains to come so that the rice will grow. This is the third year in a row that the rains have failed.
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rain

verb [I] uk   us   /reɪn/
A1 If it rains, water falls from the sky in small drops: I think it's starting to rain. It's raining hard/heavily (= a large amount of rain is falling).
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Translations of “rain”
in Arabic مَطَر…
in Korean 비…
in Malaysian hujan, hujan lebat…
in French pluie…
in Turkish yağmur…
in Italian pioggia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雨, 雨水…
in Russian дождь…
in Polish deszcz…
in Vietnamese cơn mưa, như cơn mưa…
in Spanish lluvia…
in Portuguese chuva…
in Thai ฝน, สิ่งที่ตกลงมาเหมือนฝนเท…
in German der Regen…
in Catalan pluja…
in Japanese 雨…
in Indonesian hujan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雨, 雨水…
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