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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
rain
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a rain/snow storm
▪ They got caught in a terrible snow storm.
acid rain
blinding rain/snow/heat etc
▪ I struggled back to the hut through blinding rain.
Heavy rain
Heavy rain has caused flooding in many areas.
it rains/snows heavily
▪ It’s been raining heavily all day.
it’s pouring with rain/it poured with rainBritish English
▪ It was pouring down with rain at three o'clock.
it’s pouring with rain/it poured with rainBritish English
▪ It was pouring down with rain at three o'clock.
pelting rain
▪ the cold wind and pelting rain
rain check
▪ ‘Care for a drink?’ ‘I’ll take a rain check, thanks.’
rain clouds
▪ The sky had been full of rain clouds for days.
rain dripped
▪ The rain dripped down his neck.
rain drop
rain forest
▪ the destruction of the rain forest
rain gauge
shower of rain
▪ a shower of rain
tropical rain forests
▪ the tropical rain forests
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
acid
▪ For example, Norwich rain has been found to be twice as acid as rain at a rural site nearby.
▪ Sulphur goes on to produce acid rain.
▪ Carbonates destroyed by the acid rain release vast quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
▪ Has no one told him about acid rain or the carcinogens in coal waste?
▪ People say that acid rain from processing plants have rotted their tin roofs.
▪ Out on the motorways cars go into the fog. Acid rain at the rattling glass.
▪ They said the reason the trees were dying was acid rain.
cold
▪ The weather had changed to cold, steady rain.
▪ It is evening, a steady cold rain is falling outside and gusts of wind rattle the shutters.
▪ Several hundred fans, already cold from intermittent rain, slept in the station overnight.
▪ A cold rain was beginning to fall, the sky to the east was very dark.
▪ In age she recollected the sensation of hot tears mixing with cold rain.
▪ He leaned up against the window and watched a cold early July rain fall, watched the trees shake.
▪ You don't see teachers out on the picket line, in the cold and the rain, have you noticed?
▪ That evening, as a cold rain began to fall, we were the last family admitted to the receiving camp.
driving
▪ The weather broke down thereafter, and in driving chill rain tempers were cooled.
▪ The darkness was so complete that no one could have seen her through the driving rain and almost instantly the house disappeared.
▪ Inside, peace reigns, even in driving rain.
▪ There was continuous driving rain, and a cold that numbed me.
▪ The air was full of driving rain as Jack climbed the hill.
▪ He took the Mascot Missile's keys from the tray in the hall and went out into the driving rain.
▪ He let go and ducked back into the driving rain.
heavy
▪ Many of the day's activities took place indoors to escape the heavy rain.
▪ But in heavy rains, when the reservoir overflows, excessive levels of metals flow into Keswick Reservoir and downstream.
▪ But when water levels rise, after heavy rain, the caves flood, bringing water into contact with the pollutants.
▪ At Scott Flat Reservoir in the Sierra foothills, heavy rain with hail.
▪ I told him that the weather was horrendous on Tiree also, with cloud and heavy rain, and getting worse.
▪ The heavy rains left puddles in the center circle and in the corners.
▪ It was believed that the accident happened as an indirect result of heavy rain and snow storms in the city.
▪ Streams can get high and swift very quickly following heavy rains.
light
▪ A light rain began to fall.
▪ The clouds were turbulent and gray, a cool, light rain still falling.
▪ I stand in a light mist of rain.
▪ As he walked along, light rain began to fall.
▪ The prohibition was lifted in some counties last week after light rain fell over much of the state.
▪ East Anglia: Patchy light rain.
▪ Dead meat with a light blood rain was everywhere: I shivered.
pouring
▪ On the other hand, driving round at night, in the pouring rain, didn't appeal either.
▪ Two glasses of wine. Pouring rain and flat grey sky outside.
▪ Then, crouching down, I peered out through the pouring rain and saw such a sight as I will never forget.
▪ Two figures stood under it in the pouring rain.
▪ Then, he mingled with people in Belfast's city centre during pouring rain and chatted with pupils of Deramore High School.
▪ Have you ever been up to Clogwyn Du'r Arddu in the pouring rain and the vilest weather?
▪ Jumbles of furniture, bedding, household objects stood in the pouring rain.
▪ Apart from the pouring rain, we had to contend with mist - luckily we were on a clear path.
torrential
▪ As El Ni o ebbs away, drought follows the torrential rain.
▪ He spent many nights sleeping in an open orchard in torrential rain until he located a small cave.
▪ During the night there was torrential rain.
▪ Six hours before our meeting began, the city was deluged with torrential rain.
▪ The weather was appalling, torrential rain, heavy winds and icy temperatures - ideal for sprinting!
▪ My mum and dad drove us to the airport in the torrential rain and wind.
▪ When the land is exposed to the harsh tropical sun and torrential rain, it quickly becomes infertile.
▪ He dropped his head into his hands. Torrential rain was quickly turning the building-site into a quagmire.
tropical
▪ The tropical rain hardly dampened the mood of the waiting crowd.
▪ Most species live in tropical rain forests.
▪ The drive is spectacular: gorges and tropical rain forests and waterfalls on every hand, but I thought only of Poppy.
▪ For the environmentally minded contractor, several lumber companies in California are now marketing ethically chopped tropical rain forest timber.
▪ That becomes only too clear if you find yourself hungry in a tropical rain forest.
▪ A deluge of tropical rain fell on us an hour later.
▪ Up to half of the tropical rain forests cut down or burned are transformed not into wasteland but into secondary forest.
■ NOUN
fall
▪ For others the clouds might gather and the rains fall, but never for Maurice and those around him.
▪ I stood in the doorway of a store during the storms we were having and watched the rain fall through the gloom.
▪ Switch to a spring dressing when rain fall drops and leaching will be less, he urges.
▪ Only on the coldest winter days or when rain falls will they move inside.
▪ He leaned up against the window and watched a cold early July rain fall, watched the trees shake.
forest
▪ Farming, then, is the biggest devourer of rain forest.
▪ Meanwhile, the felling and burning of tile Amazonian rain forest had also become a major story.
▪ The drive is spectacular: gorges and tropical rain forests and waterfalls on every hand, but I thought only of Poppy.
▪ Beyond the pristine beaches are rain forests.
▪ We want to get an idea of what's going on in the rain forest canopy.
▪ A simulated rain forest will be installed inside two climate-controlled buildings, also in the post-2006 phase.
▪ Of those that pollinate a small percentage of tropical rain forest trees, a minority feed exclusively on floral resources.
▪ As in the first pavilion, the conservatory recedes into the background and the rain forest embraces visitors.
shower
▪ I feel the wind on my face and the first drops of a summer rain shower falling on my hair.
▪ The latest rain shower had stopped, and an orange, smoky sunset came on.
▪ However, cloud conditions in Florida are expected to worsen after Friday, with low clouds and rain showers likely.
▪ A rain shower splatters so realistically, you almost feel wet.
▪ They were married between rain showers at an outdoor ceremony at the farm near Hope, N.D., Saturday night.
water
▪ If your tap water is of doubtful quality then you must be prepared to remedy the situation or use rain water instead.
▪ Only distilled water, rain water, or water from a clean aquarium should be used.
▪ Neither does it lose its sweetness by becoming diluted with rain water.
▪ No new rain water is used.
▪ The bottles you buy today contain rain water which fell up to 80 years ago.
▪ When rain water hits pyrite ore, it forms sulfuric acid, which leaches out copper and other metals.
▪ Also, the rain water has been a very weak acid because it links with carbon dioxide in the air.
▪ Whenever possible well-filtered rain water should be used.
■ VERB
pour
▪ We can buy houses, take care of babies, fight wars, drive in the pouring rain.
▪ I was 300 yards from home in a restaurant and had only used my car anyway because it was pouring with rain.
▪ In this pouring rain on a busy street corner in Paris, I watch her face go soft with recognition.
▪ As well as the wind, it poured with rain.
▪ It didn't, and by the time she did reach the village it was fully dark - and pouring with rain.
▪ It was pouring with rain now, but standing right there on the shiny Eighth Street pavement was Signe.
▪ She sketched even faster, wanting to get everything down before it began to pour with rain.
stop
▪ Nothing was stopping in the rain.
▪ Is it to stop the rain spoiling their designer hairstyles or is it because they may get damp and catch the sniffles?
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
driving rain/snow
▪ He feels like a fool in his virtual reality goggles as he trudges through the driving rain to the parked aircraft.
▪ In the face of the hard, driving snow, the stage slowed.
▪ Inside, peace reigns, even in driving rain.
▪ The air was full of driving rain as Jack climbed the hill.
▪ The darkness was so complete that no one could have seen her through the driving rain and almost instantly the house disappeared.
▪ The somber job was made more difficult by driving snow and subfreezing temperatures.
▪ There was continuous driving rain, and a cold that numbed me.
▪ They carried parasols and held them against the driving snow as they minced along in three-inch clogs.
it is pissing down (with rain)
spots of rain
▪ A few spots of rain fell on Claire.
▪ As they passed through the town of Isserre, spots of rain spat on to the windscreen.
▪ But although it was early the sky had become quite dark and he felt a few spots of rain.
▪ But most areas did avoid the rain apart from a few spots of rain over the islands.
take a rain check (on sth)
▪ I'm sorry but I'm busy on Saturday - can I take a rain check?
▪ The warning voice could go take a rain check, she thought.
torrential rain
▪ As El Ni o ebbs away, drought follows the torrential rain.
▪ Bob Weber's house south of Larimore has had water to the top of the basement since last week's torrential rains.
▪ Five target fish were nominated for the second day as the anglers struggled to overcome persistent torrential rain and buffeting winds.
▪ He spent many nights sleeping in an open orchard in torrential rain until he located a small cave.
▪ It follows torrential rain yesterday, which flooded roads, and caused chaos as hundreds of commuters were stuck in traffic jams.
▪ My mum and dad drove us to the airport in the torrential rain and wind.
▪ The weather was appalling, torrential rain, heavy winds and icy temperatures - ideal for sprinting!
▪ When the land is exposed to the harsh tropical sun and torrential rain, it quickly becomes infertile.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Four inches of rain have fallen in four days.
▪ I like walking in the rain
▪ Some light rain is likely in the Boston area.
▪ The rain was beating against the window.
▪ The coast has been battered by torrential rain all week.
▪ The roads are flooded after a period of exceptionally heavy rain.
▪ There's an 80% chance of rain.
▪ When acid rain falls, it affects the pH balance of the soil.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Between the gusts, the sound of rain on the roof and water pouring off it was continuous.
▪ However, the weather may not be so good, and rain and gales are frequent.
▪ It was peaceful, under the rain.
▪ The moist snowfall had changed into rain.
▪ The new wind brought rain, and not just showers, but a constant soaking deluge flying sometimes straight at us.
▪ The undisguised face gleamed in the rain.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
hard
▪ A bleak scene outside where it was raining hard, and he felt bleak inside.
▪ It started raining hard just then.
▪ It was raining hard now, and the wind was screaming from the back of the ship.
▪ Now it was raining hard outside, great heavy unmerciful rain slanting out of the sky like steel rods.
▪ Soon it was raining hard enough, Stephen noted dismally, to keep him off the moor for the evening.
▪ It was raining hard now, beating on the window panes, and the room was in semi-darkness.
heavily
▪ The, to add insult to injury, it started raining heavily.
▪ It had been raining heavily - and it was to go on raining heavily for another nine days.
▪ The incident occured when it was dark and raining heavily.
▪ It was a cold, windy night, and it was raining heavily.
▪ It began to rain heavily, and after a while Oliver opened his eyes.
▪ It began to rain heavily, a big storm coming down fast from the north.
▪ On my second outing with the boots I was trying to assess how watertight they were as it was raining heavily.
■ NOUN
blow
▪ She almost screamed when she felt the blows raining against it.
■ VERB
begin
▪ Paul walked about, feeling it begin to rain, not caring that the wet dripped on his suit of clothes.
▪ It began to rain in torrents when I was let off there.
▪ It had begun to rain since she came in.
▪ Rolls of thunder joined the gunfire now, like giant echoes, and it began to rain, reducing visibility.
▪ As I clicked my stopwatch at the start line it began to rain.
▪ Almost at once, the sky began to rain witnessed meteorites.
▪ In her mind was she comforting her cat-creature as the virus bombs began to rain down?
▪ It had begun to rain, a cold leaden drizzle.
start
▪ By the time John parked in Sloane Crescent the sun had vanished behind lowering cloud, and it was starting to rain.
▪ It started raining hard just then.
▪ The, to add insult to injury, it started raining heavily.
▪ We had dug in that night on perimeter, and it started raining.
▪ I put my arms over my head and pieces of glass started to rain down on me.
▪ Exactly the time the guy said fall in, it started raining.
▪ And, by now, it had started to rain.
▪ We had the window open, and it had just started to rain the lightest rain imaginable.
stop
▪ The pavements were wet when in under an hour they reached Karlovy Vary, but for the moment it had stopped raining.
▪ It seems to have stopped raining, but I open my umbrella anyway and head toward my car.
▪ It had stopped raining by the morning.
▪ In Newburgh it had stopped raining.
▪ It had stopped raining, but the sky still looked like cement.
▪ The first day at the resort, it never stopped raining.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
driving rain/snow
▪ He feels like a fool in his virtual reality goggles as he trudges through the driving rain to the parked aircraft.
▪ In the face of the hard, driving snow, the stage slowed.
▪ Inside, peace reigns, even in driving rain.
▪ The air was full of driving rain as Jack climbed the hill.
▪ The darkness was so complete that no one could have seen her through the driving rain and almost instantly the house disappeared.
▪ The somber job was made more difficult by driving snow and subfreezing temperatures.
▪ There was continuous driving rain, and a cold that numbed me.
▪ They carried parasols and held them against the driving snow as they minced along in three-inch clogs.
spots of rain
▪ A few spots of rain fell on Claire.
▪ As they passed through the town of Isserre, spots of rain spat on to the windscreen.
▪ But although it was early the sky had become quite dark and he felt a few spots of rain.
▪ But most areas did avoid the rain apart from a few spots of rain over the islands.
take a rain check (on sth)
▪ I'm sorry but I'm busy on Saturday - can I take a rain check?
▪ The warning voice could go take a rain check, she thought.
torrential rain
▪ As El Ni o ebbs away, drought follows the torrential rain.
▪ Bob Weber's house south of Larimore has had water to the top of the basement since last week's torrential rains.
▪ Five target fish were nominated for the second day as the anglers struggled to overcome persistent torrential rain and buffeting winds.
▪ He spent many nights sleeping in an open orchard in torrential rain until he located a small cave.
▪ It follows torrential rain yesterday, which flooded roads, and caused chaos as hundreds of commuters were stuck in traffic jams.
▪ My mum and dad drove us to the airport in the torrential rain and wind.
▪ The weather was appalling, torrential rain, heavy winds and icy temperatures - ideal for sprinting!
▪ When the land is exposed to the harsh tropical sun and torrential rain, it quickly becomes infertile.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ It rained all night, and half the day after.
▪ It was raining hard.
▪ Take an umbrella in case it rains.
▪ Think it'll rain this weekend?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ About 1.30 am we got home to Debenham, it was raining it was cold and completely desolate.
▪ At 7,000 metres a shower of rocks rained down on me.
▪ By the time John parked in Sloane Crescent the sun had vanished behind lowering cloud, and it was starting to rain.
▪ Earlier in the day it had been raining, now there was a high wind blowing.
▪ It had been raining all week and the cleared paths were slick where the rain had frozen on top of the snow.
▪ It had started to rain again.
▪ It was as though the mourning cloud that had stopped above Rehoboth had rained meanness and waiting.
▪ It was quiet outside, and raining.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rain

Rain \Rain\ (r[=a]n), n. & v. Reign. [Obs.]
--Spenser.

Rain

Rain \Rain\ (r[=a]n), n. [OE. rein, AS. regen; akin to OFries. rein, D. & G. regen, OS. & OHG. regan, Icel., Dan., & Sw. regn, Goth. rign, and prob. to L. rigare to water, to wet; cf. Gr. bre`chein to wet, to rain.] Water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops.

Rain is water by the heat of the sun divided into very small parts ascending in the air, till, encountering the cold, it be condensed into clouds, and descends in drops.
--Ray.

Fair days have oft contracted wind and rain.
--Milton.

Note: Rain is distinguished from mist by the size of the drops, which are distinctly visible. When water falls in very small drops or particles, it is called mist; and fog is composed of particles so fine as to be not only individually indistinguishable, but to float or be suspended in the air. See Fog, and Mist.

Rain band (Meteorol.), a dark band in the yellow portion of the solar spectrum near the sodium line, caused by the presence of watery vapor in the atmosphere, and hence sometimes used in weather predictions.

Rain bird (Zo["o]l.), the yaffle, or green woodpecker. [Prov. Eng.] The name is also applied to various other birds, as to Saurothera vetula of the West Indies.

Rain fowl (Zo["o]l.), the channel-bill cuckoo ( Scythrops Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]) of Australi

  1. Rain gauge, an instrument of various forms for measuring the quantity of rain that falls at any given place in a given time; a pluviometer; an ombrometer.

    Rain goose (Zo["o]l.), the red-throated diver, or loon.

    Rain prints (Geol.), markings on the surfaces of stratified rocks, presenting an appearance similar to those made by rain on mud and sand, and believed to have been so produced.

    Rain quail. (Zo["o]l.) See Quail, n., 1.

    Rain water, water that has fallen from the clouds in rain.

Rain

Rain \Rain\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rained (r[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raining.] [AS. regnian, akin to G. regnen, Goth. rignjan. See Rain, n.]

  1. To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; -- used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains.

    The rain it raineth every day.
    --Shak.

  2. To fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears rained from their eyes.

Rain

Rain \Rain\ (r[=a]n), v. t.

  1. To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds.

    Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you.
    --Ex. xvi. 4.

  2. To bestow in a profuse or abundant manner; as, to rain favors upon a person.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
rain

Old English regn "rain," from Proto-Germanic *regna- (cognates: Old Saxon regan, Old Frisian rein, Middle Dutch reghen, Dutch regen, German regen, Old Norse regn, Gothic rign "rain"), with no certain cognates outside Germanic, unless it is from a presumed PIE *reg- "moist, wet," which may be the source of Latin rigare "to wet, moisten" (see irrigate). Rain dance is from 1867; rain date in listings for outdoor events is from 1948. To know enough to come in out of the rain (usually with a negative) is from 1590s. Rainshower is Old English renscur.

rain

Old English regnian, usually contracted to rinan; see rain (n.), and compare Old Norse rigna, Swedish regna, Danish regne, Old High German reganon, German regnen, Gothic rignjan. Related: Rained; raining. Transferred and figurative use of other things that fall as rain (blessings, tears, etc.) is recorded from c.1200.\n

\nTo rain on (someone's) parade is attested from 1941. Phrase to rain cats and dogs is attested from 1738 (variation rain dogs and polecats is from 1650s), of unknown origin, despite intense speculation. One of the less likely suggestions is pets sliding off sod roofs when the sod got too wet during a rainstorm. (Ever see a dog react to a rainstorm by climbing up on an exposed roof?) Probably rather an extension of cats and dogs as proverbial for "strife, enmity" (1570s).

Wiktionary
rain

alt. 1 (context impersonal English) To have rain fall from the sky. 2 To fall as or like rain. 3 (context intransitive English) To fall in large quantities. 4 (context transitive English) To issue (something) in large quantities. n. 1 Condensed water falling from a cloud. 2 (context figuratively English) Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops. 3 (context figuratively English) An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air. vb. 1 (context impersonal English) To have rain fall from the sky. 2 To fall as or like rain. 3 (context intransitive English) To fall in large quantities. 4 (context transitive English) To issue (something) in large quantities.

WordNet
rain

v. precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding" [syn: rain down]

rain
  1. n. water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere [syn: rainfall]

  2. drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds [syn: rainwater]

  3. anything happening rapidly or in quick successive; "a rain of bullets"; "a pelting of insults" [syn: pelting]

Wikipedia
Rain (disambiguation)

Rain is a type of precipitation.

Rain or RAIN may also refer to:

Rain (2001 film)

Rain is a 2001 New Zealand film directed by Christine Jeffs. A debut film by Jeffs, it was released in New Zealand in 2001 and internationally in 2002. It concerns the coming of age of 13-year-old Janey, and is based on the novel Rain, written by Kirsty Gunn. Rain was produced by Philippa Campbell.

Rain (Erasure song)

"Rain" is a song by British synthpop duo Erasure. It is the third single from Erasure's eighth studio album, Cowboy (1997). Mute Records distributed the single on CD and vinyl in the UK and Europe. Some releases, titled Rain Plus, had so many remixes and live recordings, that the number of the tracks and their combined running-time made Rain Plus ineligible for ranking on the UK Singles Chart.

Rain (Mortal Kombat)

Rain is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games. Originating as a palette-swapped joke red herring inserted into Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 by Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon in order to stir up fan interest in the game, he became a playable character in the follow-up title Mortal Kombat Trilogy.

In the games, Rain hails from the otherworldly realm of Edenia like Kitana and Jade, but he does not share his compatriots' allegiance to their homeland and instead opts to serve evil Outworld emperor Shao Kahn. He plays his most prominent role in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, where he is revealed to be a demigod and related to the protagonist of the game's storyline.

Since his UMK3 debut, Rain's presence in the Mortal Kombat franchise has been relatively sparse, as he has been selectable in only the series' two compilation titles (Trilogy and Armageddon) and the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot, for which he was a later addition to the character roster as downloadable content, while he appears as a nonplayable character in 2015's Mortal Kombat X. General critical reception to the character has been mainly negative in response to his origins and some of his finishing moves.

Rain (Beatles song)

"Rain" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles first released in June 1966 as the B-side of the " Paperback Writer" single. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for the album Revolver though neither appears on that album.

Written by John Lennon although credited to Lennon–McCartney, "Rain" has been called the Beatles' finest B-side, noted for its slowed-down rhythm track and backwards vocals, both of which were a hint of things to come on Revolver, released two months later.

Three promotional films were made for the song "Rain". These videos, along with other Beatles videos at the time, sparked George Harrison to say during the Beatles Anthology, "So I suppose, in a way, we invented MTV."

Rain (entertainer)

Jung Ji-hoon (, , , born June 25, 1982), better known by his stage nameRain, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer.

Rain's musical career includes seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 28 singles and numerous concert tours around the world. His acting career began in 2003, when he won the KBS Best New Actor award for his role in the drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. In 2004, Rain won the KBS Excellence in Acting (Best Actor) award for his role in the drama Full House with Song Hye Kyo. After starring in A Love To Kill with Kim Sa-rang (actress) and Shin Min-a, he acted in his first Korean film, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Rain has acted in the American films Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009), the latter of which made him the first Korean to win an MTV award. Rain acted in another Korean film, R2B: Return to Base, that was released in August 2012.

In 2007, Rain left the management of JYP Entertainment and started his own company, J. Tune Entertainment but still retains collaborative relationship with Park Jin-young. In 2013, it was announced he would be discharged from the army on July 10, 2013, and Rain had signed a contract with Cube DC, a sub-label of Cube Entertainment whose CEO is the former President of JYP Entertainment.

Rain (1932 film)

The plot of the film is based on the 1923 play Rain by John Colton and Clemence Randolph, which in turn was based on the short story "Miss Thompson" (later retitled "Rain") by W. Somerset Maugham. Actress Jeanne Eagels had played the role on stage. Other movie versions of the story include: a 1928 silent film titled Sadie Thompson starring Gloria Swanson, and the heavily sanitized Miss Sadie Thompson (1953), which starred Rita Hayworth.

In 1960, the film entered the public domain in the USA due to the copyright claimant's failure to renew the copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.

Rain (EP)

Rain is an EP by 40 Below Summer. The disc is a re-release of the band's much sought-after independent EP, before they signed with London-Sire Records. The EP was released on July 31, 2007 via Crash Music Inc.

Rain (Japanese band)

Ra:IN (stands for Rock and Inspiration) is a Japanese instrumental rock band. Formed in 2002 by Pata, Michiaki and Tetsu, the group is signed to the Danger Crue label. Former hide with Spread Beaver keyboardist DIE joined the band in May 2007, and drummer Tetsu left in April 2014, being replaced by Ryuichi Nishida. They have released three albums, a single and a two track EP, and have toured extensively, including international shows in China, Taiwan, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Russia.

Rain (album)

Rain is a 2008 album by Joe Jackson. It was released by Rykodisc on 28 January 2008 in the UK and one day later in the U.S.

Jackson plays piano and sings, and Graham Maby on bass and David Houghton on drums are the only other musicians. It was recorded at Planet Roc in Berlin, Germany. A limited edition version of the album included a CD and a bonus DVD containing over 40 minutes of material, including concert and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. Jackson performed a full UK tour.

Rain (Madonna song)

"Rain" is a song by American singer Madonna from her fifth studio album Erotica (1992). The song was released on August 5, 1993 by Maverick Records as the album's fifth single internationally and the fourth single in North America. It was later included on her ballad compilation album Something to Remember (1995). The song was written and produced by Madonna and Shep Pettibone. A pop ballad with influence from trip hop and new-age music, "Rain" features a more "friendly" composition than the other singles released from the album. Lyrically the song likens rain to the empowering effect of love, and as with water's ability to clean and wash away pain. Like the other songs on Erotica, sexual contact is also a possible interpretation of the song.

"Rain" received positive response from music critics, who noted it as an exceptional ballad amongst the overtly sexual content on Erotica. It peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, while becoming a top-ten hit in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The accompanying music video was shot in black and white by director Mark Romanek and colored manually with blue tones. It features Madonna singing the song against various backdrops on a set. The music video was praised by many critics for its innovation and cinematography. Madonna has only performed the song during The Girlie Show World Tour in 1993, while a remixed version of the song was used as a video interlude during her 2008–09 Sticky & Sweet Tour.

Rain (Anthony Callea song)

"Rain" is the second song released by Australian Idol series two runner-up Anthony Callea, and features on his self-titled debut album Anthony Callea (2005). It was released as a double A-side set features the song plus his recording of Simon & Garfunkel's song " Bridge over Troubled Water", which he performed on Australian Idol.

The CD single for the song was released as a three-track standard version with the B-side "Don't Tell Me". It was also available for a short time as a limited edition collector's 2CD tri-gatefold set with a second B-side, "Wanna Be the One".

Rain (video game)

'Rain '(stylized as rain), also known in Asia as Lost in the Rain, is an adventure video game developed by SCE Japan Studio published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 video game console. The game was first revealed at Gamescom and was released as a digital download on the PlayStation Network in 2013. While the digital version is available in all regions, the games physical disc based release was limited to in Japan, with only Japanese language options, and a Hong Kong and Taiwan release containing English and Traditional Chinese language options. This last version is the only way to acquire an English language copy of the game in physical form, making it a sought after collectible.

Rain (The Cult song)

"Rain" is a song by The Cult from their Love album. It was briefly known as "Sad Rain" during its recording, and the lyrics were reportedly inspired by a Hopi rain dance. Ultimately it was the second single released from that album following " She Sells Sanctuary". It peaked at #17 on the UK singles chart, and has always been a live favourite, being performed at almost every gig since its release.

Despite the song's popularity, after performing it live in November 1989 at Wembley, singer Ian Astbury said, "So you like that one?" and after the audience cheered, Astbury responded by saying, "Personally, I don't." This can be heard on bootleg live audio and video recordings of the concert.

There is one alternate version to the song, an extended remix titled "(Here Comes The) Rain". The remix version of this song was used during a party sequence in the film Demoni 2, and the original version plays during the end credits to the film. The original version also appeared on the soundtrack to the video game Grand Theft Auto V.

Rain (1929 film)

Rain is a 1929 Dutch short documentary film directed by Mannus Franken and Joris Ivens. It premiered on December 14, 1929, in the Amsterdam Filmliga’s theater, De Uitkijk.

Rain (Mika song)

"Rain" is a song by Mika, released as the second single from his second studio album, The Boy Who Knew Too Much. The song was produced and mixed by Greg Wells and features violinist Owen Pallett.

Rain (Status Quo song)

"Rain" is a single released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1976. It was included on the album Blue for You.

The track "Rain" was originally intended to be included on the album On The Level, but at the time of the recording sessions Rick Parfitt had not completed the song and so it was held over to the band's next release.

Rain (2005 film)

Rain is a 2005 Bollywood erotic- thriller film directed by Amol Shetge and produced by Vinod Bachchan under the banner of V. R. Entertainers. It features actors Meghna Naidu and Himanshu Malik in the lead roles. Satish–Ajay scored the music for the film.

Rain (2006 film)

Rain is a 2006 film directed by Craig DiBona. The screenplay was written by Andrew Neiderman, based on the novel by V. C. Andrews. It premiered at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, although it did not receive further domestic distribution.

Rain (2008 film)

Rain is a 2008 film directed by Maria Govan. This was among the first feature productions to be shot entirely by citizens of the Bahamas. Rain marks the final film of actor Calvin Lockhart.

Rain

The major cause of rain production is moisture moving along three-dimensional zones of temperature and moisture contrasts known as weather fronts. If enough moisture and upward motion is present, precipitation falls from convective clouds (those with strong upward vertical motion) such as cumulonimbus (thunder clouds) which can organize into narrow rainbands. In mountainous areas, heavy precipitation is possible where upslope flow is maximized within windward sides of the terrain at elevation which forces moist air to condense and fall out as rainfall along the sides of mountains. On the leeward side of mountains, desert climates can exist due to the dry air caused by downslope flow which causes heating and drying of the air mass. The movement of the monsoon trough, or intertropical convergence zone, brings rainy seasons to savannah climes.

The urban heat island effect leads to increased rainfall, both in amounts and intensity, downwind of cities. Global warming is also causing changes in the precipitation pattern globally, including wetter conditions across eastern North America and drier conditions in the tropics. Antarctica is the driest continent. The globally averaged annual precipitation over land is , but over the whole Earth it is much higher at . Climate classification systems such as the Köppen climate classification system use average annual rainfall to help differentiate between differing climate regimes. Rainfall is measured using rain gauges. Rainfall amounts can be estimated by weather radar.

Rain is also known or suspected on other planets, where it may be composed of methane, neon, sulfuric acid, or even iron rather than water.

Rain (Breaking Benjamin song)

"Rain" (also credited as Rain (2005) and Rain (2005) [Alternate Single Version]) is a song by American rock band Breaking Benjamin. It is the third single of their second album, We Are Not Alone.

The 2005 single version of Rain is found only on newer pressings of We Are Not Alone. This version is a full-band version of "Rain" (as opposed to the original version in which the only instrument used is an acoustic guitar). The song was performed on AOL Sessions along with " So Cold" and " Sooner or Later".

Rain (American band)

Rain was a short-lived American band, considered a key part of the second wave of Washington, D.C.'s Revolution Summer movement, which itself is regarded as the original wave of emotional hardcore punk. They followed acts like Embrace and Rites of Spring.

The band was also notable for comprising members of other influential hardcore/punk acts; Bert Queiroz spent time in Youth Brigade and Jon Kirschten had a stint with Gray Matter prior to forming Rain, while Eli Janney later formed noted post-hardcore act Girls Against Boys with brother Scott after Rain's dissolution.

The band formed as a three-piece in 1986. After playing several shows, the band recorded twice in 1987. The first session resulted in the band's demo tape, which surfaced shortly thereafter. For the second session, second guitarist Scott McCloud joined the band. "Worlds at War," from this second session, appeared on Dischord's 1989 compilation, State of the Union. However, the full session was not released until 1990, when Guy Picciotto ( Fugazi, Rites of Spring), put it out as a 12" EP on his Peterbilt label with the title La Vache Qui Rit.

They broke up shortly thereafter.

La Vache Qui Rit was remastered and reissued on compact disc by Dischord/Peterbilt in late 2007.

Rain (SWV song)

"Rain" is a 1998 single released by the group SWV. The musical backing track is based on Jaco Pastorius's "Portrait of Tracy." First heard in 1997 on the group's third album Release Some Tension, the song was released as a single the next year. It peaked at number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 7 on the US Hot R&B Singles chart. Singer Tyrese appeared in the song's music video. He would later sing the hook on " Pullin' Me Back", a song by rapper Chingy, which sampled "Rain". Smooth jazz musician Norman Brown covered the song on his 1999 album, Celebration. Toronto based producer duo Team Majestic Music, also sampled "Rain" for their song "Let It Fall."

Rain (British band)

Rain were an alternative rock band from Liverpool, England, who had a minor hit in 1991 with "Lemonstone Desired".

Rain (Yui song)

"Rain" is the seventeenth single by Japanese pop singer-songwriter Yui. It was released on November 24, 2010. The title song is a tie-in for the Fuji TV drama series Perfect Report. The single reached number 2 on the Oricon chart.

Rain (poetry collection)

Rain is a collection of poetry by the Scottish poet Don Paterson.It was published in 2009 by Faber and Faber and won the Forward poetry prize for best poetry collection of the same year.

Rain (Uriah Heep song)

"Rain" is a song by the English progressive rock/ hard rock band Uriah Heep, which was originally released on their fifth studio album, The Magician's Birthday, in 1972. Though the song was never released as a single, it is one of the most well-known songs from the album. It was written by Ken Hensley, who also performed the keyboard/ piano element of the song, with vocals by David Byron. It was the band's first song to utilize only the keyboards/piano and vocals. AllMusic said the song was a "lovely piano ballad".

Rain (Guano Apes song)

"Rain" is a 1997 song by Guano Apes. It was first released on January 1998 as a promotional single, but later had a full release on May 1998 as their second single from their debut album Proud Like a God. It is one of the songs by the band to have a softer sound, followed by "Don't You Turn Your Back on Me", "Living in a Lie", "Pretty in Scarlet" and "Quietly". The music video shows the band walking on a desert, looking for rain.

Rain (Creed song)

"Rain" is a song written and performed by Creed. It is their second single from their 2009 album, Full Circle.

The single was released through MSN Music on September 22, 2009, hit radio airplay September 23, 2009, and was released as a digital download on October 6, 2009 on iTunes and other digital retailers.

The feedback for the song has been positive, and has been competing in rank on sites such as iTunes with " Overcome". It has reached #91 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #67 on the Billboard Digital Songs. It has since re-entered the Hot 100 at #91, matching its previous peak. "Rain" also made its debut in the ARIA Charts at number 66 in Australia.

Rain (Man in the Wood song)

Rain is a single by the Australian post-punk band Man in the Wood and one of only two releases under that name before the change to Tlot Tlot in 1991.

Unlike other Man in the Wood and Tlot Tlot releases, this single was not released on any label, however the catalogue number MAN 001 can be seen in the runout groove. On this release, drummer Stanley Paulzen is credited by his middle name of Jason.

Rain (Sons of Korah album)

Rain is the fifth album from the band Sons of Korah. It was released in August 2008 by Wordsong Artists.

Rain (TV series)

Rain is an Indonesian soap opera musical comedy drama produced by Amanah Surga Productions that airs daily on SCTV. The cast includes Cassandra Sheryl Lee, Randy Martin, Stefhanie Zamora Husen, Salshabilla Adriani, Endy Arfian with cameo appearances from actors from Indonesian films and television.

Rain (Taeyeon song)

"Rain" is a song by South Korean singer Kim Tae-yeon, a member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. It was released digitally on February 3, 2016.

Rain (opera)

Rain, originally entitled Sadie Thompson (1997), is an American opera by Richard Owen, based on the 1921 short story Rain by Somerset Maugham. The first version, named not after the story title, but like the 1928 Gloria Swanson film named after the female leading character, Sadie Thompson, was premiered 20 November 1997. The revised version of the opera, Rain, was premiered by Camerata New York at Alice Tully Hall 20 February, 2003. A recording of the 2003 performances was issued on Albany Records.

Rain (short story)

Rain is a 1921 short story by W. Somerset Maugham about a prostitute, Sadie Thompson, and a missionary. The story was the basis of a number of adaptations including Rain, a 1922 play by John Colton and Clemence Randolph starring Jeanne Engels, Sadie Thompson, a 1928 silent film starring Gloria Swanson, and Sadie Thompson, a 1977 opera by U.S. judge Richard Owen.

Rain (Peter Mulvey album)

Rain is the second album by American singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey, released in 1994. It was reissued in 2001 by Signature Sounds.

Usage examples of "rain".

The aborigines have an overwhelming advantage in the Misty Mire during the Rains.

From their midst, ornate cast-iron pillars sprouted, acanthus leaves flowing into cantilevered struts supporting flat canopies that sheltered the roadway from the rain.

It was not quite light the next morning, when Ace awakened to the cool dampness of a fine, misty rain on his face.

The mist became a light, steady rain, and as Ace rode along, a soft patter filled the stillness of aspen and pine.

There had been decent spring rains that year and the acequias, the irrigation channels that the Romans had built, ran fresh with icy water.

Looking down, the trio in the aerophane could see London grow mad, grave men skipping about in the rain like schoolboys at the first fall of snow.

He allowed the others to dip their fingers in it when cool and use it to wipe their skins to relieve the intolerable itching caused by the aerosol rain from the trees.

She imagined the smell of the rain forest and the chatter of monkeys, the rustle of agoutis, the slither of anacondas, the screech of macaws.

After several seconds another sound cut through the rain: the strident clangor of the alarum bells in the tower of St.

Some of the characters in my tale are present in the Void Which Bind largely as scars, holes, vacancies -- the Nemes creatures are such vacuums, as are Councillor Albedo and the other Core entities -- but I was able to track some of the movements and actions of these beings simply by the movement of that vacancy through the matrix of sentient emotion that was the Void, much as one would see the outline of an invisible man in a hard rain.

The boy smiled up at him, and now Alee smiled back and cuffed his ear, then they stepped out into the driving rain.

The loss in manuring matters, which is incurred in keeping manure-heaps exposed to the weather, is not so much due to the volatilization of ammonia as to the removal of ammoniacal salts, soluble nitrogenized organic matters, and valuable mineral matters, by the rain which falls in the period during which the manure is kept.

There was only the sound of the rain and the rasp of breathing while the girl, mute, amnesiac, shorn, and wasted, climbed out over the brink of the mine-shaft.

Rostov threw his cloak over his shoulders, shouted to Lavrushka to follow with the things, and- now slipping in the mud, now splashing right through it- set off with Ilyin in the lessening rain and the darkness that was occasionally rent by distant lightning.

I finished mounting antennas, rain gauge, wind vane, and anemometer on the roof of our control tower, it looked more like some scientific outpost than a deer blind.