2. To fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears rained from their eyes.
(Rain) 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.
(Rain"bow`) n. [AS. regenboga, akin to G. regenbogen. See Rain, and Bow anything bent.]
A bow or arch exhibiting, in concentric bands, the several colors of the spectrum, and formed in the part
of the hemisphere opposite to the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun's rays in drops of falling
Besides the ordinary bow, called also primary rainbow, which is formed by two refractions and one
reflection, there is also another often seen exterior to it, called the secondary rainbow, concentric with
the first, and separated from it by a small interval. It is formed by two refractions and two reflections, is
much fainter than the primary bow, and has its colors arranged in the reverse order from those of the
Lunar rainbow, a fainter arch or rainbow, formed by the moon. Marine rainbow, or Sea bow, a
similar bow seen in the spray of waves at sea. Rainbow trout (Zoöl.), a bright-colored trout (Salmo
irideus), native of the mountains of California, but now extensively introduced into the Eastern States,
Japan, and other countries; called also brook trout, mountain trout, and golden trout. Rainbow
wrasse. (Zoöl.) See under Wrasse. Supernumerary rainbow, a smaller bow, usually of red and
green colors only, sometimes seen within the primary or without the secondary rainbow, and in contact
(Rain"bowed`) a. Formed with or like a rainbow.
(Rain"deer`) n. (Zoöl.) See Reindeer. [Obs.]
(Rain"drop`) n. A drop of rain.
(Rain"fall`) n. A fall or descent of rain; the water, or amount of water, that falls in rain; as, the
average annual rainfall of a region.
Supplied by the rainfall of the outer ranges of Sinchul and Singaleleh.Hooker.
(Rain"i*ness) n. The state of being rainy.
(Rain"less), a. Destitute of rain; as, a rainless region.
(Rain"-tight`) a. So tight as to exclude rain; as, a rain-tight roof.
(Rain"y) a. [AS. regenig.] Abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or
(Raip) n. [Cf. Icel. reip rope. Cf. Rope.] A rope; also, a measure equal to a rod. [Scot.]
(Rais) n. Same as 2d Reis.
(Rais"a*ble) a. Capable of being raised.
(Raise) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raised (razd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raising.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa,
causative of risa to rise. See Rise, and cf. Rear to raise.]