rainless


rainless
rain NOUN 1) the condensed moisture of the atmosphere falling visibly in separate drops. 2) (rains) falls of rain. 3) a large quantity of things falling or descending: a rain of blows.
VERB 1) (it rains, it is raining, etc.) rain falls. 2) (be rained off) (of an event) be terminated or cancelled because of rain. 3) fall or cause to fall in large quantities.
be as right as rain — Cf. ↑be as right as rain
rain cats and dogs — Cf. ↑rain cats and dogs
DERIVATIVES rainless adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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