Rainy
Rainy Rain"y (r[=a]n"[y^]), a. [AS. regenig.] Abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season. [1913 Webster]

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  • rainy — rain|y [ reıni ] adjective a rainy day is one on which it rains a lot: a cold rainy night the weather was cold and rainy a. the rainy season the part of the year in tropical regions when large amounts of rain fall for a rainy day if you save… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rainy — UK [ˈreɪnɪ] / US adjective Word forms rainy : adjective rainy comparative rainier superlative rainiest a rainy day is one on which it rains a lot a cold rainy night the weather was cold and rainy • for a rainy day …   English dictionary

  • rainy — /ˈreɪni/ (say raynee) adjective (rainier, rainiest) 1. characterised by rain: rainy weather; a rainy region. 2. wet with rain: rainy streets. 3. bringing rain: rainy clouds. –phrase 4. a rainy day, a time of need or emergency in the future: *He… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rainy — rain|y [ˈreıni] adj 1.) a rainy period of time is one when it rains a lot ▪ a cold rainy day in October ▪ I hate rainy weather . ▪ the rainy season 2.) save sth for a rainy day to save something, especially money, for a time when you will need it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rainy — [[t]re͟ɪni[/t]] rainier, rainiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n During a rainy day, season, or period it rains a lot. They walked along the promenade on a rainy night... The rainy season in the Andes normally starts in December. 2) PHRASE If you say… …   English dictionary

  • rainy — rainily, adv. raininess, n. /ray nee/, adj., rainier, rainiest. 1. characterized by rain: rainy weather; a rainy region. 2. wet with rain: rainy streets. 3. bringing rain: rainy clouds. [bef. 1000; ME reyny, OE renig. See RAIN, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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