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Rain.
See also räin

English

Etymology

Old English reġn

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
rain

Plural
s

rain (s)
  1. (uncountable) Condensed water falling from a cloud.
  2. (uncountable) (figuratively) Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops.
  3. (countable) (figuratively) An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air.
    A rain of mortar fire fell on our trenches.

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Verb

Infinitive
to rain

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to rain (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (impersonal) To have rain fall from the sky.
    It will rain today.
  2. (intransitive) To fall in large quantities.
    Bombs rained from the sky.
  3. (transitive) To issue (something) in large quantities.
    The boxer rained punches on his opponent's head.

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Japanese

Noun

rain (hiragana らいん)

  1. ライン: line

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