Rain is what makes you go running for your umbrella. It's that water that comes down from sky when the dark clouds roll in.
You can also use rain as a verb — as in the expression "Don't rain on my parade," which means don't ruin my good time by giving me bad news. You can also describe anything that comes down quickly and in quantity as something that rains down. On New Year's Eve, confetti rains down in Times Square. If you're unfortunate enough to find yourself in a war zone, you might hear bombs raining down around you.
n water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
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any wind that changes direction with the seasons
a storm with rain
cloudburst, deluge, downpour, pelter, soaker, torrent, waterspout
a heavy rain
very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
rain shower, shower
a brief period of precipitation
equinoctial storm, line storm
a violent rainstorm near the time of an equinox
a short rainstorm accompanied by thunder and lightning
scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling
a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
v precipitate as rain
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shower, shower down
patter, pitter-patter, spatter, spit, sprinkle
pelt, pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, stream
come down as if in sheets
sluice, sluice down
pour as if from a sluice