Synonyms of rain
1 rainfallDictionary • You'll get soaked standing out in the rain.
downpour • a sudden downpour of rain
2 showerDictionary • A rain of stones descended on the police.
shower • a shower of meteorites
flood • He received a flood of complaints.
stream • a never-ending stream of jokes
hail • The victim was hit by a hail of bullets.
volley • It's still not known how many died in the volleys of gunfire.
spate • an incomprehensible spate of words
torrent • The rain came down in torrents.
deluge • a deluge of criticism
1 pourDictionary • It rained the whole weekend.
pour • It has been pouring all week.
teem • The wedding was supposed to be outside but it teemed with rain.
bucket down (informal)
drizzle • It was starting to drizzle.
rain cats and dogs (informal)
come down in buckets (informal)
2 fallDictionary • Rockets, mortars and artillery rained on buildings.
shower • They were showered with rice in the traditional manner.
sprinkle • Cheese can be sprinkled on egg and vegetable dishes.
PROVERB:It never rains but it pours
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bestowTo bestow something on someone means to give or present it to them.
• The Queen has bestowed a knighthood on him.
delugeA deluge of things is a large number of them which arrive or happen at the same time.
• a deluge of criticism
downpourA downpour is a sudden and unexpected heavy fall of rain.
• a sudden downpour of rain
Thesaurus for rain from the Collins English Thesaurus
precipitation from clouds in the form of drops of water, formed by the condensation of water vapour in the atmosphere