Definition of 'rainy'
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Having a nest egg for a rainy day. Times, Sunday Times (2016)ANYONE putting a few bob aside for a rainy day was in for a nasty shock last week. The Sun (2016)We have all sat there, on rainy days, when empty pages and blank spaces beckon. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On a rainy Tuesday night that was enough to pack out Wembley. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The only thing I didn't take into consideration was the fact that this was the rainy season. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The unions want benefits, insurance and compensation for loss of income in the rainy season, when the mine becomes too dangerous and is shut down. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The islands become greener as the rainy season begins. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Not so very wet during the rainy spells. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some may want to give away rainy day money. Times, Sunday Times (2006)During the rainy season the roof leaks. The Sun (2009)Saving a little bit for a rainy day is always a good idea. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Perfect for rainy summer days in the city. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Not a strong inducement to save for a rainy day. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was just exactly where you wanted to go on a rainy night a long way from home. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The rainy season has failed for two years running and there is now no prospect of any improvement until next year. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Mexico was already reeling from one of its wettest rainy seasons on record before it was battered by tropical storms this month. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most of us can't cope with one rainy afternoon. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What if it's cold and rainy? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Suppose you were driving your car on a rainy night, or an extremely hot night. Christianity Today (2000)Weather records show it was bitterly and unseasonably cold, rainy and windy that morning. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Make sure you have your trial in the winter when it's rainy and cold. The Sun (2014)The school is run in an old shop and it floods to 5ft in the rainy season. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Much more common in the rainy season, they tell me. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But only on one of those rainy nights in the cave, when nobody had managed to bag a mammoth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She spoke to him and the sound of her voice recalled their rainy night meeting, but his companions joined him and the moment was lost. Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)The mighty River had been having one the great rainy seasons, and the was transformed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was meeting abuse survivors at all hours of the night 'in rainy back alleys '. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We went on honeymoon to Jersey, which was very cold and rainy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A wet, rainy night would be another welcome gift from our friends in France. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'rainy'
British English: rainy /ˈreɪnɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If it is rainy, it is raining a lot.
It was a rainy night.
- American English: rainy
- Arabic: مُـمْطِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: chuvoso
- Chinese: 多雨的
- Croatian: kišovit
- Czech: deštivý
- Danish: regnfuld
- Dutch: regenachtig
- European Spanish: lluvioso
- Finnish: sateinen
- French: pluvieux
- German: regnerisch
- Greek: βροχερός
- Italian: piovoso
- Japanese: 雨の
- Korean: 비가 오는
- Norwegian: regntung
- Polish: deszczowy
- European Portuguese: chuvoso
- Romanian: ploios
- Russian: дождливый
- Spanish: lluvioso
- Swedish: regnig
- Thai: ซึ่งมีฝนตก
- Turkish: yağmurlu
- Ukrainian: дощовий
- Vietnamese: có mưa
Definition of rainy from the Collins English Dictionary
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