Rain delay



noun

the interruption of an outdoor public event due to rain, with an intent to continue when the rain ends
Examples

Wimbledon is fraught with rain delays.
Word Origin

1899

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Raindrop

    [reyn-drop] /ˈreɪnˌdrɒp/ noun 1. a drop of rain. n. Old English rendropa; see rain (n.) + drop (n.).

  • Rained

    [reyn] /reɪn/ noun 1. water that is condensed from the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere and falls to earth in drops more than 1/50 inch (0.5 mm) in diameter. Compare (def 6). 2. a , , or shower: We had a light rain this afternoon. 3. rains, the season; seasonal , as in India. 4. […]



  • Rainey

    [rey-nee] /ˈreɪ ni/ noun 1. Gertrude (“Ma”) 1886–1939, U.S. blues singer. 2. Joseph Hayne [heyn] /heɪn/ (Show IPA), 1832–87, U.S. politician: first black congressman 1870–79.

  • Rainfall

    [reyn-fawl] /ˈreɪnˌfɔl/ noun 1. a or shower of . 2. the amount of water in , snow, etc., within a given time and area, usually expressed as a hypothetical depth of coverage: a rainfall of 70 inches a year. /ˈreɪnˌfɔːl/ noun 1. precipitation in the form of raindrops 2. (meteorol) the amount of precipitation in […]



Disclaimer: Rain delay definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.