regardless of the weather or circumstances; in any event:
The concert will be held, rain or shine. He’s always a reliable friend, rain or shine.
No matter what the circumstances, as in We promised we would finish the project tomorrow, rain or shine . This term, first recorded in 1905, still refers to weather, as well as other uncertainty, and always implies that an activity will be carried out, no matter what. For a synonym, see hell or high water
[reyn-out] /ˈreɪnˌaʊt/ noun 1. a contest, performance, or the like, that has been rained out. 2. Also called washout. the removal of radioactive particles or other foreign substances from the atmosphere by precipitation. /ˈreɪnˌaʊt/ noun 1. radioactive fallout or atmospheric pollution carried to the earth by rain
[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. […]
[reyn-proof] /ˈreɪnˌpruf/ adjective 1. impervious to ; keeping out or unaffected by : a rainproof cover; a rainproof coat. verb (used with object) 2. to make rainproof. /ˈreɪnˌpruːf/ adjective 1. Also raintight. (of garments, materials, buildings, etc) impermeable to rainwater verb 2. (transitive) to make rainproof adj. also rain-proof, 1788, from rain (n.) + proof […]
noun, Meteorology. 1. a region in the lee of mountains that receives less rainfall than the region windward of the mountains. noun 1. the relatively dry area on the leeward side of high ground in the path of rain-bearing winds rain shadow An area having relatively little precipitation due to the effect of a topographic […]