an instrument for measuring rainfall.
an instrument for measuring rainfall or snowfall, consisting of a cylinder covered by a funnel-like lid Also called pluviometer
[ruh-neer, rey-, rey-neer] /rəˈnɪər, reɪ-, ˈreɪ nɪər/ noun 1. Mount, a volcanic peak in W Washington, in the Cascade Range. 14,408 feet (4392 meters). [rey-nee] /ˈreɪ ni/ adjective, rainier, rainiest. 1. characterized by : rainy weather; a rainy region. 2. wet with : rainy streets. 3. bringing : rainy clouds. [rey-neer, re-, ruh-; French re-nyey] […]
[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. […]
- Raining cats and dogs
Raining very heavily: “We wanted to play touch football, but now it’s raining cats and dogs, so I guess we’ll stay inside.”
[reyn-mey-ker] /ˈreɪnˌmeɪ kər/ noun 1. (among American Indians) a medicine man who by various rituals and incantations seeks to cause . 2. a person who induces rainfall by using various scientific techniques, as the seeding of clouds with silver iodide crystals from an airplane. 3. Slang. an executive or lawyer with exceptional ability to attract […]