Definition of rainy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈreɪni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪni//
(rainier, rainiest) Rain
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  • having or bringing a lot of rain a rainy day the rainy season the rainiest place in Britain See related entries: Rain
  • Word OriginOld English rēnig (see rain, -y).Extra examples I went there during the rainy season. This valley is said to be the rainiest place in Britain. We woke up to a rainy day.Idioms
    save, keep, etc. something for a rainy day
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    to save something, especially money, for a time when you will really need it See related entries: Rain
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rainy