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Is rain a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word rain is a Scrabble US word. The word rain is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

R1A1I1N1

Is rain a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word rain is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

R1A1I1N1

Is rain a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word rain is a Words With Friends word. The word rain is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

R1A1I1N2

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You can make 15 words from 'rain' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'rain'

AIRN 4RAIN 4
RANI 4 

3 letters words from 'rain'

AIN 3AIR 3
ANI 3RAI 3
RAN 3RIA 3
RIN 3 

2 letters words from 'rain'

AI 2AN 2
AR 2IN 2
NA 2 

All 4 letters words made out of rain

rain arin rian iran airn iarn rani arni rnai nrai anri nari rina irna rnia nria inra nira ainr ianr anir nair inar niar

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word rain. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in rain.

Definitions and meaning of rain

rain

Alternative forms

  • rayne (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English reyn, rein, from Old English rēn, reġn (rain), from Proto-Germanic *regną (rain) (compare West Frisian rein, Dutch regen, German Regen, Danish and Norwegian regn), of uncertain origin. Possibly from pre-Germanic *Hréǵ-no-, from Proto-Indo-European *Hreǵ- (to flow) (compare Latin rigō (wet, soak), Lithuanian rõki (drizzling rain), Albanian rrjedh (to flow, drip)), although the consonant reflexes don't match.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rān, IPA(key): /ɹeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • Homophones: reign, rein

Noun

rain (usually uncountable, plural rains)

  1. Condensed water falling from a cloud.
    We've been having a lot of rain lately.
    The rains came late that year.
    • 2019, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      This process involves cloud seeding – when various substances are put into clouds in an attempt to cause rain.
  2. (figurative) Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops.
  3. (figurative) An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air.
    A rain of mortar fire fell on our trenches.

Usage notes

  • shower, downpour, drop are some of the words used to count rain.

Alternative forms

  • raygne (obsolete)

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:hydrometeor

Derived terms

  • Also see terms derived from the verb

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: alen

Translations

See rain/translations § Noun.

Verb

rain (third-person singular simple present rains, present participle raining, simple past and past participle rained)

  1. (impersonal) To have rain fall from the sky.
    It will rain today.
  2. (intransitive) To fall as or like rain.
    It will rain fire and brimstone at the end of days.
    Tears rained from her eyes.
    Leaves rained from the tree.
    Bombs rained from the sky.
  3. (transitive) To issue (something) in large quantities.
    The boxer rained punches on his opponent's head.
  4. (obsolete) To reign.
    • Such wondrous science in mans witt to rain.

Derived terms

  • Also see terms derived from the noun
Translations

See rain/translations § Verb.

See also

  • drizzle
  • hail
  • mizzle
  • precipitation
  • serein
  • shower
  • sleet
  • snow
  • storm
  • Wikipedia article on rain

Anagrams

  • ARIN, Arin, Iran, NIRA, Nair, RNAi, Rani, Rian, Rina, arni, rani

Japanese

Romanization

rain

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ライン

Kavalan

Noun

rain

  1. waves in the open sea

Sera

Noun

rain

  1. water

References

  • Terry Crowley, Claire Bowern, An Introduction to Historical Linguistics (2010, →ISBN, page 333
  • Stephen Adolphe Wurm, New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study (1976)

Sissano

Noun

rain

  1. water

References

  • Stephen Adolphe Wurm, New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study (1976)
  • John Nystrom, Sissano Organised Phonology Data (1992) (as rayn several times in a story; compare ranrayn "wet")

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to fall in drops of water.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)