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maxim | rainy |

As a noun maxim

is a self-evident axiom or premise; a pithy expression of a general principle or rule.

As a proper noun Maxim

is the Maxim gun, a British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War I.

As an adjective rainy is

abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season.

maxim

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A self-evident axiom or premise; a pithy expression of a general principle or rule.
  • A precept; a succinct statement or observation of a rule of conduct or moral teaching.
  • * 1776 , , Wealth of Nations , page 768:
  • In every age and country of the world men must have attended to the characters, designs, and actions of one another, and many reputable rules and maxims for the conduct of human life, must have been laid down and approved of by common consent.

    Synonyms

    * aphorism, cliche enthymeme, proverb, saying * See also

    See also

    * adage * aphorism * apophthegm ----

    rainy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season.