Rain vs Sunlight - What's the difference?

rain | sunlight |

As nouns the difference between rain and sunlight

is that rain is while sunlight is all the electromagnetic radiation given off by the sun, especially that in the visible spectrum that bathes the earth.




  • Condensed water falling from a cloud.
  • We've been having a lot of rain lately .
    The rains came late that year.
  • (figuratively) Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops.
  • (figuratively) An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air.
  • A rain of mortar fire fell on our trenches.

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)

    Usage notes

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


    * See also

    Derived terms

    en verb)
  • (impersonal) To have rain fall from the sky.
  • It will rain today.
  • To fall as or like rain.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The rain it raineth every day.
    Tears rained from her eyes.
  • To fall in large quantities.
  • Bombs rained from the sky.
  • To issue (something) in large quantities.
  • The boxer rained punches on his opponent's head.

    Derived terms

    * Also see * it never rains but it pours * rain cats and dogs, rain dogs and cats * rain down * rain off

    See also

    * drizzle * hail * mizzle * precipitation * serein * shower * sleet * snow * storm *


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  • All the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, especially that in the visible spectrum that bathes the Earth.
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  • (figuratively, figuratively) Brightness, hope; a positive outlook.
  • Synonyms

    * (light from the sun) sunshine