Rainier

Rainier

[ruh-neer, rey-, rey-neer]
noun
a volcanic peak in W Washington, in the Cascade Range. 14,408 feet (4392 meters).
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rainy

[rey-nee]
adjective, rainier, rainiest.
1.
characterized by rain: rainy weather; a rainy region.
2.
wet with rain: rainy streets.
3.
bringing rain: rainy clouds.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English reyny, Old English rēnig. See rain, -y1

rainily, adverb
raininess, noun
unrainy, adjective

Rainier III

[rey-neer, re-, ruh-; French re-nyey]
noun
Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand de Grimaldi [lwee ahn-ree mak-sahns ber-trahn duh gree-mal dee] , Prince of Monaco, 1923–2005, reigning prince of Monaco 1949–2005.
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Rainier (ˈreɪnɪə, reɪˈnɪə, rə-)
 
n
Mount Rainier a mountain in W Washington State: the highest mountain in the state and in the Cascade Range. Height: 4392 m (14 410 ft)

Rainier III (ˈreɪnɪˌeɪ, French rɛnje)
 
n
full name Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand de Grimaldi. 1923--2005, ruling prince of Monaco from 1949. He married (1956) the US actress Grace Kelly (1929--82)

rainy (ˈreɪnɪ)
 
adj , rainier, rainiest
1.  characterized by a large rainfall: a rainy climate
2.  wet or showery; bearing rain
 
'rainily
 
adv
 
'raininess
 
n

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