Definitions

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  • n. The portion of the year during which rainfall amounts are greatest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of the two seasons in tropical climates

Etymologies

From rainy + season. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This word answers to the Arabic wady, and expresses, as no single English word can, the bed of a stream (often wide and shelving, and like a "valley" in character, which in the rainy season may be nearly filled by a foaming torrent, though for the greater part of the year dry).

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • In the rainy season it probably ran full, Ranji decided, an impressive torrent filling the cut cur­rently occupied only by a dirty trickle.

    The False Mirror

  • During the rainy season our cow presented us with a bull-calf, and that there might never be any difficulty in managing him, I at a very early age, pierced his nose and placed a short stick in it, to be exchanged for a ring when he was old enough.

    Swiss Family Robinson

  • And when the escape capsule settled to the ground in a shallow depression that in the rainy season would briefly become a lake, only a few dull-witted desert creatures were there to see the main hatch spring open and a lone figure emerge.

    Phule me twice

  • The walls were shaken by the reiterated efforts of the most enormous of the battering-rams; the town was reduced to the last extremity; but it was still defended by the patient and intrepid valor of the garrison, till the approach of the rainy season obliged the emperor to raise the siege, and ingloviously to retreat into his winter quarters at Antioch.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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