patchy rain definition, patchy rain meaning | English dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images



      adj   , patchier, patchiest  
1    irregular in quality, occurrence, intensity, etc.  
a patchy essay     
2    having or forming patches  
  patchily      adv  
  patchiness      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
See also:

patch, patchily, patchouly, path

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
distinctive scent that accompanies the rain and rises up from the ground especially after a period of warm and dry weather
Ex.: And we could smell the scent of wheat and petrichor rising up in the air as a silent clamour.
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
Or sign up in the traditional way

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge