Rain Shadow

Science / Weather / Rain Shadow: Also referred to as a precipitation shadow, it is the region on the lee side of a mountain or similar barrier where the precipitation is less than on the windward side. For example, the relatively dry Washoe Valley of western Nevada is in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada.

Other Words for Rain

Rain Noun Synonyms: precipitation, drizzle, sprinkle, downpour, shower, thunder-shower, cloudburst, rainstorm, squall, deluge, sunshower
Rain Verb Synonyms: rainfall, precipitation

Other Words for Shadow

Shadow Verb Synonyms: darkness, gloom, dimness, dusk, obscurity
Shadow Noun Synonyms: cloud, blight, curse

Restraining Circle

Entertainment / Ice Hockey / Restraining Circle: A faceoff circle. MORE

Restraining Line

Entertainment / Football / Restraining Line: A team's respective line of scrimmage at a free kick, the line the ball is to be kicked from (for the kicking team), or a line 10 yards in advance of that (for the receiving team) MORE

Restraining Order

Business / Real Estate / Restraining Order: An order that may issue from filing for an injunction. Though the term is sometimes used as a synonym of injunction, it is distinguished from an injunction in that it is intended only as a restraint u MORE


Entertainment / Photography / Restrainer: Chemical constituent of developing solutions which helps prevent reducing agents from affecting unexposed halides and converting them to black metallic silver. MORE

Rest Pause Training

Health / Fitness / Rest Pause Training: Training method where you press out one difficult repetition, then replace bar in stands, then after 10-20 second rest, do another rep, etc. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Refrain: A line or set of lines at the end of a stanza or section of a longer poem or song--these lines repeat at regular intervals in other stanzas or sections of the same work. Sometimes the repetition invol MORE