Definition of Rain shadow

1. Noun. An area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it.

Generic synonyms: Area, Country



Definition of Rain shadow

1. Noun. (meteorology) an area of diminished precipitation on the lee side of mountains ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rain Shadow

rain forest
rain gage
rain gauge
rain gauges
rain gutter
rain hat
rain hats
rain man
rain men
rain off
rain on one's parade
rain on someone's parade
rain or shine
rain out
rain pitchforks
rain shadow (current term)
rain shower
rain stick
rain tree
rain trees
rainband
rainbands
rainbird
rainbirds
rainboot
rainboots
rainbow
rainbow-colored
rainbow bridge
rainbow cactus

Literary usage of Rain shadow

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1. Weather by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Rose/Graf, Mike Graf, Nancy Schoefl, Evan-Moor (Firm (2002)
"The eastern slopes, on the other hand, are in what's known as a rain shadow, and they receive much less precipitation. A perfect example of the rain shadow ..."

2. Principles of Human Geography by Ellsworth Huntington, Sumner W. Cushing (1922)
"Places in a rain-shadow get little rain, just as places in an ordinary shadow ... The rain-shadow often causes Great Valley ?"•*' , of California <7 ^ S,. ..."

3. Principles of Human Geography by Ellsworth Huntington, Sumner W. Cushing (1922)
"Places in a rain-shadow get little rain, just as places in an ordinary shadow get ... The rain-shadow often causes Pacific Great Buin •I,.. S FIG. 80. ..."

4. The Rainfall of Chile by Mark Sylvester William Jefferson (1921)
"RAINS TO WEST AND rain shadow TO EAST The rains come from the Pacific. The valleys lie in the rain shadow of the coastal mountains, as the western Argentine ..."

5. Quito to Bogotá by Arthur Clifford Veatch (1917)
"One would expect to find all the portion between the two Cordilleras a rain-shadow, and that there would probably be a gradual increase in precipitation ..."

6. Technology and Poverty Reduction in Asia and the Pacific by Jorge Braga de Macedo, Tadao Chino (2002)
"It is a dry, rain—shadow, backward region. Population growth from 1971 to 1991 was 71 per cent, as against an average of 37 per cent for its size-class of ..."

7. Technology and Poverty Reduction in Asia and the Pacific by Jorge Braga de Macedo, Tadao Chino (2002)
"It is a dry. rain-shadow, backward region. Population growth from 1971 to 1991 was 71 per cent, as against an average of 37 per cent for its size-class of ..."

8. Technology and Poverty Reduction in Asia and the Pacific by Jorge Braga de Macedo, Tadao Chino (2002)
"It is a dry, rain-shadow, backward region. Population growth from 1971 to 1991 was 71 per cent, as against an average of 37 per cent for its size-class of ..."

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