Definition of rainswept in English:



  • Exposed to or frequently experiencing rain and wind.

    ‘the rainswept quayside’
    • ‘With its drystone hedges, bedraggled cottages, enigmatic stone menhirs, and rainswept green fields, Jejudo has something of a Celtic feel.’
    • ‘It's a long long 20 minute wait beside a rainswept parade of shops before the following bus catches up and we can continue.’
    • ‘From the time she was a young woman, Carr had been determined to find her own way of portraying the densely forested, mountainous west coast of Canada with its rainswept climate.’
    • ‘These small rainswept isles off the western end of the vast Eurasian landmass have contributed far more to the well-being of the rest of humanity than any other country, bar none.’
    • ‘‘My life is here,’ she says, gesturing at the rainswept green gardens outside her kitchen window.’
    • ‘She competed in an era when Allan Wells beat the rest of the world after training on rainswept tracks in Edinburgh without money, but not motivation.’
    • ‘Where yesterday the supermarket was closed and the carpark empty and rainswept, today both of them were crowded with too many cars and far too many people.’
    • ‘From our breakfast perch on the verandah high above a rainswept gorge dotted with palms, frangipani, hibiscus and pink orchids, the rain was positively uplifting.’
    • ‘Tonight I read of rugged Newfoundland coastlines and dream of fog-drenched villages and rainswept fishing boats.’
    • ‘The Admiral remembers all too clearly returning from long Cold War submarine patrols, and having to queue on a rainswept jetty to use a phone.’
    • ‘And it was Lynam who was in charge of the BBC's Wimbledon coverage on that terrifying, rainswept afternoon in 1996 when Cliff Richard sang to Centre Court.’
    • ‘Afternoon turned into evening, evening into a dismal, dark, rainswept night.’
    • ‘Close finishes were a feature of the second of the Kendal Winter League series of races at a wind and rainswept Firbank, near Sedbergh, on Sunday.’
    • ‘These kids should be dragged around rainswept mountains and lakes rather than be allowed to spend time - and your money - in seaside arcades.’
    • ‘Tucking in behind his rival on the rainswept circuit, he audaciously out-braked him on the inside of the final bend to steal ahead and win.’
    • ‘They spend their nights not in front of fire and telly, but walking the rainswept streets canvassing votes, or in draughty committee rooms hammering out policy.’
    • ‘Some landscapes seem designed for the NHH treatment, such as the dizzying view of Mizen Head, a rainswept Brittas Bay, and Farm on the Healy Pass.’
    • ‘Pocklington were without half a dozen key players due to injury and unavailability and they left a dry and sunny Pocklington to find Ilkley rainswept and waterlogged.’
    • ‘The gala screening took place in a rainswept Leicester Square in the presence of many celebrities.’
    • ‘I suppose he's doing a lot of standing around on rainswept balconies, and staring out into the middle distance, and not finishing his sentences, right?’