AskDefine | Define rainmaker

Dictionary Definition



1 executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm
2 American indian medicine man who attempt to make it rain

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. An employee of a company who creates a large amount of unexpected business, consistently brings in money at critical times, or brings in markedly more money than his or her co-workers, thereby "floating their salaries".

Extensive Definition

Rainmaker may refer to
  • Rainmaking, attempting to artificially induce or increase precipitation
    • Rain dancing, a ceremonial dance that is performed in order to invoke rain
    • Cloud seeding, dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei
The Rainmaker may refer to:
The Rainmakers may refer to:
rainmaker in German: Der Regenmacher
rainmaker in Hebrew: מוריד הגשם
rainmaker in Dutch: The Rainmaker
rainmaker in Swedish: Regnmakaren

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Dry Ice, aeronaut, aeroplaner, aeroplanist, air pilot, airplanist, artificial nucleation, astronaut, aviator, barnstormer, birdman, captain, cloud seeder, cloud-seeding, commercial pilot, copilot, crop-duster, flier, instructor, jet jockey, licensed pilot, pilot, rain doctor, rainmaking, seeding, silver iodide, stunt flier, stunt man, test pilot, wingman
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