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rainbow

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noun rain·bow \-ˌbō\

Definition of rainbow

  1. 1 :  an arc or circle that exhibits in concentric bands the colors of the spectrum and that is formed opposite the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun's rays in raindrops, spray, or mist

  2. 2a :  a multicolored arrayb :  a wide assortment or range a rainbow of flavors

  3. 3 [from the impossibility of reaching the rainbow, at whose foot a pot of gold is said to be buried] :  an illusory goal or hope

  4. 4 :  rainbow trout

rainbowlike

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Before 12th Century

First Known Use of rainbow

before 12th century

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


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rainbow

adjective rain·bow

Definition of rainbow

  1. 1 :  having many colors

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being people of different races or cultural backgrounds a rainbow coalition

Examples of rainbow in a sentence

  1. the rainbow costumes worn by mummers at Mardi Gras

1637

First Known Use of rainbow

1637


RAINBOW Defined for English Language Learners

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rainbow

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noun rain·bow \-ˌbō\

Definition of rainbow for English Language Learners

  • : a curved line of different colors that sometimes appears in the sky when the sun shines through rain


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rainbow

adjective rain·bow

Definition of rainbow for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or including people of different races, cultures, etc.


RAINBOW Defined for Kids

rainbow

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noun rain·bow \ˈrān-ˌbō\

Definition of rainbow for Students

  1. :  an arc of colors that appears in the sky opposite the sun and is caused by the sun shining through rain, mist, or spray


Medical Dictionary

rainbow

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noun rain·bow \ˈrān-ˌbō\

Medical Definition of rainbow

  1. slang :  a combination of the sodium derivatives of amobarbital and secobarbital in a blue and red capsule



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