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Rainbow Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • an illusory hope; "chasing rainbows"
  • an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun''s rays by rain

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain ,
  • an illusory hope; "chasing rainbows"

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Rainbow Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A rainbow is an arc of color in the sky that can be seen when the sun shines through falling rain. The pattern of colors starts with red on the outside and changes through orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo to violet on the inside. A rainbow is created when light is bent (refracted) while entering a droplet of water and reflected.

A rainbow is actually round. On the ground, the bottom part is hidden, but in the sky, like from a flying airplane, it can be seen as a circle. Rainbows are popular symbols that can mean peace and harmony. Rainbows are also used as symbols of gay pride.

The rainbow effect can be seen when:



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'Rainbow' example sentence in quotations


* The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible And indescribably as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, A segment of the rainbow which I have clutched. - Henry David Thoreau

* No vision and you perish No Ideal, and you're lost Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high. - Harriet Du Autermont

* May the sun always shine on your windowpane May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain May the hand of a friend always be near you May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. - Blessing Irish


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Rainbow Sample Sentences in News


  • Rainbow Child Care Center Announces Opening of New School in Walker
    TROY, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainbow Child Care Center, the operator of over 90 early education and child care centers throughout the United States, continues to increase its presence in Michigan with the opening of a new school in Walker. The school is located at 2065 3 Mile Road in Walker, MI and is enrolling students now. The Walker location wil Read more on this news related to 'Rainbow'
  • Colorado Buffaloes vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors: Keys to the Game
    The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are an aggressively mediocre team, and I don't mean that as a slight. In order to come away with a comfortable win and continue progressing, CU would do well to gain the upper hand in these three areas. One of the relative strengths of the 2013 team was its ability to force turnovers at crucial moments. Read more on this news related to 'Rainbow'
  • Rainbow Child Care Center Announces Opening of New School in Warsaw
    TROY, Mich., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainbow Child Care Center, the operator of over 90 early education and child care centers throughout the United States, is proud to be expanding its Indiana operations with the opening of a new school in Warsaw. The Warsaw location will mark the opening of the company's 12th school in Indiana. The newly constructed, Read more on this news related to 'Rainbow'

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