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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. In the Book of Genesis it's a symbol of God's promise not to flood the world again. 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


  • Lake and rainbow trout on the catch menu at Lake Chelan
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  • Hawaii's Rainbow Warriors beat Pitt in Maui, 74-70
    WAILUKU, MAUI, HAWAII – Jamie Dixon had warned his young Pitt Panthers that their frequent defensive breakdowns and inability to defend the perimeter would eventually catch up to them. Read more on this news related to 'Rainbow'
  • Rainbow Village participates in homelessness awareness week
    National Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week, which started Monday, is intended to keep the public information on the facts of poverty. Read more on this news related to 'Rainbow'

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