What does Rainbow mean?
Definitions for Rainbow
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Rainbow.
an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain
an illusory hope
A multicoloured arch in the sky, produced by prismatic refraction of light within droplets of rain in the air.
Any prismatic refraction of light showing a spectrum of colours.
A wide assortment; a varied multitude.
a rainbow of possibilities
An illusion, mirage
Many electoral promises are rainbows, vanishing soon after poll day.
A curveball, particularly a slow one
In Texas hold 'em or Omaha hold 'em, a flop that contains three different suits
To pattern with many colours, like a rainbow.
Made up of several races or ethnicities, or (more broadly) of several cultural or ideological factions.
Composed entirely of different suits.
Etymology: From regnboga, formed as regn + boga. Cognate with Old High German reginbogo, Icelandic regnbogi and Old Norse regnbogi.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The iris; the semicircle of various colours which appears in showery weather.
Etymology: rain and bow.
Casting of the water in a most cunning manner, makes a perfect rainbow, not more pleasant to the eye than to the mind, so sensibly to see the proof of the heavenly iris. Philip Sidney.
To add another hue unto the rainbow. William Shakespeare.
The rainbow is drawn like a nymph with large wings dispread in the form of a semicircle, the feathers of sundry colours. Henry Peacham.
They could not be ignorant of the promise of God never to drown the world, and the rainbow before their eyes to put them in mind of it. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
This rainbow never appears but where it rains in the sunshine, and may be made artificially by spouting up water, which may break aloft, and scatter into drops, and fall down like rain; for the sun, shining upon these drops, certainly causes the bow to appear to a spectator standing in a true position to the rain and sun: this bow is made by refraction of the sun’s light in drops of falling rain. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
The dome’s high arch reflects the mingled blaze,
And forms a rainbow of alternate rays. Alexander Pope.
A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured circular arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun. Rainbows can be full circles. However, the observer normally sees only an arc formed by illuminated droplets above the ground, and centered on a line from the sun to the observer's eye. In a primary rainbow, the arc shows red on the outer part and violet on the inner side. This rainbow is caused by light being refracted when entering a droplet of water, then reflected inside on the back of the droplet and refracted again when leaving it. In a double rainbow, a second arc is seen outside the primary arc, and has the order of its colours reversed, with red on the inner side of the arc. This is caused by the light being reflected twice on the inside of the droplet before leaving it.
a bow or arch exhibiting, in concentric bands, the several colors of the spectrum, and formed in the part of the hemisphere opposite to the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun's rays in drops of falling rain
Etymology: [AS. regenboga, akin to G. regenbogen. See Rain, and Bow anything bent.]
A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection of light in water droplets in the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun. In a "primary rainbow", the arc shows red on the outer part and violet on the inner side. This rainbow is caused by light being refracted while entering a droplet of water, then reflected inside on the back of the droplet and refracted again when leaving it. In a double rainbow, a second arc is seen outside the primary arc, and has the order of its colours reversed, red facing toward the other one, in both rainbows. This second rainbow is caused by light reflecting twice inside water droplets.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
"A rainbow towards night, Fair weather in sight. Rainbow at night, Sailor's delight; Rainbow in morning, Sailors, take warning."
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rainbow is ranked #39352 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Rainbow surname appeared 559 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rainbow.
73.7% or 412 total occurrences were White.
11.2% or 63 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
8% or 45 total occurrences were Black.
4.2% or 24 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Rainbow' in Nouns Frequency: #2953
The numerical value of Rainbow in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Rainbow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Rainbow in a Sentence
We attempt Best Supporting Actor to not walk in the footsteps but in their Black Panther Party paw steps, and not just in theory, not in a romanticized type of way( but) with our programs, with our criticisms, with our self-criticisms, with our struggles, our politics of internationalism, with the present-day Rainbow Coalition, with the Triple Cs -- the children, community and Black Panther Party Cubs -- supplying services for the people, not in a charity type of way but where people themselves can get involved and fight for their own self-determination.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up the rain.
Morning sunrise wakes me up with rays of hope. Clouds of fear can hide the sun but not for long. If rays of hope are strong and patience is a song, then hope will bloom and rain will bring a rainbow.
If you see a rainbow, shout it out, point it out, stop the ceremony, do what you got to do, because that will be our 49 saying( present).
Gender nonconforming and transgender individuals face challenges within our own community, say nothing of the vast array of perceptions they experience outside of it. Compound that with the trials and tribulations of childhood and adolescence, and it's quite obvious why these amazing young people deserve to see 2 million people supporting them along Fifth Avenue, what the world will see in return are smiling young faces, lit up by the ecstatic energy of rainbow-flag-waving spectators. If they're OK with who they are, the world should be, too.
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Translations for Rainbow
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- ቀስተ ደመናAmharic
- قوس قزحArabic
- göy qurşağıAzerbaijani
- འཇའTibetan Standard
- kanevedenn, gwareg-ar-glavBreton
- arc de Sant Martí, arc irisCatalan, Valencian
- bwa'r Drindod, bwa'r arch, enfysWelsh
- Regenbogen, vielfarbig, buntGerman
- ουράνιο τόξοGreek
- ĉielarko, multkolora, gamoEsperanto
- arco irisSpanish
- ortzadar, ostadarBasque
- قوس و قزح, رنگینکمان, رنگين كمانPersian
- monivärinen, kirjo, spektri, sateenkaariFinnish
- arc-en-ciel, arc-en-French
- reinbôgeWestern Frisian
- bogha báistí, tuar ceathaIrish
- bogha-froisScottish Gaelic
- arco da vellaGalician
- jýiva, jýiGuaraní
- Bhow Ghoree, goal twoaieManx
- bàkan gizòHausa
- קשת בענןHebrew
- इंद्रधनुष, धनुष, इन्द्रधनुषHindi
- iride, irisInterlingua
- pelangi, bianglalaIndonesian
- pluvarko, cielarkoIdo
- njólubaugur, regnbogi, friðarbogiIcelandic
- arcobaleno, irideItalian
- קשת בענןHebrew
- 虹, 多彩, 色々, 多色Japanese
- műkűnga-mburaKikuyu, Gikuyu
- ಇಂದ್ರಚಾಪ, ಮಳೆಬಿಲ್ಲು, ಇಂದ್ರಧನುಸ್ಸು, ಕಾಮನಬಿಲ್ಲುKannada
- bûka baranê, keskesor, keskûala, qozeqerKurdish
- жаа, көк желеKyrgyz
- arcus, irisLatin
- ReebouLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- varavīksne, dardedzeLatvian
- antsiben’andriamànitra, àvanaMalagasy
- uenuku, taawhanawhana, paahoka, rore, aaheahea, kairangi, āniwaniwa, kahukuraMāori
- виножито, лепеза, ѕуница, божилакMacedonian
- മഴവില്ല്, ഇന്ദ്രധനുസ്Malayalam
- ular mengiang, bangun-bangun, ganu, ular danu, pelangi, kuwung, bianglala, teja, benang rajaMalay
- regnbue, regnbogeNorwegian
- bont, prisma, gamma, regenboog, meerkleurig, veelkleurigDutch
- regnbogeNorwegian Nynorsk
- náátsʼíílidNavajo, Navaho
- utawalezaChichewa, Chewa, Nyanja
- nagweyaabOjibwe, Ojibwa
- tęcza, tęczowy, wachlarzPolish
- kurmi, k'uychiQuechua
- multitudine, policrom, multicolor, curcubeu, spectru, varietateRomanian
- arvedávgi, bajándávgiNorthern Sami
- ду́га, dúgaSerbo-Croatian
- දේදුන්නක්Sinhala, Sinhalese
- qaanso, jeegaan, caasha carab dheerSomali
- upinde wa mvuaSwahili
- สายรุ้ง, รุ้งกินน้ำ, สีรุ้ง, รุ้งThai
- gökkuşağı, peygamber kuşağı, ebem kuşağı, gTurkish
- райдуга, веселкаUkrainian
- دھنک, دھنش, قوس قزحUrdu
- kamalak, yoyUzbek
- cầu vồngVietnamese
- רעגנבויגן, רעגנ-בויגןYiddish
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