Origin of rainbow
Related formsrain·bow·y, rain·bow·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for rainbow
Here and there, sparingly, one of the dolls might be purple or green: “Rainbow Piets,” they call them.
David Bowie, Ronnie Wood, and Marianne Faithfull were regulars at the Rainbow Room, a restaurant on the fifth floor.
Because the marketing of the screening included a rainbow flag and said it was to be the kickoff of “LGBT Awareness Month.”Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition|Jay Michaelson|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The turn-of-the-century stretch that yielded The Rainbow Children and N.E.W.S. is particularly easy to ignore.Prince Returns From the Wilderness and, Thankfully, Is as Restless as Ever|Keith Phipps|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2010, alongside PAPER Magazine, FWY and Pharrell created Rainbow City at Art Basel Miami Beach.
There is always more of rainbow than of storm in his skies; their darkest shadow is but a tragic twilight.
Till Antonio de Dominis the rainbow was considered as an inexplicable miracle.Letters on England|Voltaire
The boy looked below, past the flames of the rainbow that licked against their wheels.The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories|E. M. Forster
Thy great seal to all the world, the rainbow, that secured the world for ever from drowning, was but a reflection upon a cloud.Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions|John Donne
Her human power of emotion leaped to the supremest arc of that rainbow curve, and with him stood there poised.Arundel|Edward Frederic Benson
British Dictionary definitions for rainbow (1 of 2)
- any similar display of bright colours
- (as modifier)a rainbow pattern
British Dictionary definitions for rainbow (2 of 2)
Science definitions for rainbow
Culture definitions for rainbow
The colored arch in the sky that is often seen after a rain. The rainbow is formed when water droplets in the air cause the diffraction of sunlight.