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A rainbow (1)

Etymology

From Old English reġnboga, from Old High German reganbogo, from OHG regan, rain, + biogo, bow.

Pronunciation

  • rān'bō, /"reInb@U/
  • IPA: /ˈreɪnbəʊ/

Noun

rainbow (plural: rainbows)

  1. Multicoloured arch in the sky produced by refraction of light within droplets of rain in the air.
  2. Any prismatic refraction of light showing a spectrum of colours.
  3. An assortment; a varied multitude. Used with of.
    • a rainbow of possibilities
  4. (baseball) A curveball, particularly a slow curveball
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In Texas hold 'em or Omaha hold 'em, a flop that contains three different suits

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Adjective

rainbow (not comparable)

Positive
rainbow

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Having, or shining with, the colors of the rainbow: iridescent.
  2. Multicoloured.
  3. Special, enigmatic.
  4. (poker) Having multiple suits

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