What is rainbow?

  • (noun): An arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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.

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Golden Rainbow
... Golden Rainbow was the title of a Broadway musical that opened in 1968 ... The previews for Golden Rainbow began at the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia on November 28, 1967, moving to its new location in New York City at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway on December 27, 1967 ... November 19, 1968, its run resumed at the George Abbott Theatre on Broadway, where Golden Rainbow played until it closed on January 11, 1969 ...
Bernarr Rainbow Trust
... The Bernarr Rainbow Trust was set up by Rainbow in 1996 to support projects connected with music education ...
Rainbow Group
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More definitions of "rainbow":

  • (noun): An illusory hope.
    Example: "Chasing rainbows"

Famous quotes containing the word rainbow:

    The novel is a perfect medium for revealing to us the changing rainbow of our living relationships. The novel can help us to live, as nothing else can: no didactic Scripture, anyhow. If the novelist keeps his thumb out of the pan.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    The Rainbow comes and goes,
    And lovely is the Rose,
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

    Captain, the man of skill, the expert
    Leader, the creator of bursting color
    And rainbow sortilege, the savage weapon
    Against enemies, against the prester,
    Presto, whose whispers prickle the spirit.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)