Associations to the word «Rainbow»


RAINBOW, noun. A multicoloured arch in the sky, produced by prismatic refraction of light within droplets of rain in the air.
RAINBOW, noun. Any prismatic refraction of light showing a spectrum of colours.
RAINBOW, noun. (often used with “of”) A wide assortment; a varied multitude.
RAINBOW, noun. (figurative) An illusion, mirage.
RAINBOW, noun. (baseball) A curveball, particularly a slow one.
RAINBOW, noun. (poker slang) In Texas hold 'em or Omaha hold 'em, a flop that contains three different suits.
RAINBOW, noun. Short for rainbow trout
RAINBOW, adjective. Multicoloured.
RAINBOW, adjective. (attributive) (chiefly US) Made up of several races or ethnicities, or (more broadly) of several cultural or ideological factions.
RAINBOW, adjective. (attributive) LGBT.
RAINBOW, adjective. (poker) (chiefly of a flop) Composed entirely of different suits.
RAINBOW, verb. (transitive) To pattern with many colours, like a rainbow.
RAINBOW, noun. A member of the Rainbow Guides, a Girl Guide movement for younger girls.
RAINBOW BODIES, noun. Plural of rainbow body
RAINBOW BODY, noun. (Buddhism) According to Dzogchen beliefs, a body made of pure light, acquired after reaching a certain level of spiritual realization.
RAINBOW BRIDGE, noun. (paganism) The road between the realm of the gods and the realm of men in Heathenry which appears in the form of a rainbow.
RAINBOW BRIDGE, noun. (euphemistic) Death, usually when referring to animals.
RAINBOW CEILING, noun. An informal (and often unacknowledged) barrier to promotion or advancement, in employment and elsewhere, for gay and lesbian people.
RAINBOW COALITION, noun. (British) (Ireland) (politics) A government consisting of a coalition of three or more parties.
RAINBOW EUCALYPTUS, noun. A tree of the species Eucalyptus deglupta, native to New Guinea, Mindanao, and islands off Southeast Asia.
RAINBOW FLAG, noun. (LGBT) A rainbow-striped flag, typically consisting of six horizontal bars (from top to bottom: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet), used as a symbol of LGBT pride and LGBT social movements.
RAINBOW GLASS, noun. Alternative term for carnival glass
RAINBOW NATION, proper noun. South Africa after the end of apartheid
RAINBOW PARTIES, noun. Plural of rainbow party
RAINBOW PARTY, noun. Oral sex performed on one male by numerous females, all of which are wearing different colored lipstick.
RAINBOW PLANT, noun. Any of the Australian carnivorous plants in the genus Byblis.
RAINBOW PLANTS, noun. Plural of rainbow plant
RAINBOW ROLL, noun. A California roll with multiple types of fish, wrapped in avocado.
RAINBOW ROLLS, noun. Plural of rainbow roll
RAINBOW RUNNER, noun. (zoology) The marine fish species Elagatis bipinnulatus, which is brilliantly striped yellow and blue
RAINBOW RUNNERS, noun. Plural of rainbow runner
RAINBOW TABLE, noun. (mathematics) (cryptography) A table of surjective functions used to decrypt a text that was coded using a hash table.
RAINBOW TABLES, noun. Plural of rainbow table
RAINBOW TROUT, noun. (usually countable) A trout of the species Oncorhynchus mykiss, that has black spots and a pink streak running along the body.
RAINBOW TROUT, noun. (usually uncountable) The fish as food.
RAINBOW TROUTS, noun. Plural of rainbow trout

Dictionary definition

RAINBOW, noun. An arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain.
RAINBOW, noun. An illusory hope; "chasing rainbows".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy