Definition of 'rainbow'
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The ability to find gold at the end of a rainbow? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The droplets are so small that they are unable to split up the sunlight into the colours of the spectrum like a rainbow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After 18 years we have come to the end of our rainbow. The Sun (2016)That's when we see the sudden shower and the flash of sunshine and the arching rainbow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The crystals come in the shape of flowers, stars and clusters, in a rainbow of colours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I've also given you a simple stir-fry packed with veggies that are all colours of the rainbow. The Sun (2016)Visit the two ends of the rainbow. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)We might expect all this from a party which is itself a rainbow coalition within a coalition. The Sun (2010)So a rainbow range of fruit and veg in your shopping trolley will do the trick. The Sun (2006)He was presented with the rainbow jersey and gold medal in front of officials and journalists. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These were all superb desserts but they were not the gold at the end of my rainbow. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Our world now is incomplete, like a rainbow with a colour missing. The Sun (2008)At the stroke of midnight the city erupted with a deafening roar of rockets and the sky exploded in a rainbow of colours. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Their heads are not in the clouds, looking for the end of the rainbow. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sign on to my course instead, and join me at the end of the rainbow. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I was quickly splattered in a stinging rainbow of colours by seemingly invisible foes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I declare he had chosen the most beautiful colour in the rainbow. The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History (2007)There was no rain, and the display was in the wrong part of the sky for a rainbow. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then there was the overwhelming burst of pride as he slipped into his rainbow jersey for the first time to go on a training ride. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He kept the left's rainbow coalition together by showering public sector workers with money while otherwise acting like a liberal centrist. Times, Sunday Times (2014)With a curvy frame and bright rainbow colours, this bike folds in seconds and is small enough to fit in a shopping bag. The Sun (2006)A bright rainbow adds the finishing touch to an art installation in the Scottish countryside. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Kitchen designers have manuals, resulting in a rainbow of bright, lacquered colour choices. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Bribery with taxpayers' money was always intended to provide the glue to keep the rainbow coalition together but there is no money for glue any more. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Because all of us can see the rainbow, it's just that some of us choose instead to stare at our gas bill. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If you are lucky enough to be there at full moon, you can go at night and see a lunar rainbow, which sounds intriguing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And, with the world championship three months and a major block of training away, she is already well poised to retain her two rainbow jerseys. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's great entertainment but is there any pot of political gold at the end of the left's rainbow coalition other than on the silver screen? Times, Sunday Times (2015)IN CYCLING they say the rainbow jersey can blight the season of the defending world champion. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'rainbow'
British English: rainbow /ˈreɪnˌbəʊ/ NOUN
A rainbow is the arch of different colours that you sometimes see in the sky when it is raining.
- American English: rainbow
- Arabic: قَوْس قُزَح
- Brazilian Portuguese: arco-íris
- Chinese: 彩虹
- Croatian: duga
- Czech: duha
- Danish: regnbue
- Dutch: regenboog
- European Spanish: arco iris
- Finnish: sateenkaari
- French: arc-en-ciel
- German: Regenbogen
- Greek: ουράνιο τόξο
- Italian: arcobaleno
- Japanese: 虹
- Korean: 무지개
- Norwegian: regnbue
- Polish: tęcza
- European Portuguese: arco-íris
- Romanian: curcubeu
- Russian: радуга
- Spanish: arcoíris
- Swedish: regnbåge
- Thai: รุ้งกินน้ำ
- Turkish: gökkuşağı
- Ukrainian: веселка
- Vietnamese: cầu vồng
Definition of rainbow from the Collins English Dictionary
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