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Sunbow vs. Rainbow

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Sunbownoun

A bow or arc of prismatic colors like a rainbow, caused by refraction through a spray of water from a cataract, waterfall, fountain, etc., rather than through droplets of rain.

Rainbownoun

A multicoloured arch in the sky, produced by prismatic refraction of light within droplets of rain in the air.

Sunbownoun

A rainbow; an iris.

Rainbownoun

Any prismatic refraction of light showing a spectrum of colours.

Rainbownoun

(often used with “of”) A wide assortment; a varied multitude.

‘a rainbow of possibilities’;

Rainbownoun

(figurative) An illusion, mirage.

‘Many electoral promises are rainbows, vanishing soon after poll day.’;

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Rainbownoun

(baseball) A curveball, particularly a slow one.

Rainbownoun

(poker slang) In Texas hold 'em or Omaha hold 'em, a flop that contains three different suits.

Rainbownoun

Rainbow trout.

Rainbowadjective

Multicolored.

Rainbowadjective

Made up of several races or ethnicities, or (more broadly) of several cultural or ideological factions.

Rainbowadjective

(attributive) LGBT.

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Rainbowadjective

Composed entirely of different suits.

Rainbowverb

(transitive) To brighten with, or as with, a rainbow; to pattern with the colours of the rainbow.

Rainbowverb

(intransitive) To take the appearance of a rainbow.

Rainbownoun

A bow or arch exhibiting, in concentric bands, the several colors of the spectrum, and formed in the part of the hemisphere opposite to the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun's rays in drops of falling rain.

Rainbownoun

an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain

Rainbownoun

an illusory hope;

‘chasing rainbows’;

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Rainbow

A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured circular arc.

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